546-0800/01 – Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorRNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
LAB25 RNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Product life cycle assessment, ecodesign, environmental labels and declarations, benefits for environment

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work

Summary

Environmental impact of products during their full life cycle, life cycle thinking, life cycle assessment, ecodesign, integrated product policy

Compulsory literature:

Zbicinski I., Stavenuiter J., Kozlowska B., v.d.Coevering H.:Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment (book 3 v serii Environmental Management BUP), The Baltic University Press, 2006, ISBN 91-975526-2-3 Norms ISO 14040 and 14044

Recommended literature:

various scientific journals

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Group project in the frame of exercise, work with LCA software

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction – products and environment, resources exhaustion, waste generation. 2. Product life cycle – „from craddle to grave“ or „ from craddle to craddle“ 3. Product impact assessment through entire life cycle (LCA) - ISO 14040, ISO 14044 4. goal and scope definition, unit system and functional unit, system borders. Data quality requirements, sources of data, exploitation of databases. Inventory analysis. 5. LC impact assessment, categories, indicators, standardization. Interpretention of LCA 6. LCA reporting, independent report quality assessment. LCA results exploration 7. Product environmental impact mitigation based on LCA results. Relation of LCA to other product tools – ecodesign, environmental labels and declarations. 8. Ecodesign (DfE, DfS, D4S) – definition. Functional and environmental performance of product. Connection to LCA. 9. Ecodesign strategies 10. End-of-life product management 11. EU integrated product policy and its reflection in Czech legislation in force 12. Environmental labels and declarations – Czech National Programme 13. Green marketing, green purchasing for public sector 14. Product management as a part of EMS

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (6208T031) Environmental Management P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
O - ECTS FMG - Study Further 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block