The Race to Net Zero: How to Reduce the Embodied Carbon of Your Projects
Earn 1 AIA LU
Embodied carbon (kgCO2e) is the carbon released from the total primary energy consumed during resource extraction, transportation, manufacturing, and product fabrication. Implementing data-driven solutions to better analyze their projects’ carbon impact is a rapidly growing aspect of renovation projects. In this session, we showcase the workflow for your next project with embodied carbon, operational carbon, and various methods through case studies on real-world projects.
- Define the concept of embodied carbon, and improve baseline understanding of embodied carbon and its impact on climate change
- Compare the design decisions that affect embodied carbon reduction and their ability to reduce the energy consumption and cost of renovation projects
- Identify the current role the AEC industry has in reducing global carbon emissions and the role architects, contractors, and owners play in designing carbon-neutral and/or net-zero carbon building designs
- Showcase case studies that demonstrate net-zero carbon strategies and explain the business incentives of including carbon in design considerations
1:00 pm in Eastern Time