Embodied Carbon as a Performance Metric | Tuesday, May 5 | 11:00 – 12:00 PM PCT
Walter P Moore will host the online course “Embodied Carbon as a Performance Metric”, which will provide an overview of embodied carbon, the role that structural engineers play in the sustainable design process, how design teams can measure and minimize carbon impacts in building systems, and an understanding of how sustainable structural design integrates with other building systems to reduce overall impact. The session will also review Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment and LEED v4 through a recent case study.
In response to a new focus on embodied carbon, the USGBC included a new credit under the materials section, Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction, where there is an option to perform a Whole Building Lifecycle Assessment (WBLCA) worth a total of 3 points in v4 and 4 points in LEED v4.1. The goal of the WBLCA is to reduce the embodied impacts of a building by quantifying the environmental impacts of structure and enclosure.
Walter P Moore presenters include Dirk Kestner (Director of Sustainable Design) and Kelly Roberts (Sustainability Community of Practice Leader).
The course is eligible for 1.0 LU | HSW