Webinars

PCI's webinars offer a free, convenient way for architects and engineers to obtain continuing education credit from the comfort of their own computers. Our webinars are one-hour long and are designed to fit into your day during your lunch hour. 

PCI webinars are presented live each month by industry experts on a variety of topics from design and construction to sustainability and more. Each webinar is presented twice during the webinar week, at noon Pacific (3:00 p.m. Eastern) and noon Eastern. This allows most U.S. time zones to view the presentations during lunch hours.

May 2016 PCI Webinar in Partnership with CPCI and NPCA

The Use of EPDs and the Role of Transparency in Sustainable Development

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at noon Eastern Time.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Thursday, June 2, 2016 at noon Pacific Time. 

Description: Environmental product declarations (EPDs) are the latest trend in sustainability reporting by manufacturers. Leading-edge industries in the construction materials sector are on board - they're using EPDs to understand and transparently communicate the environmental footprint of their products. In this webinar, learn more about EPDs and how they can help earn points in LEED v4.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose and content of PCRs and EPDs.
  • Discuss the value of LCA and product transparency in sustainability.
  • Describe 3 examples of how EPDs can be used to obtain LEED v4 points.
  • Identify limitations and benefits of EPDs for making smarter product selection decisions.

Presenter: Jennifer O'Connor, President of the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, a non-profit think tank and consultancy enabling the adoption of life cycle assessment in the construction sector. Jennifer has been working in building-industry sustainability for over three decades, with diverse multidisciplinary roles in research, design and education in the US and Canada. Her background in both architecture and engineering provides a strong technical foundation in many building systems. She lives in Vancouver.