GreenDelta provides training courses for openLCA in English, German, Spanish and Italian on a regular basis. We offer different kinds of training courses on a basic & intermediate level for beginners and on an advanced level. Training sessions take place online or in-house, either one-on-one or in groups. On request, it is also possible to arrange training courses at the place of a training participant.
For training programs in other languages or countries, you can also contact one of our partners.
Upcoming openLCA training programs:
OpenLCA Training opportunities in 2020
These dates refer to public group courses, on basic and intermediate level. The registration period will start three months in advance via openLCA Nexus.
March 3rd-6th: Online
April 21st-23rd: In-house
July 7th-10th: Online
October 27th-30th: Online
November 24th-26th: In-house
March 3-6, 2020: Online group training (Sold out)
Group Training: Working with openLCA
March 3rd-4th, 2020 – Basic use of openLCA, and March 5th-6th, 2020 – Intermediate training in openLCA
The course is ideal for new users of openLCA. The exact agenda will be coordinated between the participants.
Type of training: Online
Registration via openLCA Nexus
April 21-23, 2020: In-house group training (Registration open)
In-house Group Training in Berlin: Working with openLCA
April 21st-22nd, 2020: Basic and intermediate use of openLCA (Day 1&2)
April 23rd, 2020: Advanced use of openLCA (Day 3)
You can register for all three days, or only for Day 1&2 or Day 3 (only recommeded if you have intermediate know how in using openLCA). The exact agenda will be coordinated between the participants. A minimum of three participants is required.
Registration via openLCA Nexus
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
This is a specialized training for advanced openLCA users that takes place over a period of up to three months. The seminar consists of six modules, each of which is accompanied by theoretical background information, practical exercises and an online meeting (30 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.
Also available upon request. Send us your request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Typical content of 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:
Basic topics include:
- 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
- Working with ecoinvent or GaBi
- Environmental Product Declarations
Content of remote seminar
For the remote seminar, 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 training||Per person per day ||Reduced fee , per person per day|
|Online : Beginner||500 €||300 €|
|In-house ||600 €||500 €|
|Partner locations: Beginner||As proposed by training partners|
|Developer training ||1,500 €||1200 €|
|Private group training||Per person per day||Reduced fee, per person per day|
|Online : Beginner||750 €||600 €|
|Online : Advanced||750 €||600 €|
|Participants’ premises: Beginner||On request||On request|
|Developer training||1,750 €||1400 €|
|Private individual training||Per day||Reduced fee, per day|
|Online : Beginner||1100 €||850 €|
|Online : Advanced||1100 €||850 €|
|In-house: Beginner||1,250 €||950 €|
|In-house: Advanced||1,250 €||950 €|
|Advanced remote seminar||Per person||Reduced fee, per person|
|Online||900 €||750 €|
 1-day session lasts 8 hours (online training are usually structured in sessions of 4-hour).
 Applicable to university participants and non-profit organisations.
 Public training: 2 to 4 hour sessions; Private training: 1/2 to 1 hour web-meetings.
 A minimum of three participants is required. Large groups on request.