Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment – A Professional Development Course

Tuesday 19, October 2021

Massey University will be conducting a course on the fundamentals of Life Cycle Assessment and will introduce you to life cycle thinking as a concept, and Life Cycle Assessment as an analytical tool to support environmental management. By the end of this short course you will be able to confidently commission an LCA study designed to meet the needs of a specific decision situation and be able to interpret its results to support decision-making. The course is intended for environmental managers, product designers, engineers, policymakers and other professionals interested in learning more about the role of LCA in guiding decision-making – but without any prior training in LCA.

The course consists of three interactive one hour Zoom sessions to be held at 8.30 am on Tuesday 19 October, 26th October and 2nd November 2021. There will be two hours of additional learning exercises to be undertaken independently during the course. The cost is $400 (excl. GST) per person. If one organisation registers four or more people, the cost is $350 per person.

About the Course Organiser

Professor Sarah McLaren is Director of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre (NZLCM Centre), and Professor in Life Cycle Management at Massey University, New Zealand (NZ). Her research focuses on development and application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and related approaches such as planetary boundaries, industrial ecology and the circular economy. Sarah has promoted uptake of Life Cycle Management in New Zealand as a founding Committee member of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) and member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Australasian Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Programme. She has served on the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s Rethinking Plastics Panel, Ministry for the Environment’s Planetary Boundaries NZ Advisory Board, and represented NZ on the ISO Water Footprint Working Group. She works with organisations such as the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), BEACON Bioeconomy Research Centre Ireland, and the NZ Food Awards to translate Life Cycle Management into practical action.

LCA Professional Development Course Brochure October 2021


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