814.524 (19S) SE Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment in Socio-Ecological Research

Sommersemester 2019

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Erster Termin der LV
22.03.2019 09:00 - 13:00 , Schottenfeldgasse, SR 4c
Nächster Termin:
14.06.2019 09:00 - 13:00 , Schottenfeldgasse, SR 3a

Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
SE Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment in Socio-Ecological Research
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
13 (18 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
22.03.2019
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students  will learn to: a) Develop their own attributional Life Cycle Assessment  applications for socio-ecological research, b) Understand the limitations of  the attributional method and the ongoing advancement towards a consequential  understanding, c) Critically reflect the potentials of the method and to  interpret the results of LCA-based research

Lehrmethodik

The  students will receive introductory inputs to the concept and the application  of attributional LCAs. They will work with a simplified LCA, to a)  familiarize themselves with commonly used databases (GEMIS, ecoinvent), b)  and conduct an LCA in excel, based on information from GEMIS, in a hands-on  fashion, performing their own calculations. This will enable the students to  conduct their own LCA-based research projects. The calculations and analysis  will be based on real data for Austria. Students will present the results of  their research work during the final course session as groups and submit  individually their calculations, a technical report and a reflection on the  method. Students will be required to bring laptops with spreadsheet software  installed to the course (if a laptop is not available, arrangements can be  made). The research projects include 1) Data handling from GEMIS and  potentially other sources, 2) Preparation of LCA information from GEMIS in  excel , 3) Application of required calculation steps, 4) Analysis of results,  preparation of figures, etc 5) Presentation (group work) 6) Documentation in  a technical report 7) Seminar paper in form of a technical report

Inhalt/e

This  course offers an introduction to the method of Life Cycle Assessment and its  applications for social ecology research. In hands-on work, the students will  conduct their own attributional LCA-based research projects. In doing so,  they will become familiar with a method which is widely applied in research  on sustainable production and consumption as well as used by companies and  other organizations to support decision making or product labelling. This  course offers an introduction into basic concepts, key ideas and crucial  assumptions, and limitations of the method.

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse keine Anmeldevoraussetzung

Active  participation in plenary sessions and group work; data work (individually  submitted spreadsheet file & technical report), presentation (group  work), and reflection on the method (individual seminar paper) ** Working  knowledge of spreadsheet software is expected (calc, excel, ..)** This course  focuses on numerical calculations and analysis ** **Attendance of at least  80% is mandatory **

Literatur

Recommended  as an introduction to the course: 


Klöpffer,  Walter, und Birgit Grahl. Ökobilanz (LCA): ein Leitfaden  für Ausbildung und Beruf. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH,  2009.
Guinée,  Jeroen, und Reinout Heijungs. „Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment“. In Sustainable Supply Chains,  herausgegeben von Yann Bouchery, Charles J. Corbett, Jan C. Fransoo, und  Tarkan Tan, 4:15–41. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29791-0_2.
Hauschild,  Michael Z., Ralph K. Rosenbaum, und Stig Irving Olsen, Hrsg. Life Cycle Assessment. Cham:  Springer International Publishing, 2018.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3.

Prüfungsinformationen

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF2 Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung (Wahlfach)
      • GWF2 Methoden ( 0.0h SE / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.524 SE Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment in Socio-Ecological Research (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF3 Landnutzung und Umweltwandel (Wahlfach)
      • GWF3 Methoden ( 0.0h SE / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.524 SE Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment in Socio-Ecological Research (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)

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