Understand Embodied Carbon – Precast Net Zero Considerations

Understand Embodied Carbon – Precast Net Zero Considerations
Full Webinar Title: Understanding Embodied Carbon - Net Zero Considerations for Precast Concrete 1.0 AIA LU/HSW and 1.0 hr CEU - CA Net Zero ZNCD

Program Description: Embodied-carbon requirements are being implemented in various ways and at different stages of the project design, from “Buy Clean” programs, specification language and California’s Zero Net Carbon Design (ZNCD) goals, to owners and above-code programs that establish benchmarks and percentage improvement targets. Navigating these newer requirements can seem daunting. This presentation will focus on examples of each different embodied carbon implementation method, pros and cons and the value of each method, and understanding how architects and structural engineers can address reductions at different project stages. The presentation will also address how applying these strategies can result in energy savings and life-saving resilient solutions.

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 12PM Pacific

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Credits: 1.0 AIA LU/HSW and 1.0 hr CEU (only available to day-of attendees)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn various definitions of embodied carbon that exist in the marketplace and how it relates to project environmental issues. 
  2. Participants will be able to identify embodied carbon requirements by jurisdictions and owners. 
  3. Participants will learn benefits and disadvantages of embodied-carbon reduction strategies at different design stages and how strategies impact construction contracting and administration. 
  4. Participants will examine how net-zero strategies can result in energy savings, life-saving systems and resilient structures.

Emily Lorenz, PE (IL)
Emily Lorenz is an independent consultant in the areas of LCA, EPDs, PCRs, green building, and sustainability. She serves as an engineer in the areas of green structures and practices, energy efficiency, thermal properties, and moisture mitigation. Lorenz also specializes in building code and standards work and advocacy. Lorenz actively participates as chair of the ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, as a subcommittee member of the American Concrete Institute’s building code committee (sustainability), as an expert to ISO TC59\SC17\WG3 Environmental Declarations of Products, and as a consultant to the Envelope Subcommittee of ASHRAE 90.1.

Ruth Lehmann, PE (CA, IL), PMP, LEED Green Associate
Ruth Lehmann is the Executive Director of PCI West, a chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) representing the prestressed concrete industry in California and Nevada.  Prior to joining PCI West Ms. Lehmann worked as a consulting civil engineer for over 20 years, providing resilient and sustainable material design solutions for building and transportation projects.  Ms. Lehmann currently serves on technical committees related to material sustainability with PCI and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 

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3/16/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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