Ecosystem Services in Life Cycle Assessment and Design

Ecosystem Services in Life Cycle Assessment and Design

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Ecosystem Services in Life Cycle Assessment and Design

Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State University

1 PM – 2:30 PM 

$200  (1.5 -Hour Course)

2 CEU’s

This workshop will cover the following  topics: Introduction to ecosystem services (ES) and classification schemes;  Motivation for including ES in LCA;  Framework for including ES in LCAD and the additional steps needed in Goal and Scope Definition, Inventory Analysis, Impact Assessment, and Improvement Analysis to account for ES; Application of framework for ES-LCA and comparison of results from conventional LCA.; Challenges in ES-LCA such as obtaining data about ES, accounting for spatial variation, quantifying demand and supply of ES.; Mathematical framework for ES-LCA based on modifying framework of conventional LCA.

All will be demonstrated with application to the design of systems such as a biodiesel manufacturing site, a single-family residence, and a biofuel supply network. Case studies will focus on fuels and materials from biomass.