RWTH Certificate Course Fundamentals of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for Industrial Products

LCA as a Holistic Environmental Inspection Method

Learn to represent and quantify material and energy flows as input or output values in the various life phases of a product, a procedure or a service. Furthermore, you will acquire the skill to apply the tool Life Cycle Assessment for value chain-oriented decisions in process optimization.

Course Content

Various phases of LCA and their areas of application
Autonomous implementation of life cycle assessments
Development of standardized methods for account balancing according to DIN norm
Interpretation of LCA analyses and evaluation of improvement potentials

Group of Participants
Engineers and/or project leaders from the areas of production, environmental management, research and development or strategic management with at least one year of relevant professional experience.

Motivation
Taking on a leading role in environmental protection and thus remaining competitive in a climate-sensitive environment requires many industrial companies to implement key measures to reduce environmental impacts. Suitable activities are determined by a detailed environmental assessment: The so-called "Life Cycle Assessment" offers a commonly accepted and highly effective method to that end.

Methodology
In five days of attendance, participants will learn to evaluate analysis results and to evaluate potential for improvement through lectures and the independent performance of an LCA study. Your new knowledge is complemented by a company visit and introduction to the GaBi software, including a corresponding application exercise.

Further information regarding the certificate course "Fundamentals of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Industrial Products"

On the first day of the course the following topics will be taught:

  • Life Cycle Assessment: Introduction and application fields
  • Phase 1: Goal and Scope Definition of target and scope of assessment
  • Phase 2: Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) theoretical background for data collection, building of an LCI model, software tools and databases

On the second day of the course the following topics will be taught:

  • Phase 3: Life Cycle Impact Assessment overview on and computation of environmental impacts based on LCI results
  • Phase 4: Intepretation and Sensitivity
  • Interpretation and communication of LCA results
  • Specific industrial production process in the field of carbon capture and utilisation
  • Portrayal and implementation of LCA in industrial processes of decision-making and introduction to the case study

On the third day of the course the following topics will be taught:

  • Modelling course: LCI, Allocation, Life Cycle Impact Assessment
  • Conducting an industry-related LCA case study

On the fourth day of the course the following topics will be taught:

  • Independent LCA study based on the data obtained during the company visit
  • Comprehensive communicatoin of LCA results both within the company and towards stakeholders
  • Group work: Preparation for final presentation

On the fifth day of the course the following topics will be taught:

  • Prospects of LCA and Wrap-Up
  • Examination of group presentation and feedback
  • Awarding of Certificates
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Quickfacts

Study format:
Certificate Course
Duration:
30.03. - 03.04.2020
Scope:
5 days
Credit points:
2 ECTS (50 h. Workload)
Course fees:
3.200 €

incl. lunch, course documents & accompanying program, excl. accommodation / arrival & departure

Qualification:
RWTH Executive Certificate
Language:
English

We are also happy to offer this course individually tailored to your company needs. Ask for your Inhouse Program offer now!

We Look Forward to Advising You

(v. l. n. r. Maria Panagiotidou, Sonja Kaufmann, Jael Schröder, Kim Schönberg) (FLTR Maria Panagiotidou, Sonja Kaufmann,
Jael Schröder, Kim Schönberg)

 


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