Introduction to LCA and SimaPro (2 Day)
An analytical background and some understanding of chemistry are helpful but not required.
This in-depth introductory course is designed to introduce students to SimaPro and teach the methodological details as standardized in the ISO 14040/14044 LCA methodology.This course is suitable for people entering the field of LCA and looking to become LCA practitioners. You will become familiar with the SimaPro software and the ISO methodology behind it. Class size is limited so that you may receive personalized guidance and training from your instructor, a well experienced LCA/SimaPro professional.
- Life Cycle Thinking
- Brief History
- ISO Standards
- Goal & Scope
- Life Cycle Inventory
- The Structure of SimaPro
- Hands on Experience with SimaPro:
- Create Processes and a Life Cycle
- Use Parameters
- Conduct Basic Analyses
- Impact Assessment Methods
- Product Stages and End of Life Modeling
- Comparative Assertions
- Critical Reviews
- Database Management and Data Exchange
This is a two day class. Lunch is provided. All students are required to bring a laptop which has Internet wireless connection. If you would like to take the class but do not have access to SimaPro, we will provide you with a temporary license. Before the class you will receive a copy of the presentation slides, which you can print out and use for note taking during the class. These prove to be a great help when conducting your future LCA’s.
Private training/consulting may be set up for an additional fee. Please contact us for a quote (price depending on location and number of attendees) and to set up a time.