Passive House Instructor to participate in National Research Council of Canada’s LCA2  Initiative on Embodied Carbon

Passive House Canada is excited to share that Philippe St. Jean, one of our course instructors and the Sustainability Construction Officer at McGill University, has been invited to join the technical working group that supports the LCA2  initiative, also known as the low-carbon assets through life cycle assessment initiative.

The purpose of the initiative is to create a science-based approach to support the selection of materials and designs that offer the lowest carbon footprint while offering the lowest total cost of ownership. It will also support low-carbon procurement. The technical working group, comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, will support the development of infrastructure specific life cycle assessment (LCA) guidelines/tools, related procurement specifications, low-carbon benchmarks, and a Canadian life cycle inventory (LCI) database. The establishment of a centralized and publicly accessible Canadian LCI database aims to maximize the potential of low-carbon assets and allow for fair comparison of new federal projects.

This is a great opportunity for Philippe to contribute his extensive expertise in sustainable building practices and to support national progress towards high performance buildings with the use of low embodied carbon materials. With Philippe at the table, we are confident that the Passive House community is well represented.

More information on the initiative can be found here.