Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment

Face-to-Face Coatings Training Course

Venue: Classroom

Start Date: March 21, 2024

Non-Member Cost: £349


LCA is an internationally recognised tool used to quantify environmental impacts of a product throughout its life cycle. By taking a systems perspective, LCA tools help businesses understand the flows of energy and matter involved in a product system and can therefore be used to evaluate performance against a range of environmental indicators such as climate change, ozone depletion and marine toxicity.

Who Should Attend

An LCA course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to assess the environmental impact of products and systems over their entire life cycle, from cradle to grave.

Course Content

Module 1. Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment

  • Background
  • Applications & Benefits
  • Links to the Circular Economy and Regulatory Frameworks

Module 2. Conducting an LCA: Scoping and Inventory Development

  • Goal and Scope Definition
  • Inventory Analysis

Module 3. Waste and End of Life Treatment Considerations for LCA

  • Introduction to End of Life (EoL)
  • Supply Chain Interconnectivity and EoL Methods
  • Evaluating EoL Allocation Methods

Module 4. Conducting an LCA: Impact Assessment

  • Mandatory LCIA Steps
  • Optional LCIA Elements

Module 5. Conducting an LCA: Interpreting and Communicating Results

  • Basics of LCA Interpretation and Reporting
  • Uncertainty & Results Presentation
  • Dissemination of Results

Module 6. Integrating LCA with Sustainability Reporting

  • Sustainability Reporting
  • LCA and Sustainability Reporting

Module 7. Performing an LCA: A Benchmarking Case Study

  • Project Set-up (goal & scope definition)
  • Scenario Set-up: Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Development
  • LCIA: Results & Comparison
  • Interpretation: So which option is better?

Course Trainers

Damon Waterworth

Course Instructor

Damon Waterworth joined Yordas Group after completing his Masters in Energy and Environment at Lancaster University. Damon leads the development and delivery of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Management System and Auditing (MS&A) services.

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