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102-0317-00L  Advanced Environmental Assessments

SemesterHerbstsemester 2016
DozierendeS. Hellweg, R. Frischknecht
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarMasterstudierende Umweltingenieurwissenschaften mit Modul Ecological Systems Design dürfen die 102-0317-00 (3KP) nicht belegen, da diese bereits in 102-0307-01 Advanced Environmental, Social and Economic Assessments (5KP) enthalten ist.

KurzbeschreibungThis course deepens students' knowledge of the environmental assessment methodologies and their various applications.
LernzielThis course has the aim of deepening students' knowledge of the environmental assessment methodologies and their various applications. In particular, students completing the course should have the
- Ability to judge the scientific quality and reliability of environmental assessment studies, the appropriateness of inventory data and modelling, and the adequacy of life cycle impact assessment models and factors
- Knowledge about the current state of the scientific discussion and new research developments
- Ability to properly plan, conduct and interpret environmental assessment studies
- Knowledge of how to use LCA as a decision support tool for companies, public authorities, and consumers
Inhalt- Inventory developments, transparency, data quality, data completeness, and data exchange formats
- Allocation (multioutput processes and recycling)
- Hybrid LCA methods.
- Consequential and marginal analysis
- Recent development in impact assessment
- Spatial differentiation in Life Cycle Assessment
- Workplace and indoor exposure in Risk and Life Cycle Assessment
- Uncertainty analysis
- Subjectivity in environmental assessments
- Multicriteria analysis
- Case Studies
SkriptNo script. Lecture slides and literature will be made available on the lecture homepage.
LiteraturLiterature will be made available on the lecture homepage.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge of environmental assessment tools is a prerequisite for this class. Students that have not done classwork in this topic before are required to read an appropriate textbook before or at the beginning of this course (e.g. Jolliet, O et al. 2016: Environmental Life Cycle Assessment. CRC Press, Boca Raton - London - New York. ISBN 978-1-4398-8766-0 (Chapters 2-5.2)).