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