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Workshop: Life-Cycle Assessment 101

International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Workshop: Life-Cycle Assessment 101

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Life Cycle Assessment 101: A Simulated Approach

This course meets on-line on Tuesdays (June 1, 8, 15, 22) at 1:00 PM Pacific Time for 60-90 minutes.

Instructor: Thomas Gloria, PhD, Boston

This is an introductory course on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and complete a simple life cycle assessment in a business simulation using an Excel spreadsheet.  You will gain an understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes.  This is a great introductory course for:

  • sustainability professionals wondering if LCA would be a good field to get into
  • sustainability practitioners who may need to hire a firm to do a detailed LCA and need to know enough about the process to manage the project
  • sustainability professionals who need an introduction to LCA before taking the 'deep dive' into the certification training.

This workshop is a prerequisite for the LCA certification training that ISSP hopes to offer later (although experienced LCA professionals can 'test out' of this course).

We will not cover commercial LCA software tools such as SimaPro and GaBi and is not sufficient to pass the American Center for LCA (ACLCA), LCA Certified Professional (LCACP) exam (

Instructor Biography

Thomas P. Gloria, Managing Director of Industrial Ecology Consultants. He has more than 19 years of professional experience in sustainability management consulting and information technology engineering design. His work encompasses product innovation; LCA; LCM; methods and policy implications GHG inventories; and energy efficiency feasibility analysis.

Tom has worked with several private & public sector clients conducting sustainability related work including: Armstrong, Avery Dennison, Cargill, Church & Dwight, Codelco, Comalco, Duratel, EILEEN FISHER, Herman Miller, Interface, IZA, ICMM, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Kraft Foods, Levi Strauss & Company, News Corp., NIST, Nike, OECD, Rio Tinto, Sears, SC Johnson, Samsung, Silgan, Timberland, and US EPA.

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is a non-profit, member-driven association for professionals who are committed to making sustainability standard practice. Members share resources and best practices, and develop themselves professionally. Special reports, salary surveys, and the competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered members.

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