The State of Climate Action in the Building Sector: How Architects Can Make a Difference
A more sustainable future starts with the built environment. Join this session to explore the latest state of knowledge on climate change, targets, goals, and regulations set to mitigate its worst effects, and what you, as an architect, can do to help. You'll learn about the science behind embodied carbon and why it is important, as well as other tools and resources available to advance the overall sustainability of the built environment.
- Explain the current sustainability landscape, the state of knowledge on climate change, and the contribution of the building sector.
- Understand the principles of Life Cycle Assessment and how it is used to calculate embodied carbon.
- Understand how to best use an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
- Utilize available resources on material and environmental transparency to make informed product selection.