Embodied Carbon Part 1: The Blind Spot of the Building Industry
Thursday, September 19th | 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Member: Free | General Public: $10 | Student with Valid ID: Free | BE-Ex Member: Free | AISC Member: Free
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
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).
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
AIANY Committee on the EnvironmentLead Sponsor