XZEB 1165

Whole-Building Life Cycle Assessments Using Impact Estimator for Buildings

Course Details


Length of the program:14 (hrs)

This course builds on the technical foundation and basic principles of life cycle assessment (LCA) to begin practicing whole-building LCA. In the course, learners will apply their understanding of fundamental LCA standards to whole-building LCA. The course will be based on the Canadian national guidelines for whole-building LCA and will make use of the free LCA software, the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings. Key topics include: background material and energy environmental data, scenarios, creating a building model and conducting whole-building LCA, data quality considerations, environmental product declarations (EPDs), interpreting results, making comparisons, and reporting. To register for this course, learners must have completed the prerequisite 1160 or equivalent experience. This is a pre-requisite for XZEB 1166 and 1169.

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