Towards A Zero Carbon Architecture - Building Enclosures
Aug 23, 2023 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET
This event is jointly presented by AIA|DC BEC and NIBS
It is the responsibility of every building designer, contractor, consultant, owner and developer to consider the role of embodied carbon in their project's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Embodied carbon, the GHG emissions arising from manufacturing, transportation, installation, maintenance, and disposal of building materials, represents a significant portion of global GHG emissions. Quantifying and reducing embodied carbon on our building projects is an urgent task. Representatives from building design, science and technology will be coming together for a panel discussion on
- a variety of strategies for reducing embodied carbon in building enclosure systems
- challenges of reducing embodied carbon in building enclosure systems
- the need for more research and development on low-carbon building materials and the development of clear guidance on how to measure and reduce embodied carbon
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Learn about the different factors that contribute to the embodied carbon of building enclosure systems.
- Identify strategies for reducing the embodied carbon of building enclosure systems.
- Understand the challenges of reducing embodied carbon and how to overcome them.
- Learn about the latest trends in low-carbon building materials and technologies.
5:30PM - 6:00PM - Check-in
6:00PM - 7:00PM - Panel Presentation
7:00PM - 8:00PM - Networking and Happy Hour with Panelists
National Institute of Building Sciences
Clark Construction Group
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Project Consultant
Page Southerland Page