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SME application of LCA-based carbon footprints. / Moss, Jessica; Lambert, Christopher; Rennie, Allan.

In: International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 132-141.

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Moss, J, Lambert, C & Rennie, A 2008, 'SME application of LCA-based carbon footprints', International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 132-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/19397030802332930

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Moss, J., Lambert, C., & Rennie, A. (2008). SME application of LCA-based carbon footprints. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 1(2), 132-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/19397030802332930

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Moss J, Lambert C, Rennie A. SME application of LCA-based carbon footprints. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 2008 Jun;1(2):132-141. doi: 10.1080/19397030802332930

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Moss, Jessica ; Lambert, Christopher ; Rennie, Allan. / SME application of LCA-based carbon footprints. In: International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 2008 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 132-141.

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