International Society for Industrial Ecology

Life Cycle Assessment Workshop

03 Feb 2014 7:18 PM | Anonymous
This workshop meets on-line on Tuesdays (June 3, 10, 17, 24) 2014 at 12:00pm Pacific Time for 60 minutes.

This is an introductory workshop on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and complete a simple life cycle assessment in a business simulation and gain an understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes.

This is a great introductory workshop for sustainability professionals:

  • wondering if LCA would be a good field to get into
  • who may need to hire a firm to do a detailed LCA and need to know enough about the process to manage the project
  • who need an introduction to LCA before taking the 'deep dive' into the certification training.

We will cover commercial LCA software tools available to practitioners: such as SimaPro, GaBi, Umberto, and OpenLCA.

We will also cover the fundamentals of creating Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which are gaining rapid interest in the building and construction industry LEED credit point system.

Your online workshop experience, from pre-work to deliverable completion, is June 1 through 30.  The workshop is delivered online and via the Internet so you participate from your computer for both the live weekly webinars and for the 24/7 online 'classroom' experience.

Successful completion of this workshop can be applied towards an elective credit towards the ISSP Sustainability Professionals Certificate.

Christy Nordstrom

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