Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a critical methodology that can be used by building design professionals to evaluate the climate impact of their projects. Participants will learn life-cycle assessment (LCA) terminology and basic concepts, how to incorporate LCA in design workflow, and how to conduct an LCA for a building project using the LCA tool Tally. Participants will be introduced to the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool, a free and open-source database of environmental product declarations (EPDs), and learn how Tally and EC3 can be used to inform specifications and achieve LEED points.
Note: This course counts as one of the Embodied Carbon Challenge (ECC) courses for ECC participants.
This course is taught by Vaclav Hasik Building Transparency.
Meet your instructor
Vaclav Hasik is a Program Director at Building Transparency, a non-profit organization behind the EC3 Tool and Tally. Vaclav works on methodology, data quality, and LCA research supporting both tools. Vaclav was previously a sustainability analyst and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert at Urban Fabrick, where he managed projects pursuing LEED certification and helped design teams address embodied carbon through whole-building LCAs. Vaclav also worked as a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was involved in university-wide carbon accounting, sustainability planning, and research on data and methods for LCA of buildings. He is an active member of the Carbon Leadership Forum and a founder of its San Francisco Bay Area hub.
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Course ID# 1135248
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