This hands-on training will equip participants with the practical knowledge and skills to leverage Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools and embodied carbon (EC) calculators in the architectural design and construction process. The course will guide attendees through each phase of a project, from conceptual design to the as-built stage, highlighting the application and benefits of different LCA tools like EPIC, Tally, and EC3. In response to current market needs, this training also includes an overview of other popular LCA tools, their costs and capabilities, and the situations in which they are most effective. Participants will learn how to utilize these tools to make informed design decisions, foster constructive conversations within the project team, and track the project’s embodied carbon footprint. Furthermore, we will explore strategies for incentivizing low-carbon procurement and identifying opportunities for future improvement. The objective is to empower participants to effectively integrate LCA and EC considerations into their projects, fostering a more sustainable and carbon-conscious built environment.
1 AIA|LU available for this course
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