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Posted: December 6, 2018

Carbon / Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Workshop : A dynamic day of learning about impacts of materials and systems in our built environment

As building performance and energy efficiency increases for new buildings, greater awareness is being paid to the life cycle impacts of the materials and systems which comprise the building structure.  Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) has been recognized in most major green building rating systems as an important tool to evaluate and reduce the embodied impacts of construction, including transportation of materials. 

In addition, global  recognition  of  the impact  of  carbon  emissions  has  led  to  global,  national,  provincial  and  regional  regulations  being  enacted  to measure,  regulate and  reduce  both  operational  and  embodied  carbon  emissions.   Indeed,  the  City  of  Vancouver  now  requires  embodied  carbon  impacts  be  reported  for  all  rezoning  and  Vancouver  Affordable  Housing  Authority projects. 

Participants will: Learn why and how carbon is being regulated; Understand  how  carbon  emissions  are  measured; Learn  how  nations, including  Canada, report  sources  and  are  making  efforts  to  reduce  carbon  emissions  from  natural  sources  and  building operations; Gain  essential  knowledge  about  LCA  tools  in  general; Receive an  overview  of  several  different  LCA  tools currently in use, including a comparison  of  their  similarities, differences  and  data  sources; and Gain  a  functional  understanding  on  using  an  important  life  cycle  assessment  tool,  the  Athena Impact Estimator. 
Maureen McLaughlin

Date: January 21, 2019
Event Type: Workshop
Location: Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
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