Carnegie Mellon University

Green Design Apprenticeship: Day 1 Life Cycle Assessment

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Students are introduced to the concept of life cycle "thinking" via the materials and energy flows required to produce common beverage containers.

Below is an example schedule of day one.

Start TimeTime AlottedTopic
9:0015 minIntroductions

15 minInitial Conceptions/Survey
9:3015 minIntroduction to the program / department / Green Design

15 minLCA Introduction / Product life cycle mapping example
10:0045 minProduct life cycle mapping exercise (5 minute intro, 5 minutes at each of 5 stations)
10:451 hourExtended research and mapping and small group discussions with CEE professors
11:4545 minLunch
12:3020 minRevise Posters
1:0050 minPresent posters and discuss
1:5015 minDiscussion on LCA
2:1510 minStudent Feedback Questions