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What is Embodied Carbon in Buildings?
This video explains upfront embodied carbon emissions from buildings, and shows how material selection can make the difference between a building with a huge carbon footprint, or a building that is actually a net carbon sink.
Embodied Carbon 101
Episode 1 of this 12-part series explores how we can turn building materials — a climate challenge — into a climate solution. Speakers: Lori Ferriss, Stephanie Carlisle, Stacy Smedley, Frances Yang.
Bill Gates Explains Embodied Carbon
This is a great short video on the importance of reducing the emissions from the manufacturing sector that highlights the need for the building sector to take action. A quick and easy introduction to a topic that can seem opaque.
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Carbon Positive RESET! – Architecture 2030
This March 2020 Conference showcased the most effective building materials, construction methods, design tools, architecture and planning strategies, practices and policies for dramatically and rapidly reducing the embodied and operational carbon emissions to meet the Paris Agreement.
Embodied Carbon 101 – Boston Society of Architects
This 12-part webinar series is a survey course that covers basic EC literacy, EPDs, structure, envelope, MEP, interiors, procurement, carbon accounting, certifications and commitments, how to make the case for decarbonization of materials and construction, and process + firm culture.
Carbon Smart Building Day
This 2018 conference, convened by CLF and affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit, brought together leaders, professionals, policy makers, organizations, companies, and associations to advance common understanding, shared goals, and collective action to decarbonize built environments.