News

New IO and hybrid course

November 27, 2019 by ILCA

The ideal X-mas present for you or a friend?

Today the International Life Cycle Academy presents a totally updated March 2020 edition of one of our long-running successes – the IO and hybrid course.

The course has been turned into a suite of two courses with 2 days for the basics, eg. for those who just want to use IO/hybrid in SimaPro – while the subsequent 3 days is for those who want the more advanced practical skills under their belt, such as building and modifying an IO-LCA databases (incl. integration of physical flows and hybridising). Read more:

IO and Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment – An Introduction for LCA Practitioners
March 9-10, 2020

Advanced IO and Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment – Constructing and Improving IO Databases in Hybrid Units
March 9-13, 2020

Registration deadline 1. February 2020 – but we have limited spaces available, so secure your spot in advance.

Review of three recent textbooks on LCA

October 11, 2019 by ILCA

The ILCA Academy members strive to review and recommend available teaching materials. With the aim of a stringent approach a set of criteria for a good beginner’s LCA textbook has therefore been developed.

These criteria have been used to review three recent textbooks on LCA:

  • Jolliet O, Saadé-Sbeih M, Shaked S, Jolliet A, Crettaz P. (2016). Environmental Life Cycle Assessment. Boca Raton: CRC Press
  • Matthews H S, Hendrickson C T, Matthews D H. (2016): Life Cycle Assessment: Quantitative Approaches for Decisions That Matter – lcatextbook.com
  • Hauschild M Z, Rosenbaum R K, Olsen S I (Eds.). (2018). Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice. Heidelberg:Springer. (link)

A summary of the first part of the review has now been published in Journal of Industrial Ecology. For each of these three, more detailed comments are available in the following files:

Review details Jolliet
Review details Matthews
Review details Hauschild

And the winners are…..

September 2, 2019 by Inger Weidema

Today the three winners of the 2019 International Life Cycle Academy Awards were revealed at a small ceremony at the LCM 2019.

Hearty congratulations to everybody!

Autumn courses at ILCA

August 29, 2019 by Inger Weidema

Today there is only one month left to register for the autumn courses at the International Life Cycle Academy.

We are also happy to announce, that the teaching staff for our LCIA courses will be joined by Laure Patouillard this year. Laure is Scientific coordinator at CIRAIG and has been responsible for the implementation of the IMPACT World+ method into the Brightway LCA software. We look very much forward this new edition of the LCIA suite.

Regionalised Life Cycle Assessment with the Brightway2 Software – 2019
(October 30 – November 1, 2019)
More information : https://ilca.es/regionalised-life-cycle-assessment-with-the-brightway2-software-2019/

Managing the LCIA (Impact Assessment) Phase of LCA – 2019
(November 4 – November 6, 2019)
More information: https://ilca.es/managing-the-lcia-impact-assessment-phase-of-lca-2019/

Advanced Life Cycle Impact Assessment – 2019
(November 4 – November 8, 2019)
More information: https://ilca.es/advanced-life-cycle-impact-assessment-2019/