Advanced LCA Methods & Tools

Advanced LCA Methods & Tools

This course is intended for students who have taken (or are enrolled in) Industrial Ecology and wish to expand their life cycle assessment (LCA) skills set. The course covers advanced LCA methods and key software tools used to conduct LCA studies including SimaPro and GaBi.  Examples of the skills that will be covered include advanced impact assessment methods, consequential vs. attributional LCA, allocation rules, and transportation fuel and vehicle technology modeling using the new GREET.net program. The course will also cover tools for generating and characterizing results such as uncertainty analysis using RiskSim Monte Carlo simulation software and sensitivity/scenario analyses using Excel "What-If Analysis" tools. At the end of the semester a final project will allow students to demonstrate these advanced LCA methods/tools.

UM Course ID
047000
Course Number
EAS 610
Academic Level
Graduate
Credits
1.5
Sustainability Category
Sustainability-Inclusive
School(s)/College(s)
Environment and Sustainability
Academic Term(s)
Term Year Term Session(s)
2018
Winter
2017
Winter
2016
Winter
2019
Winter
2020
Winter
2021
Winter
2022
Winter