The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to its three-conference series until 24th July 2015. ALCAS is the national peak body for the LCA industry and is run by LCA professionals.

For the first time the 2015 Conference Series on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Melbourne will introduce a Building and Construction Conference and an Agriculture and Food Conference this year. The 2015 Conference Series in November includes LCM Australia 2015, AgriFoodLCA and AusBuildLCA.

Underlining the relevance of life cycle assessment, ALCAS president Rob Rouwette explains that Australian projects worth billions of dollars engage rating tools that will soon require LCA information on products. Companies can improve performance and identify opportunities for reducing capital and operating costs by understanding the environmental impacts and benefits over the whole life of product.

The ALCAS conference series will present new data, tools and approaches showing how to ride the wave of business opportunities that emerge from transforming to a more sustainable society.

The 2015 Conference Series

LCM Australia 2015 - 24th and 25th November

The 9th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Management will examine the drivers and benefits of LCM. Attendees will gain insight into the latest tools and work together to develop collaborative approaches.

AgriFoodLCA - 23rd and 24th November

The first Life Cycle Assessment Conference for Agriculture and Food will provide an opportunity for the food sector to understand the global developments that will shape the environmental future of the industry.

AusBuildLCA - 26th and 27th November

The first Life Cycle Assessment Conference for Building and Construction will explore the industry’s rating tools shift to LCA.

More information on the conference series and abstract submission forms due on 24th July 2015 can be found at