RAiNA Hosted Member Webinar - Carbon & Facades: Understanding Operational & Embodied Carbon

RAiNA Hosted Member Webinar - Carbon & Facades: Understanding Operational & Embodied Carbon

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (EDT)

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Designing facades to achieve operational performance goals while also remaining constructible and maintainable, all within a client’s budget and schedule, is a challenge in itself—but the challenge does not end there. Our industry continues to expand with a growing focus on reducing embodied carbon and greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the recyclability and reusability of building materials as part of the design and construction process. In this presentation, we will explore the relationships between embodied carbon and operational carbon of common façade and glazing systems. We will highlight the current industry challenges for measuring and reducing embodied carbon for façade systems, as well as opportunities for future innovation. We will also compare the embodied carbon within common façade systems and explore how to balance the often-conflicting priorities of improving the operational performance of an enclosure while reducing the associated embodied carbon impact.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand how embodied carbon is currently reported for facade systems.
  2. Recognize strategies to balance embodied carbon reduction with façade performance at different stages of the design and construction process.
  3. Understand the various materials in façade and glazing systems, and their relative impact on the overall embodied carbon of the building.
  4. Identify challenges, nuances, and limitations of the current embodied carbon reporting and calculation methods for façades and opportunities for advancement.

Presenters: John A. Jackson, AIA Associate Principal & Anna M. Burhoe, P.E. Senior Consulting Engineer SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER

Event Contact
Rainscreen Association in North America | RAiNA
1-833-206-7022
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (EDT)
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