The professional society for life cycle assessment

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The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is a non-profit membership organization that seeks to build capacity and knowledge of Environmental LCA among industry, government and NGOs.  The organization was formerly a program of The Institute for Environmental Research & Education (IERE), which performs and disseminates fact-based research for the use in the development of responsible environmental policy, programs and decisions.
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September 27 - 29, 2016, Charleston, SC

(Educational Courses & LCACP Exam on Monday, September 26)

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LCA XV - Vancouver

LCA XV was well attended with professionals from the fields of academia, research institutes, policy makers, government and industry from 19 countries . 

 October 6 - 8 2015 

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How Much are Life Cycle Activities Contributing to Your Organization’s Top & Bottom Lines, February 3, 2015 Noon - 1PM (ET)

In successful organizations LCA can no longer be viewed as an academic exercise without direct implications for one’s strategic business priorities. Given this growing awareness it is increasingly critical to quantify and communicate the benefits of life cycle activities in terms of ROI, contributions
to revenue, brand, cost and risk. In this webinar participants will learn how to identify the contributions of LCA to the organization’s business priorities, capture success factors in realizing the value, and leading practice from peer companies in communicating the ROI of their efforts.  Register Today!

Presented by: Chris Peterson, thinkstep


ACLCA MEMBERS receive three free webinars with their membership. Non-members and members wishing to partake in more than three webinars are required to pay $75.00 for each webinar. Each webinar is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit.

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