Capacity Building Training on Conducting Life Cycle Assessments Using LCA Software Tools

According to ISO 14040 & 14044 standards, using SimaPro and Umberto software with ecoinvent database

Why Should LCA be Important to You?

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the most advanced sustainable tool for evaluating the environmental impacts of products and services throughout their life cycle. Understanding the lifecycle impacts helps make informed sustainability decisions to reduce your footprint and meet regulatory and client demands for environmental accountability.

Why does NCPC conduct Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) training?

Over the past 5 years, the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) has been actively involved in conducting LCAs for various industrial sectors. Recognizing the increasing demand for skilled LCA professionals, the NCPC has developed a comprehensive capacity-building training program on conducting LCAs using SimaPro and Umberto software tools with the ecoinvent database. Leveraging its extensive experience in LCA, the NCPC provides practical insights and knowledge in this training.

Target Audience

  • University academics looking to expand their research into LCA
  • Freelance consultants willing to cater to industry demands
  • Technical managers in any industrial sector
  • Public sector officers advocating for LCA policy-making

Course Content

  1. Life Cycle Thinking and Life Cycle Management
  2. Over view of ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 Standard
  3. Practical experience in Life cycle inventory development
  4. Hand through experience in impact assessment with software
  5. Demonstration and practicals on using SimaPro, Umberto LCA+ and Open LCA
  6. LCA Applications in global and local context
  7. Success stories

Dates, Venue and Fees

This is a five (5) days programme from 26th February to 1st March 2024

  • One-Day Online Program: Immerse yourself in insights from international speakers.
  • Three-Day Classroom Sessions at Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), Colombo 08.
  • One-Day In-Plant Assessment: Explore a large-scale manufacturing plant to witness real-world applications.

Certificate and Fees:

A certificate will be issued after the evaluation of participants and continuous assessment during the course.

Course fee:

  • LKR 48,500/= per person (Inclusive of handouts and all meals).
  • The participants have to register for the programme making the full payment and enrolment will be on a first come first served basis.

How to enroll?

If you believe that this training program would be beneficial for your organization’s personnel, please confirm your participation by completing the registration form.
(Click here to Register).

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For more information contact;

• Ms. Sanduni Thudugala, Senior RECP Expert, Mob – 0763162447, Email:

• Ms. Nadeeshani Fernando, Programme Officer, Mob – 0763100467, Email: