This unit on Life Cycle Analysis or Assessment (LCA) - Introduction provides you with the definition of LCA, some examples of sectors where LCA is used, the concept of eco-design and the different steps of eco-design. After you have read this unit, you are able to understand the following aspects of LCA:1. LCA in product design and development,2. LCA as a product-oriented method for sustainability analysis,3. LCA framework for continuous product development, and 4. The principles of eco-design.