Consistency across Swiss and Global Scenarios methodology for Life Cycle Assesement

This research activity aims to produce environmental and resource indicators for the materials required by the energy systems in Switzerland over time and across scenarios and shocks based on life-cycle assessment. The Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) model in SURE will use selected indicators to represent specific aspects of the environment and resilience dimensions of the proposed decision support framework. The aim of this activity is to design the exchange and harmonization of information between the different energy (Swiss TIMES Energy system Model, STEM), building (Building Stock Model, BSM), and economy (Global Equilibrium Model, GEM-E3) models and the life-cycle assessment module. Identifying the relevant input and output parameters from these models and designing a procedure to integrate them into the life-cycle database is essential.