Online Course: Embodied Carbon Reduction in Buildings: Case Studies in LCA, July 25, 9-10:30 am

  • 25 July 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 10:30 AM
  • Event Host : Built Environment Plus
Online Course: Embodied Carbon Reduction in Buildings: Case Studies in LCA, July 25
Event Description

Iterative life cycle assessment (LCA) through the course of design offers a powerful method for vetting embodied carbon reduction strategies. This session will walk through key priorities and examples of how to put LCA into practice during design and procurement. First, we will consider target setting, building certifications, scoping considerations, and structural system selection during early design. Then we will walk through practical examples of assembly comparisons and whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) on vastly different building types and scopes including offices, data centers, multi-family, and commercial fit-outs. These diverse case studies will offer insight into how LCA can be leveraged for decision making towards deep carbon reduction.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Built Environment Plus
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Aurora Jensen

      Aurora is a Senior Technical Specialist and the Embodied Carbon Lead with Brightworks Sustainability in New York City with a focus on materials and carbon, and a part-time faculty member at the Parsons School of Design. With her work she seeks to engage multiple scales of social and environmental concerns—from microscale heat flows to macroscale supply chains—by linking passive, active, and materials design decisions to climate. She uses her experience in high performance energy modeling and whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) to drive down the operational and embodied carbon of projects.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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