GreenDelta provides training courses for openLCA in English, GermanSpanish and Italian  on a regular basis. We offer different kinds of trainings for beginners and advanced users. Trainings take place in Berlin, in-house or online, either one-on-one or in groups.

For trainings in other languages or countries you can also contact one of our partners.

Group trainings

Upcoming group trainings

20 Nov. 2018: Working with openLCA (Online)

Group Training: Working with openLCA

Nov. 20, 2018, first training session and between Nov. 21, 2018 – Dec. 7, 2018, 3 training sessions.
The exact dates will be coordinated between the participants



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27th to 29th of December - 2018: Working with openLCA (Mumbai, India)

Group Training: Working with openLCA

The professional openLCA training is for participants with basic knowledge in the field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Previous experience with openLCA is not required. At the end of the training, participants will be able to model life cycle-based systems and apply LCA models in the context of circular economy. Moreover, the participants will have gained an understanding on how to organize openLCA projects in general (individually and in teams).
The training program will have an option to attend certificate exam and award of certificates to qualified candidates.


Request new training course

If none of the upcoming training dates suit your needs, you can request a new training course.

⇒ Request new training course

Typical content of group training courses

All courses contain both theoretical and practical parts, based on illustrative case studies. Content is coordinated with all participants well before the training. Each session lasts for four hours. A two-day course for beginners covers for instance the following topics:

  • The four phases of an LCA
  • First steps and basic functions
  • Available data and data exchange
  • Creating processes and flows
  • Working with product systems and projects
  • Result analysis and interpretation
  • Modeling with parameters
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Allocation and system expansion
  • Tips and tricks

optional topics include:

  • End-of-life modeling
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Data conversion
  • Life Cycle Costing with openLCA
  • Social Life Cycle Assessment with openLCA
  • Regionalized LCIA
  • Scripting
  • Working with ecoinvent or GaBi
  • Environmental Product Declarations

Remote training courses

Note! We are currently updating the remote training courses, but you can still order the “old” version at the moment (see below).

The remote training is an advanced openLCA training course that lasts 3 months and the participant will receive training materials (manuals, exercises etc.) for specific topics to gain a deeper understanding of the use and all functions of the software. Regular web meetings of one hour each are organized to make sure all questions are answered. The following topics can be covered:

  • Module A: Modeling with parameters
  • Module B: Calculation and interpretation of LCI and LCIA results
  • Module C1: Modelling of complex product systems: Allocation, system expansion and uncertainty analysis
  • Module C2: Modelling of complex product systems: Modeling LCA stages and internal recycling/loops
  • Module D: End-of-Life modeling
  • Module E: ecoinvent v3 database

More detailed information about the remote training course (English(pdf) / Spanish(pdf))


The following table gives an overview of the net prices for the different types of training. We offer reductions for universities and non-profit organisations.

Type of trainingNormal feeReduced fee
Group trainingsper person and day
Standard600 €500 €
Inhouse1,2,3700 €On request
Online500 €250 €
Developer1.500 €On request
Private trainingsper day
Standard1.500 €On request
Inhouse12.000 €On request
Online1.000 €On request
Seminarsper person
Advanced remote training750 €-

1 plus travelling costs 2 on request for larger groups 3 minimum of three participants