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Examining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Materials and resources

Provides an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and includes discussions on the history of LCA, LCA methodology , EnvironmentalProduct Declarations (EPDs) and eco-labels, and the steps involved in an LCA, using a high-pressure laminate LCA to illustrate the model.

No prerequisite knowledge is required.


Define what a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is, summarize the history of its development, and understand the importance of LCA standards.

Describe the LCA tiers and compare LCAs to Product Category Rules (PCRs), Eco-labels, and Environmental Product Declarations(EPDs).

List and define the four phases of the LCA process and identify the important role each of them plays in the creation ofaconcise, meaningful, and reliable LCA.

Describe the ways companies can use an LCA and other marketing strategies to demonstrate to consumers their commitment to sustainable practices.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
BOMI (CPD) 1.0