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Thursday, March 23, 2023
10:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT

What is embodied carbon and why is it important?

Define embodied carbon

Define embodied carbon in buildings

Distinguish between embodied carbon and operational carbon

Define common sources of embodied carbon

Highlight importance of addressing embodied carbon

How do you measure/calculate embodied carbon?

Define life cycle assessment (LCA)

Understand LCA goal and scope

Overview LCA tools and datasets

Review commons LCA assumptions and their importance

What can practitioners do to act on embodied carbon?

What are the best ways to incorporate embodied carbon in an existing design process?
Case studies


Webinar Instructions
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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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3.0 PDHs 

3.0 HSW CE Hours 

3.0 LU|HSWs

International Code Council 

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states. 

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 3.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved HalfMoon Education as a Preferred Provider of continuing education (No. 1232). Course approval is pending in the specialty area of Sustainability.** 

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed). 

*Live course application. Pre-approval for on-demand format may be available upon request. 

**Live course application. Not approved for on-demand format. 


Matt Jungclaus

Mr. Jungclaus is an independent consultant and a PhD researcher with the Living Materials Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he develops whole-building embodied carbon benchmarks. His research focuses on life cycle assessment, building material flows, and computational analysis. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Mr. Jungclaus was a manager at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), where he focused on reducing embodied and operational carbon in the built environment. His work at RMI included leadership in the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy District Accelerator, policy work with NYSERDA and the City of Pittsburgh, developing a net-zero energy roadmap for the McDonald’s Corporation, delivering integrative design workshops for federal and private sector clients, and creating industry-leading reports focused on zero energy buildings and carbon-reducing policies. Prior to joining RMI, Mr. Jungclaus served as an energy auditor and project manager for many public sector, commercial, and residential building retrofit projects. His core competencies lie in life cycle assessment, building science (including energy auditing and modeling), architectural and mechanical engineering, teaching, and project management. 

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: Embodied Carbon: What It Is and What to Do About It

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 3-hour course explains what embodied carbon is, its effects and how it is measured before analyzing the options that design professionals and practitioners have to reduce it.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to explain what embodied carbon is, why its important, distinguish between embodied carbon and operational carbon and identify common sources of embodied carbon.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to highlight the importance of addressing embodied carbon, understand how it is measured and calculated, and define life cycle assessment (LCA).

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to identify actions that design professionals and practitioners may take to reduce embodied carbon such as reusing materials, assemblies and buildings, reducing emissions through whole building design and material substitution and sequestering carbon.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to determine the best ways to incorporate embodied carbon in an existing design process and walk through multiple case studies.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with basic design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/26/2026

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $169.00


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