4Metrics—If You Can Measure It,You Can Manage It

This chapter details three powerful analytic tools—the input/output mass balance analysis, life cycle analysis, and break-even analysis. These diagnostic tools help you see what’s up with your organization so that you can make changes. The input/output mass balance analysis quantifies your releases to water, emissions to air, and solid waste; the life cycle analysis shows the impact of your product or service from cradle to grave; and the break-even analysis tells you how much savings you will get from environmental improvements or how much you have to decrease costs or increase revenue to pay for environmental improvements.

Input/Output Mass Balance Analysis

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