Rating the Environmental Impacts of Motor Vehicles: ACEEE's Green Book® Methodology, 2002 Edition

Research Report T023


John DeCicco and James Kliesch


Describes the rating system behind ACEEE’s Green Book: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks, Model Year 2002. It discusses the background, life-cycle analysis considerations, and data sources, and explains the methodology used to arrive at a vehicle’s overall "Green Score." Detailed tables document the data, assumptions, and parameters applied in the rating system.