On-Demand Course: Innovation in Concrete Construction: Considering Embodied Carbon

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INSTRUCTIONS: View the recorded webinar. Complete 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1.0 PDH)

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Description

This is a recorded webinar from December 4, 2019.

Buildings are a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Much has been done to lower operational carbon. However, GHG emissions from construction activities and embodied in the materials used to build buildings can, in certain circumstances, constitute a majority of the 10-15-year GHG footprint of a building. Decarbonization of construction materials is a viable and scalable opportunity for project teams and can contribute to achievement of LEED certification. This webinar will cover basics of GHG accounting and foot printing of construction materials, and introduce the EC3 tool as a viable means for owners, designers and contractors to reduce GHG emissions in their building projects.

 

Document Details

Author: Anne Ellis, Kate Simonen

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Categories: Concrete Technology, Construction Practices, Environmental, Materials

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. Discern between operational carbon and embodied carbon.

2. Identify the importance of actively focusing on and tackling embodied carbon.

3. Discuss the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool and how it can be used by owners, designers and contractors trying to make smart carbon product choices.

4. Evaluate embodied carbon associated with construction materials.

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