Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique to compile and evaluate the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle, from raw material extraction, manufacture, distribution, use and final disposal. 




In this online course you will learn the basics of the life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the tool SimaPro. The course includes practical exercises with the software SimaPro, so you will need to have a computer (not Mac).




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Jenny Lorena Victoria. View LinkedIn profile

 Jenny is a bioengineer, she holds a Master’s Degree in Integrated Water Management from the University of Cadiz (UCA, Spain) and is an expert in Occupational Risk Prevention Auditing. She has 15 years of experience in the field of sustainability, having founded Solar Projects in 2010, where she works as a consultant and course instructor. She has conducted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies for the toy, metalworking and fishing sectors and has calculated the water footprint for the Murcia water company (Spain). She has taught circular economy, LCA and water footprint at different universities and organisations in Spain, such as UCA, Fundación Campus Tecnológico de Algeciras, WaterXpert and Marwen Ingeniería. Furthermore, she has trained employees from various companies based in Latin America (Repsol Peru, Centro de Investigación y Agricultura Tropical in Colombia, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales in Mexico). Lastly, she acts as a technical expert for water footprint certification bodies for the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA), is a member of the Latin American Water Footprint Community of Practice and the EsAgua Water Footprint Network in Spain.


Module 1. Key Concepts of an LCA

  • Life Cycle Thinking
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Product System
  • Unit Process
  • System Boundary

Module 2. Application of LCA

  • Types of LCA
  • LCA and Circular Economy
  • Examples of the applications of LCA

Module 3. LCA Standards

  • ISO 14040 and ISO 14044
  • Footprint: Carbon, Water and Environmental
  • ISO 14001
  • Other Standards

Module 4. LCA Methodology (Part I)

  • Introduction to SimaPro
  • LCA with SimaPro
  • Phases on an LCA
  • Phase 1. LCA goal and scope
  • Phase 2. LCA inventory analysis

Module 5. LCA Methodology (Part II)

  • Phase 3. LCA impact assessment methods
  • Phase 4. LCA interpretation


100 hours. 2 months.

Start date: Consult.

  1. Polina Manakhova

    I really enjoyed the Life Cycle Assessment Course. The information was well explained and useful. I have already used the knowledge I got via this course in an essay for my studies. I found this programme extremely interesting and I would like to participate in this kind of programme again! …Thank you very much for your time and effort, I appreciate it a lot! I am looking forward to your reply.

  2. Irina Vezhenkova

    Muchísimas gracias a tí! Me encanta tu estilo de trabajo, tu puntualidad y la profundidad de conocimientos que nos das.

  3. Agustín López

    I wanted to first of all thank Irina Vezhenkova for letting me participate in the course and Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University. Congratulations to Jenny Lorena for her great work in training and correcting exercises.

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