•  New Training Available 
    Two day CCaLC carbon footprinting training course in association with IChemE.
    Manchester, 25th - 26th June 2014 - Click here for details
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    CCaLC V3.3 is available to download now.
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    CCaLC LITE for Android, a simplified version of the CCaLC carbon footprinting tool, has been released - Click here for details and to download
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CCaLC TRAINING

CCaLC training courses are available - please contact us for more detail.

See below for the an example of the course we run regularly (in association with IChemE).

Two day training course

Climate change is increasingly recognised as the biggest environmental threat we face, and as such it is also becoming a critical business issue. Organisations of all types and sizes are under an increasing pressure to provide information on their carbon footprint and to demonstrate what they are doing to mitigate the effects of climate change. This course has been designed to help organisations address these pressures by providing hands-on experience on estimating their carbon footprints.

Course aims

This two-day course is aimed at understanding the fundamentals for estimating carbon footprints of products, processes and technologies. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), used to calculate the carbon footprint along supply chains, will be explained and applied in a number of practical case studies and hands-on exercises using the CCaLC carbon footprinting software tool. The differences between the ISO 14044 and PAS2050 standards will be examined. The advantages and disadvantages of carbon labelling will also be discussed.

Objectives

The participants can expect to learn about a range of issues related to carbon footprinting, including:

  • the requirements of the LCA and carbon footprinting standards ISO 14044 and PAS2050
  • how to estimate a carbon footprint for business-to business and business-to-consumer communication
  • how to identify and reduce carbon 'hot spots' along supply chains.
Who will benefit

This course is aimed at corporate and other organisations, and could in particular be useful for:

  • environmental and sustainable development managers
  • technical and operations managers
  • communications and marketing managers
  • R & D managers
  • estates and business development managers
  • any other professionals who wish to update their knowledge on carbon footprint-related issues.

COURSE OUTLINE

Day one
  • Approaches to calculating carbon footprints
  • LCA and carbon footprinting standards ISO 14044 and PAS2050
  • Introduction to the CCaLC carbon footprinting tool
  • Hands-on exercise 1: Calculating carbon footprints (business-to-business)
Day two
  • Hands-on exercise 2: Calculating carbon footprints (business-to-consumers)
  • Identifying the carbon hot spots
  • Minimising the carbon footprint
  • Discussion and course summary

COURSE LEADERS

Professor Adisa Azapagic FIChemE FRSC FRSA

A chartered chemical engineer and a Fellow of the IChemE, RSC and RSA, Adisa is Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester. She is internationally recognised for her work in life cycle assessment and carbon footprinting and has masterminded the IChemE award winning CCaLC carbon footprinting tool. She leads a group of 27 researchers at Manchester, working in close collaboration with over 100 companies and other organisations on issues related to sustainable development of industrial systems (www.sustainable-systems.org.uk).

Dr Harish Jeswani

Harish is a research fellow at the University of Manchester. He specialises in carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment, and has been involved in the development of the CCaLC tool and the accompanying case studies.

For more details and to book the course, download the training brochure or visit www.icheme.org/carbon.