openLCA, Life Cycle Assessment available to all

The purpose of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge to perform life cycle analysis (LCA) on openLCA independently. openLCA is a free and open source open source ACV software. A general knowledge of LCA is required.


Objectives of the training

  • Understanding how openLCA software works
  • Model new processes yourself on openLCA
  • Using an impact method and interpreting LCA results with openLCA
  • Carry out a life cycle analysis with the openLCA software
  • Understanding Multifunctionality in openLCA
  • Understand more advanced features in openLCA such as uncertainty analysis and regionalization
  • Learning data exchange formats with openLCA

What you'll learn

  • Introduction
  • Starting the software and guided tour
  • General structure of the software
  • Creation and analysis of processes with the use of parameters
  • Creation, analysis and interpretation of a product system
  • Creation of alternative scenarios and adaptation of data
  • Comparison using projects
  • Multifunctionality under openLCA
  • Use of the ecoinvent inventory database
  • Advanced features (Monte Carlo, regionalization, etc.)
  • Data sharing with openLCA

Who is this training for?

Practitioners, students and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with the modeling component of the life cycle assessment method.


Jean-François Ménard

Jean-François is a Senior Analyst, and has participated in numerous LCAs in various sectors, such as aluminum production waste management, municipal waste treatment, electricity distribution, roads pavement and oil sands exploitation. He has an extensive knowledge of the most used LCA software.

Laure Patouillard

Laure’s research is on the operationalization of the regionalized life cycle impact assessment method IMPACT World+. She is also in charge of developing CIRAIG’s scientific research and masters and PhD students’ supervision.

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