Structural Engineers Association of New York

Embodied Carbon Part 1: The Blind Spot of the Building Industry

16 Sep 2019 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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).

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