Updating Structural Specifications to Reduce Embodied Carbon: free webinar, August 10

Embodied Carbon

A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in sustainable engineering: the Updating Structural Specifications to Reduce Embodied Carbon free webinar on August 10.

Purpose and Background

Embodied carbon represents the carbon emissions associated with the production of materials and construction. For new building construction over the next 10 to 15 years, carbon emissions due to embodied carbon will exceed the operational emissions of those buildings. And for infrastructure projects with no operational emissions, the embodied carbon accounts for the all the carbon emissions associated with the projects. With growing demand for embodied carbon reduction driven by project owners and policy requirements, structural engineers must update their project specifications to address embodied carbon.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Respond to project requirements calling for reduced embodied carbon.
  • Update your project specifications to procure reduced embodied carbon structural materials for your projects.
  • Locate resources to help you establish carbon reduction targets for your project specifications.

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