Doug Bevier – Associate Director of Preconstruction, Facades
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 will 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.