ACLCA hosts activities and events that spotlight innovative approaches to accelerating the implementation, and building capacity and knowledge in environmental LCA.

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Upcoming Activities and Events


Environmental LCA in Design (eLCAd2021)
March 30 - April 1, 2021 

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This 3-day symposium unites two parallel cultures engaged in systems thinking: designers working at many different scales and the LCA community of researchers, data experts, and information interface providers. It will explore areas of common cause and mission in two sectors: building and transportation.  Through three half days of sequential and parallel presentations and working sessions, we will come together to define current and future opportunities brought about through leaps in computational speed that promise to augment sustainable design processes at multiple scales.

LCA Institute
April 12 - 15, 2021 
April 11th - LCA 101 Course 

The LCA Institute is a comprehensive training opportunity for anyone interested in building the skills needed to incorporate life cycle thinking into their sustainability efforts.

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ACLCA 2021 Conference (Virtual)
September 21 - 24, 2021
Pre-Conference, September 20th
Early Access Week! September 13-17, 2021

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ACLCA 2021 Conference brings the LCA community together for four days to learn, collaborate and create the future of LCA and life cycle thinking.  This is an event that brings together leaders and innovators to share, learn, and co-create with a community that is determined to make an impact.  Join Us!


Decarbonization of the Supply Chain: Solving the Data Challenge
April 8, 2021
Noon - 1 PM (ET)
Speakers: Dr. Martin Baitz  and Sebastian Birke, sphera

The quality of the supply chain data (Scope 3.1) is crucial to identifying and improving emissions hotspots and achieving real reductions. But what should companies actually look for when searching for the right data to act as a basis for a comprehensive assessment of their supply chain?

You will learn the following by joining the webinar

  • Value chain considerations, from Scope 1 to Scope 3, requiring a holistic supply chain assessment
  • Challenges and approaches to gaining reliable, product and process-specific insights from suppliers
  • Data quality requirements to ensure accurate and robust assessment of Scope 3 emissions to support informed decarbonization approaches

GREET Building LCA Module: Preview and Demonstration
July 14, 2021
Noon - 1 PM (ET)
Speaker: Hao Cai, Argonne National Laboratory

Join us and preview the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies (GREET) Buiding LCA module that will be released this Fall as a standalone, transparent, and powerful tool and database to help a broad building community and its stakeholders address building sustainability and achieve deep decarbonization.

*Webinars are one of the many benefits included in an ACLCA Membership.  The cost for non-members is $75.  Find out more about  ACLCA Membership here.