EMBODIED CARBON NETWORK

2018-2019 Webinar Series: Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment

ECN hosts a six-part annual webinar series based on Focus Group topics. Each session includes 4-5 panelists, who share research, strategies, initiatives and case studies to measure and reduce embodied carbon during design, construction and operation of buildings. See below to register for upcoming webinars and watch recordings of past sessions.

Upcoming webinars:

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Friday, December 13th An Overview of the Canadian Low-Carbon Assets through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)2 Initiative The (LCA)Initiative is a C$6M effort seeking to reduce the life cycle carbon in construction assets in Canada. The foundation of the effort is the development of a Canadian-specific life cycle inventory (LCI) database and associated life cycle assessment (LCA)  guidelines to enable the public sector (federal, provincial, territorial, municipal governments) and private sector portfolio holders to incorporate the quantification of life cycle carbon and total cost of ownership of built assets (real property, public infrastructure) into their procurement processes.

This webinar will provide an overview of the initiative and its guiding principles, including collaboration, transparency, and program sustainability. Opportunities for engagement with the initiative will be discussed.

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Past webinars:

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11/08/2019 Buildings Raphael Sperry (Arup), Anthony Pak (Priopta), Baha Sadreddin (ZGF), Victoria Herrero-Garcia (Ambient Energy) Recording

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9/20/2019 Reuse Miya Kitahara (StopWaste), Larry Strain (Siegel & Strain Architects), Joe Connell (Building Materials Reuse Association), Andrew Ellsworth (Doors Unhinged) Recording
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6/21/2019 Renewable Materials David Arkin (Arkin Tilt Architects), Andrew Legge (Havelock Wool), Raphael Sperry (Arup), Massey Burke (CASBA Co-Director), Craig White (ModCell / Agile Homes & Property) Recording

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6/05/2019 Policy Trude Rauken (Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance), Jordan Palmeri (Oregon Department of Environmental Quality), Patrick Enright (City of Vancouver’s Sustainability Group), Ryan Zizzo (Mantle), Kathryn Phillips (Sierra Club California) Recording

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 3/22/2019 Insulation Materials Christian Kofod (ROCKWOOL, Rockfon), Chris Magwood (Endeavour Centre), Pamela Bosch (Highland Hemphouse) Recording

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11/30/2018 LCA Data and Tools Jennifer O’Connor (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute), Jeremy Gregory (Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT), Panu Pasanen (Bionova and One Click LCA), Laurel McEwan (Climate Earth), Roderick Bates (KieranTimberlake), Stacy Smedley (Skanska USA) Recording

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08/17/2018 Reuse Larry Strain (Siegel & Strain), Dave Bennink (RE-USE Consulting), Brad Guy (The Catholic University of America) Recording

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6/15/2018 Materials Erin McDade (Architecture 2030), David Diaz (Ecotrust), Brad Benke (LMN Architects), Leif Johnson (Magnusson Klemencic Associates), Dave Walsh (Sellen Construction) Recording

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5/18/2018 Buildings Ryan Zizzo (Zizzo Strategy), Kate Simonen (Carbon Leadership Forum), Megan Stringer (Holmes Structures), Kaitlyn Gillis (Stantec Consulting), Graham Twyford-Miles (Stantec Consulting) Recording

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3/16/2018 Renewable Materials David Arkin (Arkin + Tilt, CASBA), Jacob Racusin (New Frameworks Natural Building), Massey Burke (natural materials specialist), Bruce King (Ecological Building Network, New Carbon Architecture) Recording

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2/16/2018 Policy Amy Hattan (Thornton Tomasetti), Jordan Palmeri (Oregon DEQ), Ann Edminster (Design AVEnues), Tina Dilegge (Carbon Leadership Forum) Recording

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