The 10th International Summer School on Life Cycle Approaches for Sustainable Regional Development | LCSS 2021
september 9 (Thursday) - 30 (Thursday) CEST(GMT+02:00) View in my time
The Summer School The summer school will be organized under the theme “Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Buildings and Construction”
The Summer School
The summer school will be organized under the theme “Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Buildings and Construction” from 9th to 30th September 2021. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, LCSS 2021 will take place this year as a virtual summer school, like in 2020!
This Summer School is an opportunity for professionals and regional managers to learn how to extend evolving life cycle management tools into new application areas in sustainable development – in this instance in the context of sustainable buildings and construction. The objective is to encourage use of promising LCM tools by stakeholders who have not so far employed these techniques extensively. This includes regional institutions, research teams and industrial associations that wish to enhance the effectiveness of their sustainability initiatives. LCSS 2021 is also aimed at life cycle professionals and academics interested in broadening their client base by offering new applications.
The building sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, as well as having significant impacts on land-use, biodiversity, water and energy resources, chemicals use and waste management, just to name some selected issues. Demolition and construction waste – so-called DCW – is one of the biggest waste sources in modern economies, both in terms of volume and valuable lost resources. During the summer school we will study more critically a variety of instruments and toolboxes that can be combined to address all Sustainable Development Goals concurrently along the entire building cycle.
The summer school uses an interactive program of lectures, workshops, cases studies and role-plays to explore key issues around the bio-economy and life cycle tools. More information on the Summer School is available here.
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