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Intermediate to Advanced LCA in SimaPro


Intermediate to Advanced LCA in SimaPro

Designed with the intermediate-to-advanced level LCA practitioner in mind, this course will provide participants with an overview of advanced life cycle assessment concepts to fortify and strengthen their abilities and will provide a unique hands-on learning experience utilizing SimaPro software.

Taught by a senior EarthShift Global sustainability analyst and customized to the participants’ needs, participants will be provided an understanding of the more complicated elements of performing an LCA in SimaPro, and may include Impact Assessment Method modeling and development, use of Parameters, Recycling and End of Life modelling as well as all facets of Interpretation including handling of uncertainty. Throughout the course students will gain an understanding of the challenges and pitfalls in advanced life cycle assessment through explanation and exercises that will strengthen their expertise as an LCA practitioner.


Course Objective

This course is designed to help experienced LCA practitioners move to the next level by digging into difficult issues and working through real problems with the help of leaders in the field and fellow students. The course is always different as it takes its content from the needs of the attendees. You will be exposed to the latest thinking in LCA, including the conflicting views of those in the forefront of LCA development as well as clearly identified biases on the part of the instructors. Starting from the premise that we can learn something from many different ways of considering the same problem, students often find ways to make their studies more robust as well as new ways to create value from their work.

Topics may include:

  • Life Cycle Impact Assessment Methods
  • Customizing an Impact Assessment Method
  • Parameters
  • Recycling
  • Modeling
  • End of Life Modelling
  • Interpretation: sources of uncertainty, model evaluation and/or identifying significant issues
  • Others as requested by the attendees

Prerequisites: Attendees or students should have completed at least one screening level LCA or have permission from instructor. All students are required to bring a laptop.

Other Topics Which May be of Interest:

  • Dealing with missing data
  • Dealing with poor quality data
  • Allocation issues (examples: crops and residue; coproducts)


Duration: One 7 hour session or Two 3 hour sessions 

Contact us to schedule the next training.

Cost:  $1350

Student Discount: Students receive a 50% discount on all EarthShift Global classes (provided minimum attendance requirements are met).

Upcoming Classes - Interactive Onsite Training

Consider taking Day 1 of our Fall Boot Camp:

October 20, 2020      9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT             Washington, D.C.

Classes are subject to minimum attendance requirements.

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