The course is an introduction to life cycle assessment (LCA) as a methodology and tool to assess environmental impacts of products and systems, taking them in a life cycle perspective, from extraction of raw materials through production and use up to end-of-life. It will run over 2 days and is jointly coordinated by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The course will be taught by internationally-recognised experts and experienced lecturers in LCA, Professor Michael Z. Hauschild and Associate Professor Alexis Laurent, both from DTU.
The course will provide the participants with an overview of how LCA can contribute to environmental sustainability assessment and give a walk-through the main LCA methodological steps. A large part of the course will also be dedicated to introducing a screening LCA tool called the life cycle check that is easily implementable in academic or business projects.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand life cycle thinking in the analysis, design and management of technological systems
- Define life cycle assessment, including its main features as well as its strengths and limitations
- Position life cycle assessment as a tool in relation to environmental sustainability
- Ensure functional equivalency of products or systems in comparative assessments
- Apply a screening LCA tool (introduced as the “Life Cycle Check”)
- List possible applications of LCA
A detailed course programme is available for download here
Deadline for registration is 26th September. We recommend that you register as early as possible since we will close the course at 50 participants maximum.