Embodied Carbon 101: Basic Literacy for Architects<< All Events
Embodied Carbon 101: Basic Literacy for Architects
This presentation will start with an introduction to Embodied Carbon: what it is, why it’s important, and for new buildings, why it may be more important in the first 10 years than energy performance. Then we’ll focus in on the practical and share how good decision-making on embodied carbon can fit into our work flow throughout a project’s life – from conception, interview, planning, design, and construction. We will close by sharing a variety of tools designed by architects that can help us reach our embodied carbon targets, including a carbon calculator tool that Larry Strain has been developing to help estimate the total carbon impacts of reusing and upgrading a building compared to building new.