This 60-minute session is accredited for 1.0 AIA LU and addresses strategies for minimizing embodied carbon in buildings, with the aim of providing a framework for making sound carbon-based decisions when designing and constructing with glass.
Starting with a review of an embodied carbon decision making framework, the presentation identifies the big picture decisions that impact embodied carbon – the building itself, its size, lifetime extension, and its structure – and how glass and glazing fit in to this. Environmental product declarations of insulating glass are discussed in order to understand where the biggest drivers for embodied carbon are, and the implications for design and procurement decisions.
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Video courtesy of National Glass Assoc.