October 2014

Using Life Cycle Assessment to Design Sustainable Buildings and Get LEED Points Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Using Life Cycle Assessment To Design Sustainable Buildings
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Rob Sianchuk, Coldstream Consulting Ltd.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $299.00 + GST = $313.95 until Sept 19, 2014

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

Non-Member Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Student Member Price: $199.50 + GST = $209.48

Member and EIT/GIT Late Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 19, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Ailene Lim | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4899
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4899
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Using Life Cycle Assessment to Design Sustainable Buildings and Get LEED Points Seminar. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the leading scientific method for quantifying environmental risks associated with product life cycles, and is being adopted across all industries to better manage their environmental performance. This adoption is particularly visible in the construction industry where green building standards, such as LEED, Green Globes, IgCC and CalGreen, are driving the innovation of low impact designs by rewarding the use of LCA. Taking this course will prepare attendees to integrate LCA into their design practice as LCA-based environmental performance evaluation is becoming an ever more important aspect of building design practice.

Course objectives 
  • Understand LCA standards, terminology and framework
  • Available tools and databases
  • Application of LCA to buildings
  • Emerging issues in LCA
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).

Content overview:
  1. General knowledge
  2. LCA and green building standards
  3. Life cycle inventory
  4. Life cycle impact assessment
  5. Project management
  6. Data quality management
  7. Post-impact calculations (optional elements)
  8. Modeling software
  9. Emerging issues


Rob Sianchuk leads the development of business and education opportunities for Coldstream Consulting Ltd. Rob emerged into LCA practice with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, and has since taken on positions as an Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia, and more recently as a Director of Business Development at Coldstream.

Rob’s work primarily focuses on bridging the gap between LCA research and practice, including the development of university and professional training courses. He has also coordinated the completion of over 50 building LCA studies, earned LEED ID points for the use of LCA, and pioneered the formation of a UBC building LCA database. 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.

View the full listing of events sponsored and organized by other groups.
Contact Professional Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.430.8035
Toll-free: 1.888.430.8035
View our career listings or place an employment ad.
Presentations for Post-Secondary Students
Andrea Michaud
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4860
Presentations for High School Students
Chelsea Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 604.412.4892
See the various opportunities to volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and in your community.