The online course includes practical exercises.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique to compile and evaluate the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle, from raw material extraction, manufacture, distribution, use and final disposal. In this online course you will learn the basics of the life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the tool SimaPro.

Professor: Jenny Lorena Victoria Escobar
Language: English
Date&Time: October 19, 2020 until December 7, 2020
Duration: 60 hours. 2 months.

Module 1. Key Concepts of an LCA

Life Cycle Thinking

Life Cycle Assessment

Product System

Unit Process

System Boundary

Module 2. Application of LCA

Types of LCA

LCA and Circular Economy

Examples of the applications of LCA

Module 3. LCA Standards

ISO 14040 and ISO 14044

Footprint: Carbon, Water and Environmental

ISO 14001

Other Standards

Module 4. LCA Methodology (Part I)

Introduction to SimaPro

LCA with SimaPro

Phases on an LCA

Phase 1. LCA goal and scope

Phase 2. LCA inventory analysis

Module 5. LCA Methodology (Part II)

Phase 3. LCA impact assessment methods Phase 4. LCA interpretation

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“I really enjoyed the Life Cycle Assessment Course. The information was well explained and useful. I have already used the knowledge I got via this course in an essay for my studies. I found this programme extremely interesting and I would like to participate in this kind of programme again! …Thank you very much for your time and effort, I appreciate it a lot! I am looking forward to your reply.” Polina Manakhova from Russia. Graduate of Life Cycle Assesmente (LCA) online course. Decembre 2020.
I wanted to first of all thank Irina Vezhenkova for letting me participate in the course and Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University. Congratulations to Jenny Lorena for her great work in training and correcting exercises.” Agustín López from Spain. Graduate of Life Cycle Assesmente (LCA) online course. Decembre 2020.