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what is the best way to proceed if I want to create an EPD according to 15804 with openLCA? I already have an ecoinvent license, but this alone is not enough to create an EPD right? How can I integrate the SBK Bepalingsmethode with the given characterization factors (in Excel) into openLCA to perform an assessment with this impact assessment method?

I am looking forward to your reply.
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The EuGeos extension of ecoinvent is good for EPDs, it has a suitable LCIA method to cover also the more recent "A2" version of EN15804.

With the SBK Bepalingsmethode, this is a bit complicated, we had quite some discussions with the Dutch organisation releasing the method and the specific database (https://milieudatabase.nl), and were told that unfortunately, the database can only be made accessible to SimaPro users. This is of course a somewhat surprising answer in a world where the European Commission sues Google for ranking own products better, but we need to live with that I think. We could of course support creation of the SBK Bepalingsmethode in openLCA, linked to our reference flows, if this is interesting to you. Let me know.

Thank you!

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Nell, thanks for opening this discussion. For interest, is the SBK Bepalingsmethode and the Nationale Milieudatabase somehow displacing the MKI (milieukostindicator)? Or are they both being applied, but in different contexts?
Kind regards,