When: Tuesday, June 23 / 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Queries & Theories \\ June 23: Embodied Carbon and Climate Action

Join us for our third Queries & Theories webcast on June 23, 4:00 – 4:30 pm ET. Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT will moderate as Erin McDade, Senior Program Director at Architecture 2030 & Julia Siple, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Sustainability at Quinn Evans, explore the challenges of addressing “embodied” greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) from the manufacture of building materials and products, the construction process, and associated transportation. The building sector is responsible for more global GhG emissions than industry, transportation, or agriculture. For operating buildings, this includes both burning fossil fuels on site, as well as consuming electricity generated with fossil fuels. But whether designing a new building or renewing an existing building, we must also account for embodied carbon emissions. Our discussion will address questions such as: Why has embodied carbon emerged as a crucial climate action topic? Is embodied carbon a significant factor, and how? How should embodied carbon be addressed when planning a building project? How does it differ with new buildings and the renovation of existing buildings? How does addressing embodied carbon make better buildings? We welcome you to submit your questions & comments when registering for this event, as well as during the live discussion via GoToWebinar’s Chat feature.