Blog archive: April 2019

New courses – Autumn 2019

April 15, 2019 by ILCA

We are excited to announce that ILCA has three new courses (en suite) in the calendar for this autumn.
The first course is a great introduction to the Brightway2 Open Source LCA software by its creator Dr. Christopher Mutel, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI):

Regionalised Life Cycle Assessment with the Brightway2 Software – 2019 (October 30 – November 1, 2019)
An introduction to the use of the Brightway2 Open Source LCA software with a particular focus on applying it to regionalised assessments. The matrix foundations of LCA and its use for uncertainty analysis. Creating and using regionalized activity datasets and regionalised impact assessment methods in Brightway2, with applications to a case study.

Secondly we will run new editions of our successful LCIA suite – this time we will be using Brightway2 Open Source LCA software. You can choose to take only the introductory ’Managing’ course or take the deep dive with a a full week of LCIA (the ’Advanced’ course). Note that we have four highly experienced teachers for each these two courses.

Managing the LCIA (Impact Assessment) Phase of LCA – 2019 (November 4 – November 6, 2019)
This course gives an overview of the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase of LCA studies. The general framework, definitions and concepts will be presented from those of the ISO standards to the present state-of-the art. Practical exercises will focus on how to make appropriate choices when performing the LCIA phase in a study (choice of impact categories, characterisation models, when to apply normalization and/or weighting, relating to stakeholders) and on the differences between current LCIA methods.

Advanced Life Cycle Impact Assessment – 2019 (November 4 – November 8, 2019)
This course begins with the contents of above course. The second half of the course presents a deep dive into the modelling aspects involved in the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase of LCA studies. Practical exercises on designing impact pathways and models from inventory indicators (stressors) to midpoint and endpoint characterisation, using examples from both well-established and emerging impact categories, and with a special view on the uncertainty associated with LCIA. New trends in LCIA modelling, with a focus on spatial and temporal differentiation.

– Will we see you in Barcelona?