Practical LCA – Online Training or Recorded Modules
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Practical Life Cycle Assessment – Interactive Online Training, or Recorded Modules
Two Educational Format Options: Two Interactive Online Training Courses or Recorded Training Modules: So You Can Learn Life Cycle Assessment When It Fits into Your Schedule.
The objective of this course is to demystify common LCA concepts and principles and teach participants how to use LCA in a practical manner within their organizations. The application of LCA towards an organization's sustainability goals is most successful when LCA knowledge is shared across the members of your team: from product designers and engineers to marketing reps and senior managers.
The course will provide a simplified LCA learning experience that introduces participants to the concept of life cycle thinking, the ISO standardized methodology for conducting LCA, and some practical experience building simple LCA models in EarthSmart, a user-friendly LCA software program. Upon completion of this course, participants will be comfortable applying LCA in a practical project settings such as product design decisions, will be able to scope out LCA projects and develop practical LCA models for products and processes, and will have a better understanding of how LCA can be used effectively to achieve their organization's sustainability goals.
- Life Cycle Thinking
- Why LCA?
- Goal & Scope
- Functional Unit
- Boundary Conditions
- Life Cycle Inventory
- Intro to EarthSmart
- Impact assessment
- Data Aggregation
- ES Method
- Hands on experience in EarthSmart
- PCRs & EPDs
- Mannington Carpet EPD example
- Printer EPD example in EarthSmart
- Screening vs. Full LCA
- Limitations in LCA
- What’s coming?
- Staying informed
Medium: Online – 2 Interactive Courses; or 10 Pre-recorded Modules to learn at your own pace
Duration: Online Training – 2 Hours, each class;
Recorded Web Modules – each one is 10-15 minutes long with exercises in between
Interactive Online Training – $1250 per person; plus one hour of 1-on-1 consulting time (full price attendees only).
Recorded Web Modules – $200
Discount: Students receive a 50% discount on all EarthShift Global classes (provided minimum attendance requirements are met).
December 1 - 2, 2020 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST (18:00-20:00 UTC) Online — RingCentral
May 4 - 5, 2021 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT (17:00-19:00 UTC) Online — RingCentral
All classes are subject to minimum attendance requirements.
- Contact us for the next scheduled dates or to schedule a private workshop
Location for Each Online Training Course
The class will meet online using www.ringcentral.com. You will 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.
The best setup for taking the class is to have one computer/monitor to view the slides and one computer/monitor set up with EarthSmart to follow along and gain hands-on experience. If applicable and needed, a temporary license will be provided for the software that we use on the training day and a Free 30-day trial will also be available after the class.
For Recorded Training Modules
Follow this link to learn more and request Access to the Practical LCA Training Package includes:
- Ten 10-15 minute training modules for you to work through at your own pace
- Take-away exercises to help you put your new skills into practice
- 3-month subscription to EarthSmart LCA software
- Questions answered by email from an EarthShift Sustainability Consultant
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Private Training/Consulting Services
Private Training/Consulting Services are Available — please contact us for a quote (price depending on location and number of attendees) and to set up a time.
Call: +1 (207) 608-6228 or email: [email protected]