Date: January 13, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Emily Lorenz, PE
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC011321)
Description: Now that architects have a good understanding of environmental impacts related to energy use, the next design frontier in tackling climate change is reducing the embodied carbon in buildings. This live webinar will focus on best practices for determining the embodied carbon in a building, including credible sources for embodied carbon data. It will introduce common practices and misconceptions about comparisons of embodied carbon. A case study will be presented that highlights how design decisions may be influenced when comparing among up-front carbon, use-phase carbon, or whole-life carbon. The presentation will highlight existing tools related to quantifying embodied carbon.