Effective LCA with SimaPro Desktop


Get well-versed in the fundamentals of life cycle assessment (LCA) and become effective in carrying out your own study in SimaPro.


5 sessions (online) or 2 days (onsite)

This SimaPro training course provides you with a good understanding of the life cycle assessment methodology as well as how to carry out an LCA study using SimaPro desktop. During the training, you will analyze and compare two complete product LCA studies, putting theory into practice. As a result, you will have the skills to conduct your LCA studies independently.

During the training, you will learn about LCA methodology:

Goal and scope definition: you will learn to define the objectives and scope of your study and understand the implications of your methodological choices.

Inventory analysis: you will understand the difference between process and input-output data, learn about various data sources and get tips on how to effectively collect data.

Impact assessment: you will get insight into the four different steps of impact assessment, what each step allows you to do in terms of decision-making and learn how to select the most appropriate method.

Interpretation: you will learn how to check if your conclusions are valid and robust by applying several recommended interpretation steps.

And practice working in SimaPro:

Goal and scope definition: you will learn how to model multi-output processes and different end of life recovery approaches using SimaPro desktop.

Inventory analysis: you will learn how to model your life cycle effectively in SimaPro as well as how you can adapt secondary data to fit your purposes.

Impact assessment: you will learn how to get more from an impact assessment method in SimaPro, and how to select a default method for your calculations.

Interpretation: you will learn how to use all of the interpretation features in SimaPro to help you achieve your study objectives. For instance, the use of parameters to easily compare scenarios.

Please note: we offer online and onsite versions of this course.

  • Online course: The course includes around 13 hours of live sessions with trainers and around 8 hours of homework (a combination of video recordings and practical exercises). We kindly ask you to reserve time for homework in between the live sessions.
  • Onsite course: The program takes 2 full days. For traveling to the venue, we encourage you to use sustainable transportation whenever possible.
  • Both courses: Requirements for software installation: PC with Windows operating system (MacOS is not supported).


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