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Environmental LCA
1. SUPPORTING DECISION-MAKERS WITH LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Dates: February 1 and 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to noon
Location*: 3333 Queen-Mary in Montréal, Canada
Cost**: 700,00 $ (taxes included)
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Minimum 5 participants

This LCA course was designed for managers. Its purpose is to understand the scope of LCA (generated information and potential applications) in order to integrate it into decision-making. Covered subjects include : the life cycle concept, methodological procedure and major elements included in an LCA study. Real examples of companies that have integrated life cycle thinking into their practices will also be presented.

Instructor: Jean-François Ménard

* also available through videoconferencing ** free for International Life Cycle Chair members

Social LCA
2. BUSINESSES, AT THE HEART OF SOCIAL LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Date: February 4, 2016 from 8:30 AM to noon
Location*: 3333 Queen-Mary in Montréal, Canada
Cost**: 350,00 $ (taxes included)
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Minimum 5 participants

The challenge of social LCA is to identify potential social impacts arising from the activities of companies involved in the value chain of a product or service in respect to their stakeholders. More and more public and private decision-makers wish to better understand the consequences of their decisions and identify areas for continuous improvement, so it also appears necessary to account for the social effects of choices made (type of investment, choice of suppliers, income distribution, etc.) . This training is designed for managers.

Instructor: Sara Russo Garrido

* also available through videoconferencing ** free for International Life Cycle Chair members

Carbon footprint
3. UNDERSTAND, QUANTIFY AND MANAGE CARBON FOOTPRINTS
Dates: February 15 & 16, 2016 from 8:30 AM to noon
Location*: 3333 Queen-Mary in Montréal, Canada
Cost**: 700,00 $ (taxes included)
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Minimum 5 participants

To meet the challenges of climate change, companies will be required to create low-carbon products and services and reduce the carbon footprint of their operations. This course aims to highlight what exactly is a carbon footprint, how to measure it and its role in the fight against climate change.

Instructor : Annie Levasseur

* also available through videoconferencing ** free for International Life Cycle Chair members

water footprint
4. UNDERSTAND, QUANTIFY AND MANAGE WATER FOOTPRINTS
Dates: March 30, 2016 from 8:30 AM to noon
Location*: 3333 Queen-Mary in Montréal, Canada
Cost**: 350,00 $ (taxes included)
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Minimum 5 participants

This training course covers life cycle-based water footprint, as defined by the ISO 14046 standards. The establishment of sustainable water management requires identifying the impacts of human activity and potential levers: this is the purpose of water footprint. The water footprint quantifies potential impacts associated with water, in terms of water quality and quantity. This course is designed for managers and will mainly focus on the concept of the water scarcity footprint.

Instructor : Anne-Marie Boulay

* also available through videoconferencing ** free for International Life Cycle Chair members

OpenLCA
5. OPENLCA, LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Dates: February 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 3333 Queen-Mary in Montréal, Canada
Cost*: 700,00 $ (taxes included)
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The purpose of this training course is to provide you with the knowledge to conduct life cycle analyses (LCA) on your own using openLCA. openLCA is a free open source professional LCA software. The maximum number of students for this course is 6, as to allow better student-teacher interaction. General knowledge of LCA is a pre-requisite.

Instructor: Pascal Lesage

* free for International Life Cycle Chair members

databases
6. ECOINVENT 3 AND QUEBEC LIFE CYCLE INVENTORY DATABASE
Date: February 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM to noon
Location*: 3333 Queen-Mary in Montréal, Canada
Cost**: 350,00 $ (taxes included)
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Minimum 5 participants

The ecoinvent v3 database is significantly different in several aspects from previous ecoinvent databases and other databases on the market. ecoinvent v3 also contains several Québec-specific datasets, from the Québec life cycle inventory database project. The purpose of this 3-hour training course is to provide LCA practitioners with practical knowledge on the ecoinvent v3 database.

Instructor : Pascal Lesage

* also available through videoconferencing ** free for International Life Cycle Chair members

 
 
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