ONLINE: How to Identify and Drive Down Embodied Carbon in Buildings (310) – 16 Apr 2021
Friday April 16th, 2021 – 12pm to 2pm (PDT)
This is an introductory course on embodied carbon geared towards construction professionals and policy makers. The course provides a high-level overview of the importance of embodied carbon, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the built environment, as well as a summary of embodied carbon calculation tools available to construction professionals.
- Understand the difference between Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
- Identify the different lifecycle stages of construction materials.
- Understand the difference between operational and embodied greenhouse gas emissions.
- Identify the primary sources of operational and embodied greenhouse gas emissions for buildings.
- Quantify the relative importance of embodied emissions per building element.
- Apply best practices for construction material sourcing to reduce embodied emissions.
- Optimize building envelope design to minimize lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions.
- Select appropriate embodied carbon calculation software based on scope of analysis.
- Provide specific material selection advice as part of the course so that students can more easily apply the principles to their projects.
Prerequisites / required background knowledge
There are no prerequisites
- Passive House Designers and Consultants
- Builders, architects, architectural technologist and engineers
- Building officials and planners
- Anyone interested in the subject
Learning resources provided
- Webinar recording for 20 days after the event has ended
The instructor for this course will be Philippe St-Jean
Philippe St-Jean is a certified Passivhaus designer and instructor, and a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional. He owns a commercial construction company based in Montreal and has worked in the construction industry for over 10 years. Philippe has experience both onsite, as a foreman, and offsite, as a project manager, estimator and construction director. He has recently completed the design and construction of a multi-family Passivhaus project in the densely populated Plateau district of Montreal. Philippe also acts as a sustainable development consultant specializing in the operationalization of sustainable construction practices at the institutional level. His current mandate involves the revision of McGill University’s design standards and construction processes to institutionalize sustainability through measurable results and a self-reinforcing cultural shift.
PHC Member – $198
Non- Member- $220
Total number of learning hours: 2
AIBC Core Learning Units: 2 Core LUs (based on attendance of live course)
BC Housing (HPO): 2 CPD Informal (based on attendance of live course)
PHI: 2 Credit points – K055_2021_CA (based on attendance of live course)
ALBNL: 2 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
AANB: 2 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
NSAA: 2 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)