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Decarbonizing the Built Environment Day 2

Thursday, June 3, 2021 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (PDT)
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Decarbonizing the Built Environment Day 2

As the urgency to address climate change and halt greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) continues to grow, designers have a responsibility to make smart design decisions to minimize their buildings’ GHG emissions. The steps to designing a carbon-smart building are two-fold: minimize embodied carbon and bring operational carbon to zero. This two-day, three-part webinar course will look at the holistic carbon profile of the built environment and the cutting-edge tools, processes, and case studies that design teams can use to design carbon out of their projects.

In Part two, during the first half of the class, we will focus on both embodied carbon and operational carbon. We'll talk about leveraging whole building lifecycle assessment (LCA) to achieve meaningful embodied carbon reductions. We'll also focus on methodologies to more accurately predict operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The third part, in the second half of the class, will focus on low-carbon, all-electric mechanical designs for multifamily residential and commercial buildings. More time will be dedicated to large commercial buildings and high-rise residential and their specific challenges. We'll look at basic principals of low-carbon mechanical design.


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