Product Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting Seminar – Saturday, February 23rd

On Saturday, February 23, the next Sustainability Skills Seminar Series entitled Product Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting will be held. Professor Christoph Meinrenken, Associate Research Scientist with the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University’s Earth Institute will be conducting the seminar.


A lifecycle assessment is a holistic undertaking of the identification of environmental impacts through the entire lifecycle of a product with a goal of ascertaining potential environmental improvements.

This seminar will provide an introduction to Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and the scope and challenges for using it within a decision-making process. You will gain an understanding of:

  • How LCA is executed? What are the steps involved, methodologies and data sourcing options?
  • Who uses LCA and why?
  • What are the challenges of LCA?
  • Identification of LCA software programs.
  • Real world examples of how LCA is used in business decisions.


Event: Product Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2012

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (There will be a 45 minute lunch break.)

Location: 417 IAB (Altschul Auditorium)

Format: Combination of lectures, interactive discussions and exercises

RSVP: RSVP here RSVP as soon as possible, no later than Wednesday, February 20.