Using Life Cycle Analysis to Reduce Environmental Footprint
This course introduces students to the key steps in conducting an LCA, emphasizing how to ensure relevant data for improving environmental performance are gathered and analyzed. Course attendees will develop a practical understanding of the LCA framework and applications of the LCA for organizational sustainability initiatives. Beyond providing a thorough explanation of the LCA process, the course also addresses emerging protocols for determining product carbon footprints, developing environmental product declarations, and establishing an environmentally preferred purchasing program. Finally, the course presents a comparison of commercially available tools for conducting an LCA.