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»Why we need LCA training: Challenges and Opportunities«

Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG) cordially invites you to the workshop Why we need LCA training: Challenges and Opportunities, which will take place on 6th of September 2024 at the Grand Hotel Bernardin in Portorož, Slovenia.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a widely used method for the environmental assessment of products, processes and services. LCA reports can be of high complexity and the final readers often lack the necessary expertise to fully understand the results of an LCA study, which can lead to sub-optimal decision making or even erroneous conclusions. The objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of common misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding LCA, examine why LCA trainings are needed and explore how to improve the understanding of LCA results and reports.

The workshop will be held during the TBCME 2024 conference and is organised within the EPICENTRE project, which aims to develop an innovative educational course in order to bridge the gap in comprehension and communication surrounding LCA and new business development. The EPICENTRE project implements the deployment of a comprehensive and dynamic educational platform that integrates e-learning, simulations and workshops, with the EPICENTRE platform ensuring an innovative and engaging learning experience for participants from industry and academia.

The workshop welcomes architects, engineers, industrial experts, manufacturers, policy and decision makers, product designers, researchers, students and everybody else interested in sustainability, eco-design and LCA. The maximum number of participants for this workshop is 25 people.

Workshop Programme


Time Programme
10:30 – 10:40 Introduction (Davor Kvočka)
10:40 – 11:10 EPICENTRE project (Laura Vitola)
11:10 – 11:40 Small group work – questionnaire and brainstorming (moderators)
11:40 – 11:55 Discussion
11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks (Davor Kvočka)