Developer Common (ILCD – PEF/OEF)

This page provides tools and information for the creation of both ILCD entry level and PEF/OEF data, and for data sharing through the LCDN.

Common tools:

NODE INSTALLATION: Soda4LCA - IT infrastructure including the documentation for creating a Node for data sharing and for registration of data in the data network.

Node (Soda4LCA)

VALIDATION TOOL: automatic tool for format and nomenclature validation, remember to download the validation profile according to the compliance that has to be tested (for Environmental Footprint, the profile is also embedded in the package under "other" folder)

ILCD format validation (Soda4LCA)

LOOK@LCI: it allows the analysis of data sets under the International reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD), directly from the data files (.xml), without the need of mapping the EF/ILCD nomenclature to a software-specific nomenclature

Look@LCI Software

Look@eILCD (LED): designed to work with the eILCD format, directly from the data files (.xml). The eILCD format was developed to allow working with disaggregatd datasets (e.g. partly aggregated datasets at level-1) and also more complex EF models. The software allows to perform several checks and it aggregates the model (.xml contained in the lifecyclemodel folder) into an aggregated EF-compliant dataset. (users' guide included)

Look@eILCD(LED) Software


The LCDN Handbook for users has been developed to provide guidance on: preparation of data (export from an LCA modelling tool); technical validation of the data; setting up of a node for participation in the LCDN; uploading of the data to the node; publication of the data on the LCDN.

Life Cycle Data Network — Handbook for users and data developers (2016)

Guidance on use and functionalities of Look@LCI

Look@LCI User instructions

Specific sections:

ILCD data format format specifications and software developers' kits.

ILCD data format

Tools, resources and guidance for the ILCD entry level compliance

ILCD-Entry Level

Tools resources and guidance for the PEF/OEF compliance

Environmental Footprint