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Life Cycle Assessment: Short Course

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 13th, 2010

24 November , 2010
25 November , 2010

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method of evaluating the potential environmental impacts of products and services. This evaluation is based on the whole life cycle of the product/service, or a cradle-to-grave approach. The two day course is a detailed introductory course covering LCA methodology and practical application of a mini-LCA. Examples, case studies and workshops are used to demonstrate efficient LCA data collection and streamlined LCA techniques and analysis.

The course is designed for professionals (policy makers, managers, designers, engineers, and environmental specialists), educators and students interested in understanding or practicing Life Cycle Assessment.

November 24 & 25

Visit the RMIT Short Courses website for more information.


Life Cycle Thinking: Masterclass

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 16th, 2010

The Life Cycle Thinking Masterclass is a high level training course for designers, engineers, managers, educators and product developers presented by two leading experts in environmental product development. Tim Grant from Life Cycle Strategies is one of Australia’s leading life cycle assessment (LCA) professionals with over fifteen years experience in assessing environmental impacts of products. Leyla Acaroglu, director of Eco Innovators is a leading eco design advisor who brings a wealth of knowledge of innovative and economically viable approaches to integrating environmental considerations into the product development process.

The masterclass will provide participants with an advanced level of understanding on life cycle thinking, build capacity in identifying environmental impact areas and introduce design and management solutions to address these. The full day course will explore how to identify the most appropriate tools and resources to draw on in the product development process. Having identified these participants will look at when to internalise these and when specialist input is required.

Participants will also examine how to communicate powerful environmental messages without greenwashing. This course is a must for professionals wanting to advance their capacity to advance in an environmentally concerned marketplace.

When: Wednesday 18th August 2010
Duration: full day – 8.30am till 5.30pm + evening drinks and networking
Cost: $590 per person EarlyBird $490 (limited)
Location: Ether Conference Centre at The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, 265 Little Bourke St Melbourne

Visit the website for details and bookings.


Dr Ralph Horne, Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Dr Ralph Horne is the Director of the Centre for Design at RMIT University. The Centre for Design promotes sustainability through research, consulting, and capacity building through active dissemination and professional development. They are recognised internationally for our innovative design methods and tools to support sustainable design of products and services – everything from packaging and consumer products to buildings, suburbs and cities.

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