GreenDelta provides training courses for openLCA in English, German, Spanish 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.
The group training covers the basic and intermediate use of openLCA that lasts 2-3 days and the participant will receive training materials (manuals, exercises, etc.) for specific topics to gain a better understanding of the use and all functions of the software. These training sessions are held in three modes: Online, In-house and at our office in Berlin.
Upcoming group trainings
October 7-9, 2019: Working with openLCA : in-house training (Registration open)
Group Training: Working with openLCA
October 7-8, 2019 – Basic use of openLCA, and October 9, 2019 – intermediate training in openLCA
The exact schedule and agenda will be coordinated between the participants
Type of training: GreenDelta Office, Berlin
October 14-16, 2019: Working with openLCA - Alessandria, Italy (Registration open)
Use of openLCA for Life Cycle Assessment, social LCA and Environmental Footprint in the context of the Circular Economy
Day1: Basic openLCA training
Day2: Advanced openLCA training (I)
Day3: Advanced openLCA training (II). Environmental Footprint, regionalized LCA, social LCA
Training will be held in Italian.
October 28-31, 2019: Working with openLCA : online training (Registration open)
Group Training: Working with openLCA
October 28-29, 2019 – Basic use of openLCA, and October 30-31, 2019 – intermediate training in openLCA
The course is ideal for new users of openLCA. The exact schedule and agenda will be coordinated between the participants.
Type of training: Online
Request new training course
If none of the upcoming training dates suit your needs, you can request a 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
- Working with ecoinvent or GaBi
- Environmental Product Declarations
Remote training courses
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 C: Advanced modelling of product systems: Allocation, system expansion, and uncertainty analysis
- Module D: End-of-Life modeling
- Module E: Advanced modelling of product systems: Modeling LCA stages and internal recycling/loops
- Module F: ecoinvent v3 database
Pre-requisite: Beginner level knowledge of openLCA.
More detailed information about the remote training course [English (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.
|Public group trainings||Per person and day ||Reduced fee, per person & day |
|At GreenDelta’s premises in Berlin||600 €||500 € |
|Online ||500 €||300 € |
|Developer training ||1.500 €||On request|
|Private trainings||Per person and day ||Reduced fee, per person & day |
|At GreenDelta’s premises in Berlin||750 €||On request|
|Inhouse  (at customer’s premises)||875 € (+ travel expenses)||On request|
|Online||600 €||On request|
|Developer training ||1.750 €||On request|
 Possibly, shorter units than a day.
 Typically, split up into 4- or 2-hour sessions.
 A minimum of three participants is required. Large groups on request.
 Applicable to university candidates