Pole of Excellence


The Tools Pole of Excellence aims to create life cycle assessment (LCA) software tools specifically tailored to the needs of clients, to operationalize LCA research in computational tools and to develop a suite of open-source modules that can be assembled to create cutting-edge LCA software tools when combined. 


  • Develop industry-specific LCA software for a client
  • Implement LCA research as computational packages
  • Develop "model explorer" software to allow a client of an LCA to evaluate scenarios beyond the ones initially included in the static LCA report
  • Provide precalculated LCI samples for inclusion in software tools


lead analyst

Pascal Lesage is a research officer at CIRAIG. His duties include research, tool development, supervision of graduate students, teaching, carrying out LCA studies and participation in LCA critical review panels.