Embodied Carbon 101: Interiors

Learn about the embodied carbon impact of interior products.

Description: 

This course focuses on the impact of interior product selection on embodied carbon work with an overview of some specific product types that are typical to the interior scope. It includes an introduction to resources for interior product information—including embodied carbon impacts as well as materials health. The course also looks at strategies for lower-carbon interiors, including salvage and reuse, research, and goal-setting.

Learning objectives

  • Explain how interior materials selections impact a project’s embodied carbon in addition to occupant health.
  • Employ essential tools for assessing embodied carbon and other important factors such as material health when selecting materials.
  • Summarize the relationship between the complementary goals of reducing embodied carbon and diverting construction and demolition (C&D) waste through material reuse. 
  • Implement strategies to catalyze change through design and material selection, including goal-setting by project and within firms, and advocating to manufacturers for low-carbon or zero-carbon materials.

This course is part of a series

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 $40  non-member
 $25  member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA

Instructors

  • Lisa Carey-Moore Headshot

    Lisa Carey-Moore

    Senior Sustainability Analyst | Integrated Eco Strategy

    Lisa has extensive experience helping clients achieve healthier materials goals, primarily through...
  • Andrew Ellsworth Headshot

    Andrew Ellsworth

    Founder and CEO | Doors Unhinged

    Andrew is Founder & CEO of Doors Unhinged, the first US company to exclusively sell reclaimed...
  • Josh Jacobs Headshot

    Josh Jacobs

    LEED AP+ BD&C

    Director of Environmental Codes & Standards | UL Environment & Sustainability

    Josh Jacobs is responsible for standard and outside code participation and authority having...
  • Candon Michelle Murphy Headshot

    Candon Michelle Murphy

    Associate | MG2

    Candon is a materials specialist experienced in product research, specifications, and sourcing in...