Impact Assessment Methods, Interactive Course or Self-Directed

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This Training Course is Available in Two Formats:  

Here as a Live Interactive Online Training Course or, a Free Training Course
in the Form of a Self-directed Study Using Our PDF File.

Online Course Objectives

Our Impact Assessment Methods course delves into the science behind the evaluation of the effect of emissions on the environment. We will demystify how impact assessment methods are modeled and calculations made.

This interactive online training course provides an overview of commonly used and accepted impact assessment methods, including background on how these methods model the fate, transport and exposure pathways (causality chain) of emissions, allowing you to understand each impact category and why your results change when you use different impact assessment methods. The class will point out the strengths and weaknesses of the major internationally accepted impact assessment methods, allowing you to choose the best approach for your life cycle assessment (LCA) study.

Using slides, your instructor will visually show you the structure of impact assessment and how various impact categories are assessed.


  • Structure of impact assessment methods, including 
    • Midpoint;
    • Endpoint
    • Characterization
    • Normalization
    • Weighting 
    • Single score
  • Fate, transport and exposure pathways
  • Comparison of impact assessment methods
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    • Similarities and differences

Prerequisites:  Familiarity with the ISO 14040 and 14044 (2006) Standards

Medium:  Interactive Online Training or a Self-directed Study Using our Free Training Course in (PDF), Requires Registration

Online Training – 3 hours, plus one hour of 1-on-1 consulting time (full-price, paid class only).
Or, Self-directed Study – Learn at your own pace, when it’s convenient for you

Interactive Online Training $625 per person, includes one hour of 1-on-1 consulting time (full-price, paid class attendees only).
Discount:  Students receive a 50% discount on all EarthShift Global classes (provided minimum attendance requirements are met)
Or, Self-directed Study Free Impact Assessment Methods Course, just Download PDF - requires short registration form. 

Free Course Download:  Free Impact Assessment Methods Class (PDF)

For self-directed study, learn at your own pace and when it's convenient for you. Download begins after you fill out a short registration form.

Upcoming Classes – Interactive Online Training

April 25, 2017           10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (10:00-13:00 UTC)            Online — RingCentral
Classes are subject to minimum attendance requirements.

Location — Online

The class will meet online at You will be provided with an invitation and password prior to the class.

You will also receive a PDF of the presentation slides, which you can use for note taking during the class. These often prove to be a great help when conducting your future LCA’s.


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