Sustainable Minds Okala LCA Workshop, May 29, 2009

San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 29, 2009

8:00 Registration, breakfast & networking
9:00 Introductions and overview: workshop instructors, SM hosts and partners
9:30 Ecology and environmental impacts
  • Overview of assessment methods and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Overview of Okala LCA methodology
  • Q&A
10:30 Break
10:45 Ecodesign strategies for greener product innovation
11:15 Conducting an Sustainable Minds LCA - key concepts and process
  • Goal setting
  • System boundaries
  • Functional unit
  • Reference product, benchmarking and interpretation
  • Software tour
  • Q&A 
12:30 Lunch - presentations from SM's partners
1:30 Team project: Product redesign - benchmark, brainstorm, model and report
3:15 Break
3:30 Applying LCA's to new situations (4 radically different systems and how to set up LCA for each)
4:00 Dialogue on opportunities to integrate SM LCA into organizations and design processes
  •  Use of Okala results for internal goal-setting and informing marketing communications
4:30 Final Q&A and workshop feedback   
5:00 Workshop ends; private tour of the Autodesk Gallery

Contact Information

  • Nancy VanBenschoten
    Phone: 603-617-2359
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