The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment is a non-profit membership organization formed in 2001.

The mission of ACLCA is to build capacity and knowledge of LCA. This mission is supported by the following goals:

  • To increase awareness of and to promote the adoption of Environmental LCA among industry, government, and NGOs.
  • To support education and outreach through conferences, online educational opportunities, information exchange and other media.
  • To support presence of underrepresented American groups in national and international conferences and other forums related to LCA.
  • To promote networking among LCA practitioners and researchers.

ACLCA is a part of the [o:8b241b2d9d449c55e0f0eaf85125aa54:Institute for Environmental Research and Education IERE ], a 501(c)3 organization.