Courses on‑site

To inspire teachers of life cycle based quantitative sustainability assessment, the Academy is developing course plans and high-quality content, and runs pilot demonstrations of the developed courses

Below you can see a dynamic list of current course offerings and examples of course plans developed by the International Life Cycle Academy. Based on this this you can request similar courses. You can also request a tailor-made course for your organisation. For enquiries write to us at:

Current LCA courses

IO and Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment – An Introduction for LCA Practitioners
October 26-27, 2020
This course gives a thorough background for understanding both monetary and physical input-output models, and how the quality of an IO-table depends on the way it is made. The course gives an introduction to the most advanced and detailed hybrid IO-database: Exiobase v3 – and how it is used in an LCA software.

Advanced IO and Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment – Constructing and Improving IO Databases in Hybrid Units
October 26-30, 2020
First part of this course is the above course content. The second part of the course provides the practical skills for building and improving IO LCA databases. The course uses hands-on exercises on the procedures for constructing IO databases in hybrid units and hybridising with more detailed data on physical and monetary flows. It also introduces to the current challenges and developments in IO modelling and social accounting.

Advanced LCA – Consequential and IO‑based life cycle assessment (FULL)
May 12-15 and 18-19, 2020
This course aims at strengthening skills in life cycle inventory analysis. The course introduces advanced inventory modelling using the techniques of consequential LCA and input-output (IO) LCA.

Examples of course plans