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Gain an understanding of the scope, challenges, and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes.

7/11/2019 to 7/25/2019
Where: on-line
United States
Presenter: Jeff Yorzyk

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This is a survey course on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and gain a basic understanding of the scope, challenges and possibilities in applying life cycle assessment to decision-making processes. An introduction to the use of LCAs to support Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) based on Product Category Rules (PCRs) will also be included.

This course provides an overview for sustainability practitioners wondering if LCA would be a good field to get into; who may need to hire a firm to do a detailed LCA and need to know enough about the process to oversee the project; need to understand LCA to produce Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), especially those interested in having their products eligible for LEED credit points in the building and construction industry; or who need an introduction to LCA before taking the 'deep dive' into certification training as a practitioner. We will not cover LCA software tools such as SimaPro, GaBi or OpenLCA in detail, however, they will be introduced regarding functionality.


Jeff Yorzyk is a veteran of environmental and sustainability management consulting, now bringing it all together for one company in the rapidly growing meal kit space. In the course of his consulting career, Jeff worked on numerous Life Cycle Assessment projects, and advised large brands, trade associations and even a technology start-up on their use and communication. As a result, he will forever bring a life cycle perspective to his work as a sustainability professional. He is also the Past President of the ISSP Board of Directors.


This course is delivered online via two 1-hour live webinars (Thursday July 11 & 25 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT) and includes a 24/7 online 'classroom' experience.  Live webinars are 60-90 minutes - recordings and slide decks are posted for those who are unable to attend live.



  • ISSP Member: $25
  • ISSP Partner: $45*
  • Non-Member: $55

Successful completion of all course requirements will earn a passing grade and an individualized Certificate of Completion, along with 1 Continuing Education Unit for ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP credential holders.

*Registrants who are not ISSP members but hold current memberships in the U.S. Green Building Coundil (USBGC), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE); Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS); Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating (STAR) Communities; the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN); or the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) may register using the discount code provided by the organization to receive the partner rate.