Date From: 26 June 2013
Date To: 27 June 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Organisations of all types and sizes are under an increasing pressure to understand and provide information on their carbon footprint and what they are doing to mitigate the effects of climate change. This hands-on course has been designed to help organisations address these pressures by providing hands-on experience on estimating the carbon footprints of their products and technologies.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Staff House Conference Centre, University of Manchester, Sackville Street Campus, Manchester, M1 3AL.
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0) 1788 534431
IChemE member – £700 + VAT
Non-member – £800 + VAT
Climate change is increasingly recognised as the biggest environmental threat we face, and as such it is also becoming a critical business issue. Organisations of all types and sizes are under an increasing pressure to provide information on their carbon footprint and to demonstrate what they are doing to mitigate the effects of climate change.
This course provides essential support in understanding the fundamentals for estimating the carbon footprints of your products and technologies. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), used to calculate the carbon footprint along supply chains, will be explained and applied in a number of practical case studies and hands-on exercises using the CCaLC carbon footprinting software tool. The differences between the ISO 14044 and PAS2050 standards will be examined. The advantages and disadvantages of carbon labelling will also be discussed.
"Excellent lecturing both in style and content. Very good hands-on help."
"A very pragmatic approach to a potentially difficult subject."
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You will learn
You can expect to learn about a range of issues related to carbon footprinting, including:
– the requirements of the LCA and carbon footprinting standards ISO 14044 and PAS2050
– how to estimate a carbon footprint of products and technologies for business-to-business and business-to-consumer communication
– how to identify and reduce carbon ‘hot spots’ along supply chains
Who will benefit
This course is aimed at corporate and other organisations, and could in particular be useful for:
- environmental and sustainable development managers
- technical and operations managers
- communications and marketing managers
- R & D managers
- estates and business development managers
- any other professionals who wish to update their knowledge on carbon footprint-related issues
- approaches to calculating carbon footprints
- LCA and carbon footprinting standards ISO 14044 and PAS2050
- introduction to the CCaLC carbon footprinting tool
- hands-on exercise 1: calculating the carbon footpring (business-to-business)
- hands-on exercise 2
- calculating the carbon footprint (business-to-consumers)
- identifying the carbon hot spots
- minimising the carbon footprint
- discussion and course summary
The course will involve computer exercises so that participants must be familiar with the MS Office and the related software. Participants are also required to bring their own laptop to be able to complete the exercises. The laptops must be enabled for uploading Excel spreadsheets and other MS Office documents as well as executable software. The carbon footprinting tool CCaLC will be used for the hands-on exercise; participants may wish to download this free-of-charge tool from www.ccalc.org.uk prior to the course and familiarise themselves with its functionality. However, this is not necessary to be able to follow the course, as full training will be provided during the course.
A chartered chemical engineer and a Fellow of the IChemE, Adisa is Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester. She is internationally recognised for her work in life cycle assessment and carbon footprinting and has masterminded the IChemE award winning CCaLC carbon footprinting tool www.ccalc.org.uk She leads a group of 25 researchers at Manchester, working in close collaboration with over 100 companies and other organisations on issues related to sustainable development of industrial systems www.sustainable-systems.org.uk
Dr Harish Jeswani
Harish is a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He specialises in carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment. He has been involved in the development of the CCaLC tool and the accompanying case studies.
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Better by Design – Sustainable Business and Chemical Engineering