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Life Cycle assessment & Embodied carbon in construction by IGBC (Irish Green Building Council)

Date:

Monday, September 23, 2019

Time:

14:00-16:00

Location:

1 Windmill Lane, Dublin 2

Cost:

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Event Information

 

World Green Building Week 2019, Join the Irish Green Building Council  for this information session on the use of Embodied carbon calculation and life cycle assessment in construction. Find out about the latest developments in practice, and the likely regulatory roadmap for implementation in Europe.

A new World Green Building Council’s report on embodied carbon, setting out a roadmap to net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, will be launched on that day. The session will include residential and commercial case studies.

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Presentations will cover:

 Latest developments in Embodied carbon and policy initiatives on embodied carbon.

  • Overview of best Life cycle assessment(LCA) practice.
  • Applicable EN standards for LCA at product level and Building level.
  • Data and software for Life Cycle Assessment and embodied carbon.
  • Environmental Product Declarations – What are they and what do they measure?
  • Overview of the  Level(s) EU framework of construction sustainability indicators and how it considers LCA.
  • Strategies to reduce embodied carbon through avoidance, design, architectural and structural, material specification and substitution

Speakers

  • Pat Barry – CEO Irish Green Building Council – launch of World GBC report on Embodied carbon and roadmap to net zero carbon by 2050. Introduction to LCA, EPD and associated standards.
  • Cathal Heneghan – Meehan Green – Tackling  embodied carbon from initial concept to construction – LCA case study

Course Aim:

The aim of the course is to inform on the use of Embodied carbon calculation and life cycle assessment in construction, and inform on the latest developments in practice, and the likely regulatory roadmap for implementation in Europe.  A new report will be launched from World Green Building Council on embodied carbon setting out a roadmap to net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Learning Outcomes:

  • On completion of this CPD attendees should have a knowledge of;
  • Latest developments in Embodied carbon and policy initiatives on embodied carbon. 
  • Overview of best Life cycle assessment(LCA) practice.
  • Applicable EN standards for LCA at product level and Building level.
  • Data and software for Life Cycle Assessment and embodied carbon.
  • Environmental Product Declarations – What are they and what do they measure?
  • Overview of the  Level(s) EU framework of construction sustainability indicators and how it considers LCA.
  • Strategies to reduce embodied carbon through avoidance, design, architectural and structural, material specification and substitution

Event Format:
20- 40 in theatre style format.

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