The need to quantify sustainability is great, especially in a world in which scarce resources are in increasing demand and the effects of climate change become more apparent. Climate change will change our capacity to meet our demands for water.
At a glance
- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield campus
- Cost£1,400 Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Apply the principles of Environmental Life Cycle Assessment quantitatively, including carbon and water footprints,
- Critically interpret sustainability claims of products, services and policies on the basis of the environmental assessment methods used,
- Appraise key features of Social Life Cycle Assessment.
- Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) including carbon footprint and water footprint,
- Background and principles,
- The four stages of LCA in detail, split into a more lecture-based part and more practical group working part,
- Differences between the carbon footprint and full LCA,
- Background to water resources, use and these can be measured,
- Integration of water use and its impacts into LCA.
- Outline of social life cycle assessment.
Upgrade to a professional qualificationCranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.
Who should attend
The course is aimed at professionals who need to understand the fundamentals of life cycle assessment and carbon footprinting. The module also addresses water footprinting.
Attendance on this course counts towards your individual CPD with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
This course is delivered in partnership with the Agrifood Training Partnership (AFTP)
20% discount for Cranfield alumni
£1,280 - Multiple bookings*
* Minimum of 5 delegates
Accommodation options and prices
This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.
Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.