Life Cycle Assessment VIII
'Calculating Consequences Beyond the Box'


On-line registration has closed. You can still register on-site.

In order to register for the meeting, you must first have a web account. Once your account is activiated, you can register from links on your account page.

The conference takes place from
Tuesday 30 September to Thursday 2 October

  Early Registraion (Before 1 August) Regular Registration
ACLCA Member
$ 350
$ 450
$ 425
$ 525
$ 175
$ 250
Single day
$ 200
$ 300

Display table space, which includes 2 registrations is available for $1500.

Educational sessions will be held on Monday 29 September - the day before the conference. Class fees are $100 unless otherwise noted. Note that examinations for LCA Professional Certification are scheduled for the morning of 29 September. The classes will be given in the same set of rooms as the main conference - the Northwest Rooms (map) at Seattle Center (map).

Morning 29 September
8:30 - 12:00
Total Cost Assessment Orcas Room
Introduction to GaBi (free) Olympic Room
Afternoon - 29 September
1:30 - 5:00
Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment Orcas Room
Introduction to Sima-Pro (free) Olympic Room
Carbon Footprinting Lopez Room

Introduction to Sima-Pro:
Taught by Earth Shift personnel, this class gives new uses a chance to see the basics of how this general life cycle software, Sima-Pro works. Attendance is free.

Introduction to GaB
i: Taught by PE Americas staff. (See PE Americas flyer)

Free half day class to introduce the life cycle software platform GaBi 4 and to explore different approaches for measuring and quantifying the life cycle performance of processes and products.

Carbon Footprinting
: Sangwon Suh of the University of Minesota will talk about the basic theory and principles in carbon footprints with some case studies. Carter Brooks from Climate Earth will talk about the practical processes of carbon footprint calculation and application in a corporate environment, and also organize the discussion.

Total Cost Assessment
: Taught by Lise Laurin, President of Earth Shift.

In business, we assess decisions based on expected Net Present Value or Return on Investment. In many cases, however, the real NPV or ROI is affected by events that were not considered in the initial calculation. Total Cost Assessment is a methodology that systematically identifies and quantifies both upside and downside risks to give a picture of the future reflecting the real uncertainties surrounding the decision. TCA includes the traditional costs associated with a decision, and can apply Real Options Analysis as a part of the assessment.

In this course, you will learn the five different cost types and the seven steps in the TCA Methodology defined by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). In addition to the databases developed by the AIChE to assess contingent liabilities and potential fines, we will explore the costs associated with brand value, morale, community relations, and other intangibles. We’ll follow up with a simple example showing how the methodology works and the insight it provides to a decision.

Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment: Taught by PE Americas staff. (See PE Americas flyer)

A half day class on Life Cycle Assessment methodology, we will also explore techniques for applying Design for Environment (DfE), methods for calculating the carbon footprint of products and tips on developing credible Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

The first examinations for LCA Professional Certification will be given. Reduced fees are offer to those willing to participate in a focus group to help improve the process.

Focus group participant
Application fee
Examination fee

The examination is tentatively set for the morning of 29 September.