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December 2013

Life Cycle Assessment

Status: This event is postponed. New Date: TBA.
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Life Cycle Assesment Course Overview
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Rob Sianchuk leads the development of business opportunities and management of key client relationships for Coldstream Consulting Ltd.  Rob emerged into LCA practice with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, and has since taken on positions as a Sessional Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia, and more recently as Director of Business Development at Coldstream.

Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in Wood Science and master’s degree in Forestry from the University of British Columbia.

Rob’s work has primarily focused on bridging the gap between LCA research and practice.  He has developed various training courses, including upper-level undergraduate courses in the Civil Engineering and Wood Science departments at UBC, as well as professional courses with UBC Continuing Studies, Connecting Environmental Professionals, and the Lighthouse Sustainable Building Center.  He leads the development of the UBC LCA Database, and has coordinated over 50 LCAs on various building types including institutional buildings, detached single family homes, multi-unit residences, and Olympic venues.  Rob serves on the UBC LCA Technical Advisory group and co-founded the LCA Alliance, a community of graduate students and young professionals with a common interest in LCA.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $299.00 + GST = $313.95 until Nov 20, 2013

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Non-Member Price: $349.00 + GST = $366.45

Student Member Price: $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Member and EIT/GIT Late Price: $349.00 + GST = $366.45
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 20, 2013 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Ailene Lim | Professional Development Coordinator
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Note:
Life Cycle Assessment. Often sustainable decision making is made based on anecdotal experience or prescriptive based criteria, constraining opportunities to innovate by overlooking the realities of the outcomes of these decisions in the real world. In order to consider the outcomes of decision making on the environment and human health, designers are increasingly using Life cycle assessment (LCA). The use of LCA in construction industry is emerging as standards and codes (ex. LEED, ASHRAE, IgCC) advocate its use to inform the design of low impact buildings. This course will prepare attendees with the knowledge to navigate through the concepts, standards and applications of LCA methods so they can more effectively investigate, communicate and address issues of sustainability in their building and infrastructure designs.
Course objectives - Familiarize with terminology and standards, Gauge workplan and steps required to complete an LCA study, Know how to use available tools and databases, Practical insight into the application of LCA to buildings.

Who should attend - This course is recommended for engineers working in green building and infrastructure design who would like to enhance their practice with the use of life cycle assessment (LCA).

Benefits of attending - Often sustainable decision making is made based on anecdotal experience or prescriptive based criteria, constraining opportunities to innovate by overlooking the realities of the outcomes of these decisions in the real world.  In order to consider the outcomes of decision making on the environment and human health, designers are increasingly using Life cycle assessment (LCA).  The use of LCA in construction industry is emerging as standards and codes (ex. LEED, ASHRAE, IgCC) advocate its use to inform the design of low impact buildings.  This course will prepare attendees with the knowledge to navigate through the concepts, standards and applications of LCA methods so they can more effectively investigate, communicate and address issues of sustainability in their building and infrastructure designs.

Content overview - LCA Overview, Standards and procedures, Tools and databases, Application of LCA to buildings.




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