GreenDelta provides training courses for openLCA mainly in English on a regular basis, and other languages upon request. 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.
Prices and registration of trainings via our website: openLCA Nexus
Upcoming openLCA public training programs:
Public group training – Basic and Intermediate
May 30th + June 1st + June 3rd, 2022 (English) – AM CET
Public group training – Advanced
May 18th – 19th , 2022 (English)
* The training time will be set according to fit the needs of the time zones of the participants.
Further public training will be announced. For other private, remote, or developer trainings contact us on email@example.com.
Prices and registration via openLCA Nexus, trainings.
Type of openLCA software training offered:
Public training (for groups)
Public training can be provided for openLCA users from different academic or professional backgrounds. You will join the training with other participants. The training covers the basic and/or intermediate (see “Course content” section below) 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 either online or in-house.
Online public training for openLCA will be held monthly. The training schedule is updated regularly on this page and in openLCA Nexus.
It is now possible, since May 2022, to book basic and intermediate trainings separately. If you feel that you have enough knowledge about LCA and the basics of working with openLCA, you are welcome to book the intermediate course directly (knowledge test required, found under the tab “documents” in Nexus.
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.
If you are interested, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the content that you would like to be trained in (see below), the number of participants, language, and preferred time. We will then estimate the time it takes for preparing and conducting your training.
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 email@example.com
The aim of the Trainers Academy is to enable openLCA users to become certified trainers in openLCA, and start their own trainings for basic and intermediate level. The training will go through topics regarding teaching, and also will cover a couple of advanced topics and Q&A. It is held online and there is a written and oral exam at the end, after which one obtains the certification and training material. Check out our informational package here.
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
Intermediate topics include:
- Modeling with parameters
- Sensitivity analysis
- Allocation and system expansion
- End-of-life modeling (basics)
- Data quality in openLCA
- Useful tips and tricks for openLCA
Advanced topics include:
- End-of-life modeling (advanced)/ Recycling
- Uncertainty analysis
- Life Cycle Costing with openLCA
- Social Life Cycle Assessment with openLCA
- Regionalized LCIA
- Working with ecoinvent in openLCA
- Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
- Scipting (olca-ipc): for this topic basic knowledge of Python is required.
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 (see possible advanced topics above)
Pre-requisite for the remote seminar: Beginner level knowledge of openLCA.
The net prices for the different types of training are all indicated on openLCA Nexus. We offer reductions for universities and non-profit organizations. For trainings at other premises, travel cost will be charged to the customer.
For private trainings with customized contents, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org before booking in order to estimate the time it takes for preparing and conducting your training. The private training with standard content on basic+intermediate level, as indicated above, takes two full days.
For trainings with our partners, different fees might apply.