Life Cycle Assessment: Product Transparency 101 - Update

Life Cycle Assessment: Product Transparency 101 - Update

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for building products are critical when selecting the most sustainable product. This course will describe critical components that help assure transparent and fair comparisons when conducting an LCA. We will explain the benefits of creating a LCA and the purpose for creating an EPD. The course will discuss how LEED v4 will utilize EPDs in the Materials & Resources category.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain the difference between Impact Assessment and Life Cycle Inventory and list examples of impacts that may affect the environment
  2. Discuss the benefits for conducting an LCA and define what a PCR is and explain its purpose for creating an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
  3. Name the 4 steps for conducting an LCA per ISO 14040
  4. List the 7 critical components that help assure transparent and fair comparisons when conducting an LCA
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AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
GCE029
GBCI Course ID: 
0920004683
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion

$19.00