How Green Is That Product? An Introduction to Life Cycle Environmental Assessment

Provided by:
9/10 stars
based on  2 reviews
Provided by:
Cost FREE
Start Date On demand
How Green Is That Product? An Introduction to Life Cycle Environmental Assessment

Course Details

Cost

FREE

Upcoming Schedule

  • On demand

Course Provider

Coursera online courses
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Provider Subject Specialization
Humanities
Sciences & Technology
4715 reviews

Course Description

In this course you will learn the basics of the life-cycle assessment (LCA) method for holistic environmental analysis of products, technologies, and systems. LCA sheds light on the environmental implications of the consumption and behavioral choices we all make on a daily basis.
Reviews 9/10 stars
2 Reviews for How Green Is That Product? An Introduction to Life Cycle Environmental Assessment

Ratings details

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

Rankings are based on a provider's overall CourseTalk score, which takes into account both average rating and number of ratings. Stars round to the nearest half.

Sort By
Student profile image
Student profile image

Student

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
Great and interesting course and very good introduction to performing an LCA. Must-follow for everyone who is interested in sustainability. Practical work is interesting, exercises are easy for people with some mathematical/system analysis skills, but still doable for people who have no experience. Course material points to additional resources for people who want to know more.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag
Student profile image
Student profile image

Student

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 4 months ago
We are in the 4th week now. The course is great so far. The subject itself is interesting and directly applicable and related to a number of career choices. The course materials are dense and well supported with supplement videos, PDF transcripts with additional notes, and links to real reports and studies. I especially like the fact that homeworks are not hard but they are not ridiculously straightforward either. They are the right amount of challenging. Which is not the case in some other courses on Coursera. There is also a project starting from week 3 in the form an environmental life cycle assessment study of a bottled soft drink manufacturing which we build by applying the knowledge acquired each week. The instructor is knowledgeable, methodical, and enthusiastic. The presentation of the video lectures is a bit clinical and could do with a bit more, I don't know, improvisation? even the occasional hesitant umm is absent! ..... We are in the 4th week now. The course is great so far. The subject itself is interesting and directly applicable and related to a number of career choices. The course materials are dense and well supported with supplement videos, PDF transcripts with additional notes, and links to real reports and studies. I especially like the fact that homeworks are not hard but they are not ridiculously straightforward either. They are the right amount of challenging. Which is not the case in some other courses on Coursera. There is also a project starting from week 3 in the form an environmental life cycle assessment study of a bottled soft drink manufacturing which we build by applying the knowledge acquired each week. The instructor is knowledgeable, methodical, and enthusiastic. The presentation of the video lectures is a bit clinical and could do with a bit more, I don't know, improvisation? even the occasional hesitant umm is absent! ..... maybe this is nitpicking from my side.
Was this review helpful? Yes0
 Flag

Rating Details


  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars
  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

Rankings are based on a provider's overall CourseTalk score, which takes into account both average rating and number of ratings. Stars round to the nearest half.