High Performance Embodied Carbon: Leveraging Data to Define Targets


Verdical Group


October 5, 2020

To solve the climate crisis, we must radically reduce carbon emissions. Embodied carbon will be responsible for at least half of AEC carbon emissions between now and 2050. There has been a rapid acceleration in awareness, research, tools, and projects addressing this topic. Yet, do we know what “good” embodied carbon targets are? This session will present the latest data on embodied carbon and unpack what it reveals about developing appropriate targets, highlighting crucial next steps for robust target development, and outlining immediate and impactful reductions while target development continues. Presenters will share perspectives as a designer, tool developer, and Zero Carbon certifier. Participants will engage in a collective discussion of leveraging actionable information to positively impact embodied carbon in their next project.

Date & Time: Monday, 10/5; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register and Learn More: https://netzeroconference.com/nz20/webinar-series/​


  • Andrew Lee, Director, Energy + Carbon, International Living Future Institute
  • Efrie Escott, Environmental Researcher, KieranTimberlake
  • Erin McDade, Senior Program Director, Architecture 2030


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