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Visualization of LCA results showing the embodied carbon of different materials used in an office building. Image by: Anthony Pak
Visualization of LCA results showing the embodied carbon of different materials used in an office building. Image: Anthony Pak.
9/19/19, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

Our industry mostly ignores embodied carbon, even though it will account for almost half of total new global construction emissions between now and 2050. This lecture will provide an overview of embodied carbon in the building industry, including:

  • Importance of embodied carbon
  • Relevant policies and standards
  • Building LCA software tools
  • Embodied carbon of key materials (concrete, steel, wood)
  • Design strategies for reducing embodied carbon

Speakers:
Anthony Pak, P.Eng., MSc., Principal, Priopta – Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings
Dr. Paul Toyne, Practice Leader of Sustainability, Grimshaw

An associated Embodied Carbon Workshop with guided discussions and brainstorming on the topic will be held in the afternoon at the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex).

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Organized by
AIANY Committee on the Environment
  • Lead Sponsor
Visualization of LCA results showing the embodied carbon of different materials used in an office building. Image by: Anthony Pak
Visualization of LCA results showing the embodied carbon of different materials used in an office building. Image: Anthony Pak.
9/19/19, 6pm - 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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