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.

Training objectives

  • 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

For whom is this training?

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


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