This might be the wrong section to post this question, so feel free to move it. I didn`t know where to put it.
I am trying to use the ecoinvent v3.3 database for an LCA and added value assessment and also couple the foreground system to the relevant sectors in SHDB. This is very difficult when there is no information on which year the cost information refers to?
In SHDB it is clear that the monetary values are in USD 2002.
How are the values in openLCA-ecoinvent v3.3 dealt with internally?
Are they automatically converted to reflect the year of the reference currency (which would be very practical since USD 2002 is among them), or do I have to know which year the cost is specified for and use a currency converter and GDP deflator to convert it to USD 2002 myself?
i can not find any information about this in any document, so please add that to the ecoinvent in openLCA document at least.