Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment

Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment

Please note registration begins at 8:15 AM
 June 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Training Centres of Canada, 330 Bay Street, Suite 610, Toronto (

Course Description

This one-day workshop fast tracks life cycle assessment (LCA) education for building design professionals, sustainability consultants and students wishing to have a career in the green building industry. LCA is the key analytical technique for reducing the embodied environmental impact of the built environment and it is the basis of a new credit in LEED v4. Embodied impacts are the lifetime environmental burdens from the building due to resource extraction, product manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and eventual demolition. Embodied impacts constitute a significant portion of a building’s total carbon footprint and account for the majority of a building’s impact in areas such as air and water pollution.

Part of this course will include hands-on exercises using the free Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings, a simplified LCA software tool created specifically for use by architects, engineers and sustainable design consultants. The course will take place in a computer lab, so you will not need to bring your own computer.

This course will be delivered by Rob Sianchuk of the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. Rob Sianchuk is a Research Associate with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute.  He is a recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) practitioner, with in-depth expertise using best-practice LCA standards within green building frameworks. Since 2007, Rob has worked with leading professionals and organizations on various LCA projects in the construction sector, including construction products, whole buildings, infrastructures and communities.  He has earned LEED points for whole-building LCA studies done on the UBC Biological Sciences Complex and District Energy Center for Innovation in Design credit 1.3 and Material and Resource pilot credit 63 respectively. Rob has also designed and delivered several university and professional LCA training courses in Canada and abroad, and holds an affiliate role as Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.

This course is approved for 7.5 CE hours. 


Full Day Workshop

Member(Chapter or Corporate)



Early Bird**








*student pricing available for full time students. Please send proof of enrolment to education@cagbc.org to receive a discount code.
**Earlybird pricing valid until June 1, 2017 

Lunch will be provided, please let us know in advance of any dietary requirements by emailing jmalta@cagbc.org.
This workshop will take place in a computer lab, there is no need to bring your own laptop.

Please register by EOB on Friday, June 9, 2017 so we can make appropriate arrangements for expected guests.








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