Teaching with SimaPro

You need to prepare your students for a world where life cycle assessment is becoming an integral part of sustainability thinking, worldwide regulations and sustainable product design. And what better tool to learn on than the most widely used LCA software in the world? Our educational versions of SimaPro are ideal for learning the concept of life cycle thinking and gaining an understanding of the benefits and challenges of LCA.

Hands-on learning

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.

"We have been using SimaPro for over a decade now. Currently as a server application, which is much more convenient when you have several users. We often need to go deep into the inventory to see where specific impacts come from, with SimaPro this is possible. Also working with parameters makes SimaPro extra valuable."

Tom Ligthart - LCA and sustainability expert at a scientific research institute

Modelling the impacts of cleaning products for A.I.S.E.

For the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E), PRé used SimaPro to develop a method to determine the hotspots in a product's life cycle. This helps determine key performance indicators.

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Helping Lucite understand the environmental impacts of plastics

As one of the largest suppliers of the plastics methylmethacrylate (MMA) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Lucite wanted to understand their environmental impacts. LCA in SimaPro gave them this, and helped suggest improvements.

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Other benefits for your organisation

Environmental research, development and innovation

In expert LCA research, you are always looking for the best ways to analyse environmental impacts and develop solutions. SimaPro provides the transparency you need, along with advanced features such as process and project parameters and Monte Carlo analysis.

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