Data Formats

The ecoinvent database is available in the ecoSpold format.

The data type .spold can be overwritten to .xml and thus all the unit processes (UPR), cumulative life cycle inventory (LCI), and results of the impact assessment (LCIA) of any activity can be viewed in any xml editor.

The ecoinvent data is summarized in different files to ease readability. Version 3 of the ecoinvent database relied on ecoSpold2 format. Version 1 and 2 of the ecoinvent database relied on ecoSpold 1 format.

In addition, cumulative LCI of all datasets as well as LCIA results for the entire database are accessible for all system models in excel format. These .xlsx files are available in the files section of ecoQuery.