Life Cycle Assessment Demystified

  • 12 Mar 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership

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In-Depth Seminar

Life Cycle Assessment Demystified

This session will provide an in-depth look at life cycle assessment (LCA) with a focus on its application to the built environment including the use of LCA to generate environmental product declarations (EPDs) and applications of LCA within LEED.  We’ll start with a quick history of LCA and an overview of the basics, so you don’t have to be well-versed in LCA to benefit from this session.

But we’ll then go beyond the basics to dig into some of the details and realities that affect LCA results. Our intent is that you’ll be able to be a more powerful and informed consumer and user of LCA information in your work on sustainable design and construction. We’ll address questions including:

·         Can you really compare EPDs from different manufacturers? Why or why not?

·         What choices by LCA practitioners affect the results and how?

·         What are different levels of comprehensiveness in "whole-building LCA”, and what do they teach us about what matters most in the environmental footprint of buildings?

·         What are some of the major LCA-related data sources and tools relevant to the built environment, particularly for the US context?

    Gregory A. Norris, PhD
    Adjunct Lecturer on Life Cycle Assessment, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
    Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute

    Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    3:00-5:00 pm
    (Note time change. We will begin at 3:00 pm rather than 3:30 pm)

    Gregory Norris will also be presenting on 'Handprints & Footprints' immediately following to this event, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Click here for details.

    Alberici Headquarters
    8800 Page Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63114

    $30 for USGBC-MGC Members
    $45 for Non-Members

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