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How to Identify and Drive Down Embodied Carbon in Buildings 310

July 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


This is an introductory course on embodied carbon geared towards construction professionals and policy makers.  The course provides a high-level overview of the importance of embodied carbon, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the built environment, as well as a summary of embodied carbon calculation tools available to construction professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Identify the different lifecycle stages of construction materials.
  • Understand the difference between operational and embodied greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Identify the primary sources of operational and embodied greenhouse gas emissions for buildings.
  • Quantify the relative importance of embodied emissions per building element.
  • Apply best practices for construction material sourcing to reduce embodied emissions.
  • Optimize building envelope design to minimize lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Select appropriate embodied carbon calculation software based on scope of analysis.

Recommended for

  • Passive House Designers and Consultants
  • Builders, architects, architectural technologist and engineers
  • Building officials and planners
  • Trades
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in the subject

Course Dates

  • Date: Thursday, July 30
  • Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

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July 30
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


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