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Decarbonization for Dummies

As climate change impacts building construction and operation become paramount, building designers, architects, and engineers need to take immediate action. This course will provide design professionals with information about the key issues of decarbonizing the building sector. It will outline some specific steps to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.

Learning Objectives:

Define what “decarbonizing” a building means, including explaining key terms such as “embodied carbon”, and “net zero carbon”.
Use key approaches in building design, material selection and specification to reduce the embodied carbon in the building envelope and structure.
Employ beneficial electrification to reduce buildings’ operational carbon dioxide emissions.
Design to meet building performance standards as more local jurisdictions adopt these practices to meet community greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.

Speaker: AL LAPERA
CxA, EMP, LEED AP, Kimley Horn