Lifecycle Carbon Assessment (LCA) Foundation Training
Learn how to assess and reduce carbon in construction projects with our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) training programme.

This programme has been developed by leading industry professionals and is supported by the Laudes Foundation, designed in partnership with CIBSE Training and is to be delivered in partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

This course is suitable for anyone working within the real estate industry. It is aimed at developers, surveyors, contractors, consultants and their teams who would benefit from a foundation in sustainable construction, life cycle assessments and the standards, policy, legislation and guidance impacting construction decision making.

This course will form the foundation to becoming an accredited UK Life Cycle Assessor, as an Advanced Accreditation Training programme should follow by the end of 2024.

What you will learn‍

This free course is designed for developers, students and sustainability professionals who wish to learn more about carbon efficient construction, life cycle carbon and the process of assessing carbon in a consistent way via sustainable construction.

Key topics:

  • What is embodied carbon and its impact on the climate emergency. What is carbon efficient construction and the regulations driving the need to measure and reduce life cycle carbon in construction.
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) core concepts, including building life cycle stages, environmental impact assessment, and the data types required for performing LCAs.
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), what they are, why they are so important and how they are managed.
  • Materials, what are the key contributors to embodied carbon, how do building techniques impact embodied carbon, decarbonisation and where to focus attention.
  • International Standards overview including standards, policy, legislation and guidance.
  • Wider context of sustainable construction including global regulation, the business case and sustainability beyond carbon.

Delivery Method

  • Six 45min prerecorded modules.
  • 1 live 90min course recap / Q&A session.
  • 1 online course assessment, a multiple-choice test issued after completion of sessions 1-6 and having attended the live course recap / Q&A session.

Course curriculum

  • Session 1:  What is embodied carbon and why is it important in sustainable construction 
  • Session 2:  LCA deep dive including: background, stages, impacts, and inputs    
  • Session 3:  EPD Introduction
  • Session 4:  Materials  
  • Session 5:  International standards overview
  • Session 6:  The wider case for sustainable construction  
  • Session 7:  LIVE Course Recap and Q&A

What is included?

  • 6 prerecorded training sessions lasting approximately 45min
  • 1 live course recap / Q&A session lasting 90min
  • 1 online course assessment (multiple-choice test)  
  • A CPD Certificate of Course Completion issued upon passing the course online assessment which will confirm CPD hours attained.

Course dates now available from January 2024.

Please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page to be emailed more information.

Course Authors:

Simon Sturgis

Co-Author of the RICSs Whole Life Carbon Assessment, Professional Standard 2nd Edition, Simon is a widely recognised expert in delivering a low carbon, resource efficient, built environment.

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Jane Anderson

With 25 years' experience in embodied carbon and life cycle assessments, Jane is also a co-author of the RICS Professional Standard and works as an approved verifier for a number of Environmental Product Declaration Programmes worldwide.

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Pat Hermon

A sustainability consultant with over 15 years' experience specialising in life cycle assessments, material efficiency, circular economy, sustainable construction methods and environmental assessment.  

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Leonardo Poli

A Life Cycle Assessment Consultant, who is a passionate advocate of sustainability. Leo has a deep understanding of whole life and embodied carbon from working at eTool, Introba and from his current position as LCA expert in One Click LCA .

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A number of Life Cycle Assessment and Embodied Carbon specialists from Introba have also contributed to the programme development.

To provide feedback on this training programme please follow this link: LCA Foundation Training Feedback Form

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