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ACLCA hosts webinars that spotlight innovative approaches to accelerating the implementation, and building capacity and knowledge in environmental LCA.   ACLCA members have access to webinars and unlimited access to the archives and handouts for continued learning at their own pace.

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WORKSHOPS

Advanced LCA - 1: Consequential LCA & Dynamic Aspects for Infrastructure Systems
June 10, 2020, 3-4:30 PM (ET)
Speaker: Presenter: Hessam AzariJafari, Ph.D.

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This 90-minute interactive online workshop, modeling details related to the CLCA framework will be explicitly presented and compared with those in attributional LCA (ALCA). Then, various opportunities for the inclusion of temporal dynamics in CLCA studies will be discussed.

Several examples related to pavement life cycle components (e.g., pavement-vehicle interactions as well as pavement-building interaction) will be presented to elucidate the importance of selecting the relevant LCA framework on the conclusion.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Distinguish the methodological choice differences between ALCA and CLCA
  2. Recognize the importance of time aspect in CLCA of infrastructure systems
  3. Identify and calculate marginal (affected) technologies in different market conditions and time horizons using the step-wise procedure
  4. Interpret the results of CLCA according to the calculated emissions from the identified affected technologies

Registered attendees will receive handouts as well as access to the video recording of the workshop for on-demand viewing. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon request. 1.5 CEU for LCACP credit will be provided for those attending the workshop. REGISTER TODAY!

 

Advanced LCA - 2:Individual & Combined Modeling of Uncertainty & Variability in LCA/Concepts & Software Modeling

June 24, 2020, 3-5:00 PM (ET)
Speaker: Presenter: Hessam AzariJafari, Ph.D.

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There are multiple sources of variation that should be incorporated in the process of decision-making when conducting a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) results. In this interactive 2-hour online workshop, the mathematical modeling procedure and the used parameters will be explained, and the general framework of the model will be explicitly presented.

Three sources of parameter uncertainty, model uncertainty, and uncertainty due to methodological choices along with the variability will be presented with several common examples. In addition, different tools for running Monte Carlo simulations will be discussed and two examples of the individual and combined assessments of uncertainty and variability will be presented. These examples will be modeled in a step-by-step procedure during the workshop using SimaPro and Crystal Ball add-on in Microsoft Excel software. Then, the benefits and disadvantages of each software will be discussed. Different possible interdependencies in Monte Carlo sampling will be explained. The sources are: 1) Dependency of sampling from an uncertainty source across all the alternatives, 2) Dependency of sampling in different unit processes of an alternative, and 3) Dependency of sampling between different sources of uncertainty.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • At the end of this lecture, participants should be able to:
  • Identify different sources of uncertainty and variability as well as the interdependencies in LCA studies
  • Recognize the importance of dependent sampling in Monte Carlo simulation
  • Model individual and combined analysis of uncertainty and variability in their commonly used software
  • Interpret the results of comparative uncertainty analysis and contribution to variance

Registered attendees will receive handouts as well as access to the video recording of the workshop for on-demand viewing. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon request. 2 CEU for LCACP credit will be provided for those attending the workshop.

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