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Reducing Embodied Carbon Through Responsible Structural and MEP Design Practices (CE)
January 18

Offered in partnership with TLC Engineering Solutions

Members: Free; Non-members: $10


This session will engage the design and ownership community to raise their awareness of the action steps they can take with their buildings and designs to provide a sustainable future.
- Lay out the definition of Embodied Carbon (EC) and the sources of EC in buildings from a structural engineering and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems perspective.
- Cover recent research in the field of buildings and embodied carbon, with an eye to increasing our sustainability in design and demonstrate the many ways in which engineers, architects, and owners can leverage their role and the available tools in the industry to reduce the embodied carbon content of their buildings.
- Examine in detail the options available to design teams for EC reduction and discuss the contributions of Architecture 2030 and the SE 2050 challenge to making it possible to build sustainably. 

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course you will be able to:

Presented by Kristy Walson and Brian McSweeney, PE, SE of TLC Engineering Solutions