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Intro to Life Cycle Assessment: Principles and Application Fundamentals (LCA_001_EN)


This introductory course provides a solid foundation in the principles and applications of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is a powerful tool for evaluating the environmental impact of products and services throughout their entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to end-of-life disposal.

“Intro To Life Cycle Assessment: Principle Application Fundamentals” is designed for a diverse range of professionals working in the product supply chain. The target audience includes technical experts, management-level personnel, and R&D professionals employed by brands, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers across all product categories. The course content is tailored to meet the needs of individuals with a beginner to intermediate understanding of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

⭐ By the end of this foundational course, you will be able to:

1. Identify the various potential environmental challenges and the key indicators used to measure a product's environmental impacts.

2. Categorize different types of environmental declarations and understand their use in effective environmental communication.

3. Interpret the Life Cycle Assessment framework and its application in product eco-design.

4. Evaluate the environmental footprint of your products and services in accordance with the ISO 14040:2006 and ISO 14044:2006 standards.

No prerequisite knowledge is required for this course.

⏳ Time Expectation: 2 hours

✅ Completion Criteria:

✓ Pass the Final Assessment with a passing score of 80% or above.

✓ Attempts: 4 times. If learners fail the test, they have to retake the training and the test.

⚙️ Minimum System Requirements:

✓ Up-to-date Internet Browsers: Firefox, Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Opera (HTML5 compatible)

✓ Sufficient Internet Speed: A minimum internet speed of 35Mbps is recommended. Please ensure that your internet service provider (ISP) does not apply any access restrictions that may affect your connection speed.

✓ Computer's RAM: above 2GB

Course Type: BV course

  • Copyright Notice, Disclaimers and Credits
  • Module 1: Life Cycle Assessment Essentials
  • Unit 1: Navigating Impact Indicators_Part 1
  • Unit 2: Navigating Impact Indicators_Part 2
  • Unit 3: Understanding Enviornmental Communication
  • Unit 4: Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment
  • Module 2: Life Cycle Assessment Framework
  • Step 1: Goal and Scope Definition
  • Step 2: Breaking Down Inventory Analysis
  • Step 3: Assessing Environmental Impact
  • Step 4: Drawing Meaningful Conclusions
  • Final Assessment and Survey
  • Intro to LCA_Final Examination
  • Intro to LCA_Course Survey
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "Intro to LCA_Final Examination"