Gain an understanding of the scope, challenges, and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes.
This is a survey course on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and gain a basic understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes. An introduction to the use of LCAs to support Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) based on Product Category Rules (PCRs) will also be included.
This course provides an overview for sustainability practitioners wondering if LCA would be a good field to get into; who may need to hire a firm to do a detailed LCA and need to know enough about the process to oversee the project; need to understand LCA to produce Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), especially those interested in having their products eligible for LEED credit points in the building and construction industry; or who need an introduction to LCA before taking the 'deep dive' into certification training as a practitioner. We will not cover LCA software tools such as SimaPro, GaBi or OpenLCA in detail, however, they will be introduced regarding functionality.
Jeff Yorzyk is a veteran of environmental and sustainability management consulting, now bringing it all together for one company in the rapidly growing meal kit space. In the course of his consulting career, Jeff worked on numerous Life Cycle Assessment projects, and advised large brands, trade associations and even a technology start-up on their use and communication. As a result, he will forever bring a life cycle perspective to his work as a sustainability professional. He is also the Past President of the ISSP Board of Directors.
This course is delivered online via two 1-hour live webinars and includes a 24/7 online 'classroom' experience. The webinars are scheduled for Wednesdays, June 13th and 20th, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm PT-US. Check for your timezone here. Recordings of live webinars will be available for all registrants.
PRICES & CREDIT
- ISSP Member: $25
- ISSP Partner: $45*
- Non-Member: $55
Successful completion of all course requirements will earn a passing grade and an individualized Certificate of Completion, along with 1 Continuing Education Unit for ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP credential holders.
*Registrants who are not ISSP members but hold current memberships in the U.S. Green Building Coundil (USBGC), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE); Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS); Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating (STAR) Communities; the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN); or the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) may register using the ISSP Partner rate. You must use your institutional email address when registering in order to receive the discount.
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