The professional society for life cycle assessment

Who We Are

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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Anticipatory LCA, December 15, 2015 10AM-11AM (ET)

Join Drs. Seager and Prado to learn how anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) allows you to apply LCA early in research and development to guide emerging technologies toward decreased environmental burden.  Anticipatory LCA incorporates technology forecasting, risk research, social engagement, and comparative impact assessment.     Find out about this novel framework and how it can be applied to prioritize research questions and help guide environmentally responsible innovation of emerging technologies using examples from the photovoltaic industry. Register today!


Effective Communication of LCA Results to Various Audiences

Organizations perform LCA for various reasons and need to communicate their results to a wide variety of audiences. Reasons for completing a LCA include decision making, design, regulations, benchmarking, reporting, or marketing. Audiences include regulatory bodies, customers, technical
experts, professional publications, internal employees, and many more. In this webinar, we will review the motivations for completing LCAs and the various audiences to which we will communicate these results. Register today!


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.

LCA Textbook

Now available from ACLCA directly in Hard Copy.  Special ACLCA member and student pricing!

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