2022 Climate Action Webinars, Climate Action Webinar|

Embodied Carbon in Construction and the Contractor’s Role

When: Thursday October 20, 2022 12pm – 1pm

Units: 1 LU/HSW (pending approval)

Qualifies for Zero Net Carbon Design Mandatory Continuing Education. Certificate of completion will be provided to those who stay logged in and watch the webinar live.


Suyama Bodhinayake, Associate AIA, LEED Green Associate | BAUER Architects

Tolga Tutar CEM | LEED AP® BD+C | LEED AP® ID+C | TRUE Advisor | Sustainability
Director – Green Project Solutions

Mark Chen, Sustainability Manager | Skanska

Embodied Carbon, or the carbon emissions associated with building materials and construction, account for at least 39% of energy-related global carbon emissions on an annual basis. Unlike operational energy, embodied carbon can’t be reduced over time as these emissions are released into the atmosphere before a building is constructed. Therefore, embodied carbon must be addressed before building and tenant space fit-out construction begins when the materials are selected or purchased. This session will explore some of the key strategies to reduce embodied carbon in construction projects, discuss General Contractors’ role in addressing embodied carbon and consider how embodied carbon affects project work and collaboration across project team members.

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