Join Us: Life-Cycle Analysis Academy
June 25 - 26 Des Moines, Iowa   |   September 4 - 5 Houston, Texas
A life-cycle analysis (LCA) is a systematic and comprehensive method for evaluating the environmental impact of a product, service, or system from its inception to its end-of-life. Undertaking a comprehensive LCA requires a detailed examination of energy usage, upstream farm or raw material extraction inputs, and processing inputs along with all outputs throughout the various life-cycle stages including coproducts and waste.

LCAs typically assess the global warming potential, or carbon footprint, of a functional unit but can also encompass other impact categories such as land use and land use change, eutrophication, acidification, and water use, among others.

As climate regulations and tax credits evolve, consumer preferences shift, and opportunities in voluntary carbon markets emerge, LCAs have become the cornerstone of these developments. Understanding and implementing LCAs is crucial for businesses to stay ahead in these changing times.

EcoEngineers is an industry leader in performing LCAs, with a team of renowned scientists
performing more than 1,000 carbon LCAs since 2015. Combined with our expertise in EcoUniversity, we created the LCA Academy to help our clients meet the ever-increasing demand for LCAs, while reducing their environmental impact and increasing profitability.

The LCA Academy provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders and practitioners across all sectors to gain insights from our expertise and make a significant impact in your field. The executive track offers a forum for influencing industry trends and regulations – and the practitioner track provides an immersive workshop for hands-on experience.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Decker at
[email protected].
Des Moines
Advance Registration by June 7: $2,450
Regular Registration June 8: $2,950

Advance Registration by August 4: $2,450
Regular Registration
August 5: $2,950
Des Moines
June 25 - 26, 2024
Hotel Fort Des Moines
1000 Walnut Street

September 4 - 5, 2024

Petroleum Club
1201 Louisiana Street
Why Attend an LCA Academy?

Understand LCA concepts, methodologies, and the role of LCA in environmental, social, and governance (ESG), compliance, and conservation

Gain a deeper understanding of the regulations that require LCA and drivers that are shaping the global marketplace

Get hands-on experience in modeling LCA scores using leading technologies and ISO standards in our Practitioner Track

Gain insights and provide feedback in a roundtable focused on creating a consistent LCA approach in policies in our Executive Track
The Des Moines program will be held at Hotel Fort Des Moines. We have secured a special room rate of $159 per night. To take advantage of this offer, please contact Stephanie Decker at [email protected] with your arrival and departure dates no later than June 10.

The Houston Program will be held at the Petroleum Club, 1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor.

Registration includes food and beverages: breakfast, lunch, and reception on Day 1, and breakfast on Day 2.
LCA Academy Schedule
Day 1

8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. - Group Session
• The importance of measuring the impact of products on the environment
• Insights into the regulations shaping the global marketplace
• Foundations of LCA and carbon accounting
• Assessment of tools and methodologies
• Emission factor databases and transparency
• Tools for estimating and analyzing your results
• The complexity of LCAs, the and the importance of having the right expertise in-house or with partners

5:00 to 7:00p.m. - Reception
Day 2

8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. - Breakout Session
Practitioner Track – Immersive Workshop: 

• Hands-on experience in utilizing LCA models and creating an LCA model from scratch
• Learn how to collect, quantify, and analyze CI scores using leading LCA technologies and ISO standards

Executive Track – Roundtable Discussion:
• Developing and deploying climate-friendly technologies and operational improvements in manufacturing are dependent on their performance as measured by an LCA; this roundtable is designed to work towards a consistent LCA approach in policies
• Confirmed participants: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM): U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
• Agencies invited: California Air Resources Board (CARB); U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and others
LCA Academy
We look forward to hosting you!

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