All construction materials are not created equally. Some are created with more potential to harm the Earth’s atmosphere than others. This webinar will tackle the concept of reducing carbon emissions related to buildings by specifying lower-carbon concrete, steel, wood and other materials. Previously, it has been hard to compare the carbon emissions associated with producing certain building materials.
However, a new open-source digital tool, the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator, recently introduced by the Carbon Leadership Forum, will help building teams calculate the amount of carbon in a product through a searchable database of more than 20,000 environmental product declarations.
Panelists will discuss embodied carbon, how to reduce it and how to use this tool, to help shrink the embodied carbon footprints of buildings.