Certified Trainers

In 2022 we started with the initiative to train others to perform the trainings we do at GreenDelta, also assuring quality of trainings and knowledge of trainers.  

With the growth and uptake of openLCA also came the demand for trainings. We aim to reach as many people as we can with good quality support, in their own language and possibly even location.

 We are happy to announce here our certified openLCA trainers:

Europe

Alexander Griebler (Austria)

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Alexander is currently a Project Manager of “The European University of Responsible Consumption and Production”, the goal within this project is to be the core hub of research and education worldwide by 2040. Starting with September 2022, Alexander will be leading SDG 12 within UniNEtZ. Additionally, he is going to be a PhD Student at Montanuniversität Leoben (also from September onwards); his PhD thesis has a provisional title of “Sustainability of products, the great unknown” – A holistic Life Cycle Assessment of Steel.

Davide Rovelli (Italy)

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Davide Rovelli is an energy engineer graduated at Politecnico di Milano. He has been working as an LCA researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-STIIIMA institute) for three years. He participates to European and national projects within the industrial sector, provides environmental consultancy services and support to certifications (EPD scheme), develops academic research papers and holds university hands-on lectures. He has been carrying out all these activities by means of openLCA, gaining an in-depth knowledge of the software.

Giorgio Cantino (Italy)

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Giorgio Cantino holds a Ph.D in Environmental Engineering. He is sole director at greenstep, an Italian innovative company, spin-off of the University of Eastern Piedmont, and Italian official openLCA partner. He is also Assistant Professor at University of Eastern Piedmont for the chair of Life Cycle Assessment. He trains openLCA professional and academic users since the beginning of the openLCA partnership started in 2014. During the years, he gained a deep knowledge of the openLCA framework and of its developments.

Pedro Perez-Aguirre (Spain, Italy)

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Pedro is a sustainability professional with a great passion for sharing experiences and teaching the knowledge that he has acquired during his career. He has a background in chemical engineering and industrial ecology, he is Spanish mother tongue and speaks fluent English and Italian.  In the last two years he has been involved in LCA and carbon management projects, also working with ISO 14001 and 14064 standards, and waste management. He has a passion for music and reading, and loves having a good conversation.

Daniel Egas Galarza (Spain)

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Daniel Egas holds an MSc in Water Engineering from Brunel University (UK) and a PhD (Optimisation of environmental sustainability in the dairy industry) from UVic-UCC (Spain). Currently, he is a senior sustainability researcher and consultant at BETA Technology Centre (Spain). He has played a leading role in sustainability consultancy projects with the public and private sector; and verification and certification processes of companies that have obtained environmental declarations and ecolabels in the framework of the EU-PEF, EPD, Water Footprint and Carbon Footprint. He has also led the sustainability work package of numerous national and international competitive R+D+i projects.

Joan Colón Jordá (Spain)

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Dr. Joan Colón is a Biologist, PhD in Environmental Science and Technology. He is the head of the “Environmental Accounting and Optimization” research area at the BETA Technological Centre (University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia). He is expert in the sustainability assessment of agri-food systems and in waste management and valorisation technologies. He has extensive and demonstrable experience in technology transfer projects with private companies and public administrations helping them to achieve their sustainability goals (e.g., ecolabelling and eco-design).

North and South America

Daniel Egas Galarza (Ecuador)

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Daniel Egas holds an MSc in Water Engineering from Brunel University (UK) and a PhD (Optimisation of environmental sustainability in the dairy industry) from UVic-UCC (Spain). Currently, he is a senior sustainability researcher and consultant at BETA Technology Centre (Spain). He has played a leading role in sustainability consultancy projects with the public and private sector; and verification and certification processes of companies that have obtained environmental declarations and ecolabels in the framework of the EU-PEF, EPD, Water Footprint and Carbon Footprint. He has also led the sustainability work package of numerous national and international competitive R+D+i projects.

Edgar Eduardo Sacayon (Guatemala)

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Edgar specializes in developing models for natural and human capital impact assessment. Over the past 10 years he has worked as energy researcher in private universities in Guatemala, environmental advisor for the Costa Rica and Guatemalan governments and sustainability consultant for private companies around the world. He is the founder of the Center for Environmental Sustainability Studies in Guatemala and now he is a certified trainer in openLCA.

Ben Young (USA)

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Ben Young is a senior life cycle analyst specializing in LCA of energy systems and environmentally extended input-output modeling. He is the lead openLCA trainer at U.S.-based ERG. Ben has developed several open-source tools for generating life cycle inventory data and life cycle impact assessment methods, including for use in openLCA. Ben earned a B.S. in biology from Davidson College and a Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Interested in becoming a trainer yourself? You can find more information about our Trainers Academy here.
Register your interest with us by writing an email to trainers.network@greendelta.com.