Life Cycle Assessment Training

Life Cycle Assessment Training

Training Overview

DCarbon Training Academyleading the process of sustainable transition in Egypt, is launching its “Life Cycle Assessment” training program to support large corporations and small and medium enterprises to sustainably grow and create value to business.

This training program will introduce the participants to the basic concepts of applying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standardized methodology and its relation to several topics such as sustainability, environmental systems and environmental inputs and outputs. The LCA  standards are provided by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in ISO 14040 and 14044, and introduce the four main phases of LCA: Goal Definition, Life Cycle Inventory, Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Interpretation including the social and economic dimensions. The application of Life Cycle Assessment methodology will be presented through case studies.

Why the  Training

Day-to-day increasing climate change effects, coupled with depletion of the available natural resources, are motivating global markets to find sustainable ways to improve energy and resources consumption in industrial systems. Thus, key industries apply the life-cycle approach to balance productivity, innovation and eco-efficiency in business.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a leading ISO-compliant method that evaluates environmental impacts associated with the overall product’s life cycle, covering all life stages, from raw materials extraction, manufacturing, production, distribution, use and disposal. LCA is also used to optimize production systems, for example the product design, R&D, the resource allocation and the selection of technologies.

With LCA, companies ensure corporate credibility, and provide decision-makers, stakeholders and consumers with reliable and transparent data regarding their goods and services. Hence, LCA benefits both business competitiveness and environmental performance, aiming at a better and sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Who Should Attend

This training program is aiming at providing the fundamental principles and methodological framework of Life Cycle Assessment to the interested technical and non-technical participants from academia and industries , like Energy, Constructions andEngineering, Manufacturing, F&B and Agribusiness, are welcomed to attend this training:

  • Sustainability Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Operation Managers
  • HSE Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Research and Development experts
  • Researchers
Day 1Day 2Day 3
Introduction to Basic Life Cycle Assessment ConceptsLife Cycle Assessment MethodologyLife Cycle Assessment in Practice
  • What is Life Cycle Assessment?
  • Why Life Cycle Assessment?
  • History of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Environmental Data Collection
  • Life Cycle Assessment Benefits and Drawbacks
  • The ISO Framework
  • Unit Process, Data
  • Life Cycle Inventory Databases
  • System Boundary
  • Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment Interpretation
  • Examples of Good Life Cycle Assessment
  • Discharge to Environment
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Life Cycle Assessment Case Studies
  • Life Cycle Assessment Tools
  • Summary

The Certification

Becoming a member of our Dcarbon Training Academy and participating in this training program, will provide you the opportunity to  receive a Dcarbon LCA Certificate of attendance to boost your competitive position and guarantee your knowledge by stimulating your field expertise on the fundamentals, methodological framework and practical applications of Life Cycle Assessment.

Duration

Three days/ 18 hours.

Program Instructor

Dr. Nasser Ayoub

Professor and Senior Environmental Consultant, Certified LCAP, GSAS-CGP

Energy and Sustainability Expert, including Environmental Benign Bioenergy Supply chains, Waste Management, Life Cycle Assessment, LCA, Environmental Policy Analysis, Energy Conservation, Environmental Monitoring, and Environmental Emergency. Having more than 20 years of comprehensive academic and technical experience in seven different countries.