This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of life cycle thinking, and the ISO standard methodology for conducting a LCA, providing a hands-on experience learning in the SimaPro software.
- Life Cycle Thinking
- ISO Standards
- Goal & Scope
- Life Cycle Inventory
- The Structure of SimaPro
- Hands on Experience with SimaPro:
- Create Model using Processes and Product Stages
- Use Parameters
- Conduct Basic Analyses (Contribution, Network, Comparative)
- Impact Assessment Methods
- Comparative Assertions
- Critical Reviews
If taking the live training, it will meet online on Zoom. You will be provided with an invitation link at least a week before the first session. The on-demand recording is currently not open for enrollment, but should be available starting in early 2024.
The best set up for taking the class is to have one computer/monitor to view the slides and one computer/monitor set up with SimaPro to follow along and gain hands on experience. If you would like to take the class but do not have access to the software, we will provide you with a temporary license.
Before the class you will receive a PDF of the presentation slides, which you can use for note taking during the class. These prove to be a great help when conducting your future LCA’s.
Certified by the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA):
This course is approved by ACLCA as a recommended path to learning the LCA methodology and pre-approved to qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Certified Life Cycle Assessment Practitioners (LCACP). Learn more about becoming an LCACP here.