LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) Training Kit Material

This training kit presents the central messages of Life Cycle Assessment in a format accessible to a broad audience. The training kit will present LCA in four topics:

Package 1: Introduction to LCA and its relation with environmental decision support Package 2: Overview of LCA Package 3: In-depth presentation of the main issues in LCA Package 4: Specialization modules for selected topics A list of resources is also available such as a complete example of LCA kindly provided by our partners. Please read on!

Trainer Manual

Delegate Manual

1. Introduction to LCA and its relation with environmental decision support

Module a – LCA and decision support

2. Overview of LCA

Module b – Overview of LCA

3. In-depth presentation of the main issues in LCA

Module c – Goal and scope definition

Module d – Inventory analysis

Module e – Impact assessment

Module f – Interpretation

4. Specialization modules for selected topics

Module g – Multifunctionality, allocation & system boundaries

Module h – The mathematics of LCI

Module i – The mathematics of LCIA

Module j – Life cycle costing & eco-efficiency

Module k – Uncertainty in LCA

Module l – Carbon Footprint

Primary authors: Reinout Heijungs & Helias Udo de Haes of CML, Leiden University, the Netherlands. 

Secondary authors: Philip White & Jay Golden, School of Sustainability, Arizona State.

Published: 2008