Fall 2023 Sustainability Management PS5021 section 002

THEORY & PRACTICE OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSME

THEORY & PRAC LIFE CYCL ASSMNT

Call Number 12469
Day & Time
Location
W 6:10pm-8:00pm
330 Uris Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Kim Matsoukas
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a methodology to assess the environmental impact of products, services, and industrial processes is an increasingly important tool in corporate sustainability management. This course teaches both the theoretical framework as well as step-by-step practical guidelines of conducting LCAs in companies and organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on separating the more academic, but less practically relevant aspects of LCA (which will receive less focus) from the actual practical challenges of LCA (which will be covered in detail, including case studies). The course also covers the application of LCA metrics in a companies’ management and discusses the methodological weaknesses that make such application difficult, including how these can be overcome. Product carbon footprinting (as one form of LCA) receives particular focus, owing to its widespread practical use in recent and future sustainability management.

Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 32 students (40 max) as of 2:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS5021
Section 002
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Graduate Students Only. Cross-registrations 9/5
Section key 20233SUMA5021K002