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Part 1 | LCA and introduction to GaBi

Part 1: What is LCA, and how do you carry out an LCA with GaBi?

The first part of this video tutorial series introduces the concept of Life Cycle Assessment and how to conduct an LCA study using the GaBi software.

We will cover some theory about LCA and then learn how to use Gabi’s standard functions. Please select a chapter from the options below or click chapter one to play all.


To work through each of the chapters of Part 1 of the Paper Clip Tutorial, it's best to go to the "GaBi Learning Center Part 1 | LCA and introduction to GaBi" playlist on our YouTube channel below, where the video chapters play in sequence.


Single Chapters

If you only want to watch single chapters, you can reach them directly via the following links:

01) How to use these video
tutorials (0:57)

02) ISO 14044, Goal, scope and functional units (03:32)

03) System boundaries, allocation
and data collection (04:13)

04) LCI, LCIA, classification and characterization (04:48)

05) Connecting and activating
a database (01:13)

06) Understanding Flows

07) Creating a plan and adding
processes (03:13)

08) Creating a new process and
process types (04:31)

09) Adding input flows

10) Creating a new flow and adding amounts (04:23)

11) Elementary, non-elementary
flows and tracking (03:00)

12) Fixing the reference process (01:20)

13) Using auto connect and
adding transport (03:40)

14) Linking processes

15) Adding a plan to a plan

16) Adjusting visual appearance (01:25)

17) Creating a balance and
viewing dashboards (02:58)

18) Creating a custom dashboard (04:00)

19) Working with the results
tab (06:09)

20) Analyzing weak points

21) Exporting charts and tables

Paper Clip Tutorial Database

In order to complete this tutorial, you need the Paper Clip Tutorial database.

If you don't have the database yet, please download it here, connect the database to GaBi and activate it.

Please note: this database cannot be used in conjunction with a GaBi Demo or GaBi Education license. The GaBi demo version is already delivered with the Paper Clip Tutorial Database and the GaBi Education Database contains all the objects from the Paper Clip Tutorial.

Rather read the handbook than watch the video?

Please note that the tutorial videos are also available in handbook-form for download.


Paper_Clip_Tutorial - Part1


Paper_Clip_Tutorial - Part2