What/Why LCA eUnit Description

This eUnit is ideally suited for Sustainability Professionals that are considering commissioning an LCA. It is also a good eUnit for students just entering the LCA field.

The goal of this eUnit is to provide students with a high level view of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) so that you understand it’s value for making more sustainable choices. We will look at what an LCA is actually measuring, what the results might tell you, and why you would want to do one. Throughout the eUnit several hypothetical building examples are used.

Learning Objectives:
  • List several environmental flows a Life Cycle Assessment can measure;
  • Describe several questions a Life Cycle Assessment can help answer;
  • Explain the value of conducting a Life Cycle Assessment.

Approximate time to complete: 30-45 minutes

Cost: Free for 90 days

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