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Bath Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE)
Name of source Inventory of Carbon and Energy
Provider University of Bath. Sustainable Energy Research Team
Summary text Database of embodied energy and carbon of building materials. Database provides details of original references so users can check original sources.
Contact Craig Jones
Licensing Free (with registration)
Language(s) English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type HTML (web) access to Excel or PDF file
Software needs Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 1977-2010
Geography UK
Original Data Source(s) Academic research, industry statistics, government publications, other LCA databases
Other Databases Included Athena Institute International; Boustead Model; BRE; FEFCO
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Gate; Cradle-to-Grave; Cradle-to-Site
Modeling approach  
Emissions results Total CO2e, total CO2, embodied energy
Number of datasets +400
Main topics Construction
Other topics Paints and chemical preparations; Metals and semimetals; Glass and ceramics; Plastics; Paper and cardboards; Wood
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty Yes
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score No
Quality assurance Yes
Standards compliant None