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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.


Learning Objective

  • 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
  • Nilesh Bansal
    Director of Sustainability
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief
    The Architect's Newspaper

calendar_month DATE

Aug 30

schedule TIME

1:00 pm in Eastern Time




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