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Tools for Building Life-Cycle Assessment (Part A )

April 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Through this course participants will begin to understand the basics of conducting an LCA for a building.

Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a critical methodology that can be used by building designers to evaluate the climate impact of their projects. Building design professionals are invited to join this course to learn an overview of LCA and how it is used within the design workflow. Through direct instruction in the LCA tool, Tally, participants will begin to understand the basics of conducting an LCA for a building. Also, through live demonstration, participants will be introduced to the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool, a free and open-source database of environmental product declarations (EPDs). To reinforce the introduction of both tools, participants will have the opportunity to complete a practice exercise at home.

Learning Objectives:

– Learn to evaluate the environmental impact of building materials through the use of life-cycle assessment (LCA)

– Learn to interpret and communicate results from an LCA

– Learn to utilize industry tools to evaluate the environmental impact of a building

– Learn to conduct an LCA that meets the Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment requirements of LEED v4 and v4.1″

This course is taught by Vaclav Hasik, Data Manager at Building Transparency at Building Transparency.

Background photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

 

Education Credits

Part A: Earn 4 LU|HSW units
Part B: Earn 4 LU|HSW units

Funding Grants Available: Submit by March 22nd, 2022

The express grant is designed to help businesses of all sizes respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, the Express program is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding.

You could take this training for FREE. Learn more and get in contact.

Course ID# 1135248

Ethan Vonderheide

Details

Date:
April 12, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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