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Thursday, May 4, 2023 
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by Daniel A. Huard

Exploring the Concept and Impact of Embodied Carbon 

  • Defining embodied carbon
  • Distinguishing between embodied and operational carbon
  • Sources of embodied carbon
  • Measuring embodied carbon
  • Strategies for reducing embodied carbon in buildings 

 Reducing Carbon Emissions with Building Reuse 

  • Embodied carbon for new construction
  • Comparing carbon emissions of reused and renovated buildings
  • Components that have the biggest impact
  • Reuse and renovation strategies 

 Reducing and Controlling Concrete-Related Carbon Emissions 

  • Size of carbon emission problem from concrete components
  • Strategies for reducing concrete emissions
  • Concrete reuse
  • Lowering carbon emissions of concrete
  • Reducing the use of concrete 

 Avoiding Materials that Have High Carbon Footprints 

  • Identifying products associated with high carbon emissions
  • Sourcing and transportation  
  • Exploring alternatives 

 Choosing Materials with Low Carbon Footprints 

  • Evaluating the carbon footprint of materials
  • Exploring low-carbon alternatives
  • Choosing carbon sequestering materials 

 Reusing Materials 

  • Finding salvaged materials
  • Finding materials with recycled content 

 Reducing Materials Use with Smart Design 

  • Creating more space with less material
  • Reducing the use of finish materials 


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information 

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Daniel A. Huard

Co-Founder and Principal of Humann Building Solutions, LLC in Las Vegas, NV

Daniel A. Huard received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Niagara College and Bachelor and Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning degrees from SUNY at Buffalo. He holds multiple professional accreditations including LEED AP O+M as well as LEED AP BD+C from Green Business Certification Inc. He was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2017 and additionally is a WELL Faculty member. Mr. Huard’s professional expertise has contributed to numerous domestic and international high performance building, sustainable and restorative development projects, as well as international events including Greenbuild, WaterBuild, Global Health & Wellness Summit, Living Future unConference, WaterSmart Innovations, Advanced Energy Conference, Energy Management Congress, CAPAC and G2E to name a few. Humann Building Solutions focuses on all aspects of green building and development globally including professional program and project management, construction management, green building consulting, ASHRAE-ANSI accredited commissioning provision, and WELL health-safety rating in addition to building certifications, operational optimization, project validation, investment-grade auditing, net-zero and net-positive systems designs and implementations.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Controlling Embodied Carbon in Buildings

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course begins by exploring the concept and impact of embodied carbon and providing definitions and methods of measurement and reduction. The course then focuses on reducing carbon emissions with building reuse, reducing concrete-related carbon emissions, avoiding materials with high carbon footprints in favor of low-carbon alternatives, and strategies to reuse and reduce building materials.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define embodied carbon, distinguish between embodied and operational carbon, identify sources of embodied carbon, and adopt methods of measurement and strategies to reduce embodied carbon in buildings.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss strategies to control and reduce concrete-related carbon emissions, including reusing concrete and reducing the overall use.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and avoid materials and products that are associated with high carbon emissions and explore alternative solutions and sourcing.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reduce embodied carbon by reusing and reducing materials; strategies include creating more space with less material (Smart Design), reducing the use of finish materials and finding salvageable materials with recycle content.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/03/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.