Explore practical strategies for prioritizing embodied carbon when selecting products and materials.
Learning from experts in climate-friendly design, construction, and product manufacturing, participants will be empowered to ensure that their daily work contributes to creating a balanced climate.
This session will equip manufacturers, architects, designers, and other building industry professionals with specific and practical strategies for selecting products and materials that reduce embodied carbon emissions and move the industry toward making buildings part of the solution instead of less of the problem.
The building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), accounting for 30-40% of total global GHG emissions. Although operational emissions account for more of a building’s carbon footprint over its entire life, between now and 2030, almost 75% of the carbon footprint of that 900 B ft2 will be embodied carbon, NOT operational emissions. Building products can reduce their carbon footprint and even become carbon sinks that help remove excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Joey Shea, Manager of Mission Activation, Interface
(Joining Remotely:) Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hours & 1 AIA/CES LU