The online course includes practical exercises with the software SimaPro, so you will need to have a computer (not Mac).

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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

Registration Form – Online ?ourse: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

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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