• 5 core chapters & 23 e-learning sessions

    Online Course

  • Free of charge

  • Language: English

Course presented by


Our guest speakers

Join our sessions to hear from our expert guest speakers


Kelly Alvarez Doran
Architect, Educator, & LCA Expert
Juliette Cook
Designer & LCA Expert

James Kitchin
Engineer & LCA Expert

Our trainers

Marios Tsikos
BIM & LCA Expert
Leonardo Poli
LCA Expert
Florent Fontaine
Engineer LCA Educator

What you will learn

This free course is designed for Architects and architecture students who wish to learn about life-cycle assessment (LCA) and how to reduce embodied carbon in real-life projects.

  • The construction sector's impact on the environment, the need for building sustainability, and the regulations driving them.

  • The LCA core concepts, including building life-cycle stages, environmental impact assessment, and the data required for performing LCA

  • Environmental impacts of buildings parts : structures, envelope, finishes, and MEP

  • One Click LCA Software Basics : how to create a project from scratch

  • One Click LCA Software Advanced : How to perform Building LCA at different design stages

What is included ?

  • Access to 23 Online e-learnings from our experts

  • Free One Click LCA training license for 1-month

  • A Certificate issued upon successfully passing the course exam. Students who pass the exam with a 90% rate will automatically get the certificate.

Course curriculum

    1. One Click LCA Building LCA for Architects Online Course - General information & Exam details

    2. Software Access

    1. Session 1.1 : Introduction to the course & One Click LCA

    2. Session 1.2 : Introduction MASS Design Group

    3. Session 1.3 : Environmental impact of the building sector & Need for Life-cycle Assessment

    4. Session 1.4 : Business Drivers for building sustainability

    1. Session 2.1 : Life-cycle stages, assessment methods, and impact indicators

    2. Session 2.2 : Building LCA Process

    3. Session 2.3 : EPD & Data

    1. Session 3.1 : Environmental impacts of building parts

    2. Session 3.2 : Environmental impacts of Structures

    3. Session 3.3 : Environmental impacts of skins & envelope

    4. Session 3.4 : Environmental impacts of Finishes (Spaces)

    5. Session 3.5 : Environmental impacts of MEP (Services)

    1. Session 4.1 : How to access the software

    2. Session 4.2 : How to set up a project

    3. Session 4.3 : How to model materials and energy

    4. Session 4.4 : How to check results

    1. Session 5.1 : Reducing the environmental impacts of buildings

    2. Session 5.2 : Performing Building LCA at pre-design & concept stage

    3. 5.3 : Performing Building LCA at Schematic Design / Development Design

    4. 5.4 : Performing Building LCA at Development Design / Construction Design

    5. Session 5.5 : Building LCA and circularity

    6. Session 5.6 : Benchmarking and Target Setting with building LCA

About this course

  • Free
  • 25 lessons

What our students think

“I learned that life cycle thinking is fundamental to delivering a sustainable building. I also learned that with One Click, the optimization process is almost ‘easy’ and facilitates good collaboration. Felt that the whole circularity piece and being able to measure that is also very powerful. Thanks for such a great course and for sharing such great insights!”

Lucienne Mosquera (Hotel Life Cycle | Footprint | Assessment | Costing | Strategy)

“Thank you to the team for putting together this summer school. The team showed us as much as they could about the One Click LCA tool and I agree that it is indeed very versatile and user-friendly. Thank you for bringing clarity to the difference between the two assessment methods for LCI data characterization -TRACI & CML. That is one of my takeaways from the introductory sessions. Now, we keep working and building on what we learned.”

Tunde Okeowo (Tech IOSH, Public Health at HarvardX)

“Thank you very much for a wonderful summer school course. That was very helpful for my Ph.D. research. I have learned a lot and broadened my knowledge in LCA and how we can optimize carbon reduction for buildings. Looking forward to attending other training courses in the future if any.”

Thao Bui (Alice) (Ph.D. Candidate at Massey University)

“Thanks so much for this great summer school course. It was my first time learning about this subject and using any tools for embodied carbon. Definitely learned a lot and can't wait until LCA becomes a mandatory requirement in North America and Asia. Embodied energy really is the next big thing we need to be focusing on, for us to build and have a better future. Many thanks, again.”

April Wang (Green Building Strategist at Recollective Consulting)

“I want to say thank you to all the One Click LCA team for the summer school!!! You put so much effort into preparing information for the 3 weeks course, was so professional with different LCA and sustainability subjects, and was so patient with replaying all our questions.”

Lina Šeduikytė (Professor at Kaunas University of Technology)

“Thank you very much for such a wonderful summer school, which has a complete understanding about LCA, tutors were incredible. ONE CLICK LCA is a great tool. Answering so many questions made us easy to understand.. along with the informative lectures.. Thank you so much to the team of One Click LCA.”

Medha Naik (Architect, Sustainability consultant, IGBC AP)

“Thank you so much One Click LCA team. This was really a great summer school, I was able to understand the concepts so well and the exam was a great experience to reinforce my knowledge.”

Monisha Royan (Analyst at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI))

“Thank you so much for offering this course for free. I am glad I got the opportunity to attend this summer school with such amazing tutors. This course is designed to help you get exposed to the One Click LCA Software, through interactive online sessions and formative assessment and feedback. It gives you a comprehensive view of the main resources on how to decarbonize our buildings through life cycle assessment over a 3 weeks period . I loved the discussion forums and all the support provided by the panellist, and all professors showed a high level of expertise and professionalism. Many thanks to the whole LCA team for their efforts! Highly recommended.”

Chaza Rammal (Chemical Engineer | Interested iSustainability, Energy Transition & Decarbonization Strategies)

“A great tool, great course and amazing tutors - especially taking the time to answer the hundreds of questions after each class! Thanks to the One click team for this course and their efforts.”

Jacob Mathew (Energy Engineer | Architectural Engineer, United Arab Emirates)

“It was a great pleasure to take part in the summer school. Really an amazing team and so much knowledge. The team really put forward all the learning in an easy and straightforward way. I can highly recommend anyone interested in LCA to attend the next summer school. Thank you very much One Click LCA Steven Zijlstra Panu Pasanen.”

Carlos Jimenez (Assistant Professor in Building Services and Environmental Design at University of Nottingham)


About One Click LCA & your trainers

One Click LCA is the world-leading construction sector life-cycle assessment and carbon reduction platform. Our software helps designers, builders, manufacturers and investors to identify the most effective ways to decarbonise their construction projects, products and portfolios. It is used in more than 100 countries, includes the world’s largest construction sector database, integrates with over a dozen design tools and supports over 50 standards and certifications.

For more information, please visit our website at www.oneclicklca.com/

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