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2030 Working Group Series #2: Embodied Carbon - June
Wednesday 29 Jun 2022
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
You're invited to join the AIA Philadelphia Committee on the Environment to learn more about the 2030 Commitment, to share knowledge, and to improve practice. Architects have an important role to play in addressing the climate crisis. In Philadelphia, buildings alone contribute to more than 70% of the city's greenhouse gas emissions.
The second series of the 2030 WG will be on Embodied carbon. In the presentation session on June 29th titled 'Carbon Accounting for Facade Design', presenters will provide a foundation for incorporating embodied carbon accounting in the facade design process. What should the first step be? How can we incorporate embodied carbon evaluation in the design process? How does the design process change to consider embodied carbon?
In the following workshops on July 27th and August 31st, participants will work on small group embodied carbon exercises to evaluate different facade assemblies. Workshop facilitators will work with attendees to evaluate the impact of envelope design decisions using Microsoft Excel, EPDs, and material specifications to understand the carbon impact of varying facade materials.