Life cycle assessment & environmental product declaration training
Introducing the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) which is the assessment of potential environmental impacts associated with a product, a process, or a system, along its life cycle, namely from the extraction of raw material to the end of life.
LCA does not only focus on greenhouse gas-related impacts but also evaluates a wide series of environmental indicators that include ozone depletion, acidification, eutrophication, human toxicity, and more. For professionals in any field, LCA is one of the best mechanisms to understand the energy use and other environmental impact associated with all the phases of any product production including raw material extraction, end-of-life, use of product.
The declarations that are produced out of an LCA are called environmental product declarations (EPD). Companies that produce EPD will unravel many untapped benefits concerning the continuity and prosperity of their business.