Laurel McEwen

Life Cycle Assessment: Product Transparency

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. Name the 4 steps for conducting an LCA per ISO 14040
  2. Explain the difference between Impact Assessment and Life Cycle Inventory
  3. List the 7 critical components that help assure transparent and fair comparisons when conducting an LCA
  4. Discuss the benefits for conducting an LCA
  5. Define what a PCR is and explain its purpose for creating an EPD
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AIA Course Number: 
GLA00B
GBCI Course ID: 
0090010179
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
$19.00

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion