LCA is a complex process, and the best way to learn it is by doing it. The interdisciplinary approach of LCA will make your students aware of the complex relation between industrial and ecological systems and show them a systematic, science-based way to identify hotspots and analyse solutions for trade-offs. With the handy LCA wizard, students can quickly build product models. Powerful analytical tools give direct insight in the origins of results.
SimaPro is a proven tool, used worldwide in business and research. Its user-friendly approach means that it can be used at different conceptual levels, supporting both beginning and advanced students.
Support for teachers is also available, through tutorials, help desks, training options and online forums.
The educational SimaPro versions have almost the same functionality as the business versions. They come with extensive inventory databases, such as ecoinvent, and a range of impact assessment methods, such as ReCiPe. The software supports twelve different languages. This makes it even easier for your students to learn how to do LCAs.
PRé offers a free 6 -month licence to SimaPro Faculty and ecoinvent to educational institutes in non-OECD countries.