GreenDelta provides training courses for openLCA in English, GermanSpanish and Italian on a regular basis. We offer different kinds of training courses for beginners and advanced users. Training sessions take place online or in-house, either one-on-one or in groups. Click here to find the right kind of training for you.

For training programs in other languages or countries, you can also contact one of our partners.

Upcoming openLCA training programs:

December 3-6, 2019: Working with openLCA : online group training (Registration open)

Group Training: Working with openLCA

December 3-4, 2019 – Basic use of openLCA, and December 5-6, 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



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Type of openLCA software training offered:

Public training (for groups)

Public training can be provided for openLCA users from different academic or professional backgrounds. The training covers the basic & intermediate use of openLCA and the participant receives 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 formats: Online, In-house and at different partner locations.

Online public training for openLCA will be held quarterly, while in-house public training will be held twice a year. The training schedule is updated regularly on this page.

Private training (for individuals and groups)

Private training sessions are suitable for individuals as well as university or company teams looking for personalized training options. These specialized training sessions cover the basic & intermediate or advanced use of openLCA and offer the participants more flexibility with the course content and time to attend the training. Participants will receive training materials (manuals, exercises, etc.) for specific topics to gain a deeper understanding of the use and all functions of the software. These training sessions are held in three formats: Online, In-house and at participant’s premises.

Request for a private training here

Advanced remote seminar

These are specialized training for advanced openLCA users that takes place over a period of three months. The seminar consists of around six modules each of which is accompanied by theoretical background information, practical exercises and an online meeting  (30-60 minutes per module) with a teacher. Additionally, participants can send emails to the teacher for a quick response. Individuals or groups interested in this training can get further information by clicking here.

To register for the remote online seminar, fill this form and send it to us via email at

Developer training

Also available upon request.  Send us your request via email at

Course content

Typical content of basic + intermediate 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 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
  • Useful tips and tricks for openLCA

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

Typical content of advanced training courses

For the advanced openLCA training course, the following topics can be covered:

  • Module A: Modeling with parameters
  • Module B: Calculation and interpretation of LCI and LCIA results
  • Module C: Advanced modeling of product systems: Allocation, system expansion, and uncertainty analysis
  • Module D: End-of-Life modeling
  • Module E: Advanced modeling of product systems: Modeling LCA stages and internal recycling/loops
  • Module F: On-demand topic

Pre-requisite: Beginner level knowledge of openLCA.


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

Public group trainingPer person per day[1]Reduced fee[2], per person per day
Online[3]: Beginner500 €300 €
In-house: Beginner600 €500 €
Partner locations: BeginnerAs proposed by training partners
Developer training  [4]1,500 €On request
Private group trainingPer person per dayReduced fee, per person per day
Online: Beginner750 €600 €
Online: Advanced750 €600 €
In-house: Beginner875€ (+ travel expenses)On request
Participants’ premises: BeginnerOn requestOn request
Developer training1,750 €On request
Private individual trainingPer person per dayReduced fee, per person per day
Online: Beginner900 €750 €
Online: Advanced900 €750 €
In-house: Beginner1,000 €On request
In-house: Advanced1,000 €On request

[1] Possibly, shorter units than a day.

[2] Applicable to university participants.

[3] Public training: 4 to 2 hour lessons; Private training: 1/2 to 1 hour web-meetings.

[4] A minimum of three participants is required. Large groups on request.