Date(s) - 22/06/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
IGBC Members €250, Non Members €325
Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that allows evaluating the carbon and other environmental impacts of building materials over the entire lifespan of the building. LCA is a core credit in BREEAM (worth up to 7 credits), the major new credit in LEED v4 (worth up to 4 points) and also part of the IGBC Home Performance Indicator (HPI), CEEQUAL and Levels. Learn how to get the LCA credits in practice – get the facts, tips and practical examples from the experts.
This course introduces the key concepts and methods required to understand the basics of LCA. Building on the acquired knowledge, the course explains the requirements for earning the LCA credits in certification projects. Attendees complete a practical LCA exercise during the training using their own laptops.
The LEED related parts of the training are accredited by GBCI and offer LEED Aps (BD+C) and LEED Green Associates a possibility to earn 2 continuing education hours read more here.
Aim of the Course and Learning Objectives
This course familiarizes the participants with the concept of LCA and the associated standards as well as the requirements for achieving LCA credits in LEED v4, BREEAM International, HPI and CEEQUAL rating systems. The course also includes a practical exercise. Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
- Understand relevant industry standards and whole building life-cycle assessment methodology
- Explain their clients and project team the certification LCA credits, and the benefits and requirements of pursuing these credits in projects
- Complete an LCA to qualify for these credits in their projects, and
- Employ day-to-day design software to enable building life-cycle assessment
Who should Participate?
This training will benefit green building consultants, architects, engineers, project managers, developers and construction clients working on certified construction projects, especially with LEED, BREEAM, HPI or CEEQUAL. Furthermore, the course will be beneficial for material suppliers serving such projects.
About the Trainer
Trainer Mrs. Tytti Bruce-Hyrkäs (MSc.) is a building LCA expert with personal experience from over 100 building and infrastructure LCAs. She is also a developer of One Click LCA —the highest rated LCA tool for BREEAM. She teaches yearly approx. 200 certification professionals, other building sustainability experts and university students around Europe to use building LCA.
09:00 –09:15 Morning coffee and introductions
09:15 –10:15 Whole building LCA –what and why? (Theory)
10:15 –11:00 Applications for building LCA (practical examples of real life cases)
11:00 –12:30 LCA for certifications: LEED, BREEAM, CEEQUAL and HPI
12:30 –13:30 Lunch break
13:30 –13:50 Preparing for LCA: collecting building information and impact data/EPDs and choosing an LCA tool
13:50 -15:00Calculation exercise, building LCA according to EN-standard (using LCA tool)
15:30 –16:30 Calculation exercise, building LCA using day-to-day design tool data (using LCA tool)
16:30 –17:00 Questions and answers