SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth

This advanced SimaPro training is an extended version of our basics training course. First, you will learn all about the LCA methodology and do the basic SimaPro training. Then we move to a practical advanced SimaPro training: the additional features of SimaPro. During the training course, we will introduce you to the new European initiative for LCA studies: the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisational Environmental Footprint (OEF) rules, and explain their current status and potential future. This course is particularly useful if you wish to apply LCA to complex products and to more effectively manage and share your data. 


Training topics:


SimaPro and LCA: Essentials

LCA methodology training

  • Goal and scope definition: you will learn to define the objectives and scope of your study and understand the implications of your methodological choices.
  • Inventory analysis: you will understand the difference between process and input-output data, learn about various data sources and get tips on how to effectively collect data. 
  • Impact assessment: you will get insight into the four different steps of impact assessment, what each step allows you to do in terms of decision-making and learn how to select the most appropriate method.
  • Interpretation: you will learn how to check if your conclusions are valid and robust by applying a number of recommended interpretation steps.


SimaPro training practice

  • Goal and scope definition: you will learn how to model multi-output processes and different end of life recovery approaches in SimaPro.
  • Inventory analysis: you will learn how to model your life cycle effectively in SimaPro as well as how you can adapt secondary data to fit your purposes.
  • Impact assessment: you will learn how to get more from an impact assessment method in SimaPro and how to select a default method for your calculations.
  • Interpretation: you will learn how to use all of the interpretation features in SimaPro to help you achieve your study objectives.


SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth

Advanced SimaPro training topics

  • Complex end of life modelling: you will learn how to effectively model the production and end of life of complex product life cycles such as a car or a building.
  • Data management: you will learn how you can clean a project and create your own SimaPro library.
  • Parameters: you will learn how to create scenarios which require different data, e.g. different vehicles being selected depending on the distance travelled.
  • Specific guidance: you will learn about the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) initiative, and how to use SimaPro for water footprint analyses.


The online course is provided in the afternoon on business days. Please note that the registration will be closed one week before the training date. 

Training When Where  
SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth
Sep 16-25 Online FULL
SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth
Nov 18-27 Online Register

Sep 16-22 | SimaPro and LCA: Essentials
Sep 16-25 | SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth
Oct 5-9 | Product Environmental Footprint
Nov 18-24 | SimaPro and LCA: Essentials
Nov 18-27 | SimaPro and LCA: In-Depth
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