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Advanced Life Cycle Assessments Using Impact Estimator Software CESA 1161

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​This course is for architects, home designers and builders, energy advisors & energy modelers, engineers, policymakers, and other professionals who will influence or perform Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). Students will apply their knowledge developed in CESA 1160 to learn how to conduct a LCA using the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Impact Estimator software. Key topics include defining the data, data quality, and scenarios, conducting an LCA with the Athena Impact Estimator, fair comparisons and how to responsibly interpret and report results.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how Athena's Impact Estimator for Buildings software tool works.
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a whole-building LCA using Athena's Impact Estimator.
  • Discuss how to interpret LCA results, uncertainty and limitations, and draw conclusions
  • Explain how to do a fair comparison of LCA results
  • Demonstrate how to responsibly interpret and report LCA results

Effective as of Winter 2022


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