Date Nov 4, 2020

Start Time: 1:00 PM

End Time: 2:15 PM

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Location Virtual

Live Webinar: November 4, 2020 at 1:00PM Eastern

A holistic view of carbon in the built environment

Architects are in a unique position to be able to reduce current and future greenhouse gas emissions through their design. Compared to XPS, Neopor supports the architect and owner's requirements by not only reducing "operational" carbon emissions but also drastically reducing "embodied" carbon emissions. The EC3 Tool demonstrates Neopor reducing embodied carbon emissions by over 30X (or 96%) compared to XPS when considering the same R-value and square area. These savings are no longer being ignored as Architecture2030 estimates embodied carbon will represent nearly half of all carbon emissions in new construction by 2050 if action isn't taken.

Course Description

This course examines the principles associated with carbon emissions over the life of a building. The carbon footprint of a building does not begin when the building becomes operational but rather during design and continues through demolition or deconstruction. The role that design and construction professionals play in regard to product transparency will also be discussed.

This course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW/LU and 0.1 IDCEC.

Upon course completion, you will:
  1. Understand the basic principles of carbon emissions and neutrality.
  2. Understand the difference between operational and embodied carbon emissions.
  3. Review options for the reduction of carbon emissions, particularly embodied carbon emissions.
  4. Examine the concept of product transparency in design and construction.

Resources & Next Steps:

  • Register for the webinar by following the registration link at the top of the page or here.
  • Learn more about carbon emissions from the Carbon Leadership Forum or Architecture2030.
  • Learn more about Neopor and carbon in this blog post.
  • Learn how to navigate the XPS HFC phase-out bans here.
  • Sign up for free access to compare the embodied carbon of building products on the EC3 Tool.