WEBINAR | The Building Envelope: Where Operational and Embodied Carbon Intersect

On Demand
Facades Webinar


Doug Bevier – Product Manager, Clark Pacific

Laura Karnath – Senior Enclosure Technical Design, Walter P. Moore

Brian Stern – Associate Regional Energy Director, GLUMAC

Buildings are responsible for roughly 39% of global carbon emissions–28% attributed to operational carbon, and 11% to embodied emissions from materials and construction processes. As the industry responds to the challenge of eliminating operational carbon emissions through design improvements, standards and regulations, embodied carbon becomes even more significant. The question then becomes what strategies can manufacturers, designers and builders deploy when selecting products and materials that reduce embodied carbon emissions? It is critical that both sides of the coin are considered.

In this webinar we review both operational and embodied carbon studies to understand how enclosure material choices can play a major role in an overall carbon reduction through improved operational efficiency, embodied carbon reduction, and extending the lifespan of the building.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the time value of carbon
  • Understand the role of both operational and embodied carbon in an overall carbon reduction strategy
  • How to assess individual systems, analyze the results and learn to expect the unexpected
  • Gain an understanding how durability and resiliency are critical to extending a buildings lifecycle
  • Recognize the importance of material selection in tackling embodied carbon

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