Carbon Counts! Calculating the Carbon Content of Commercial Construction

How much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere as a result of your new construction project? Is it more or less than the emissions from an average project? What can you do, at little or no cost to your project, to reduce this carbon bloom? With the advent of industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) for most conventional construction materials, it’s now possible to calculate the approximate tons of CO2e emitted from the construction of our buildings. This is done using a "carbon pallet" tool developed by the presenter, which will be demonstrated and shared with attendees. We'll see how design changes impact the carbon tally and examine how "biogenic carbon" can reduce net carbon emissions – or even make a building carbon negative.

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Event Time: 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

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Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW ;
BPI 1.5 hours ;
LEED BD+C, ID+C 1.5 hours

Session ID: 

NYC19-213