We organize events that empower building industry professionals to become champions for embodied carbon
ECN Vancouver is excited to partner with BUILDEX to deliver 2 events focused on embodied carbon
The Blindspot of the
Feb. 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Presentation by ECN Vancouver founder Anthony Pak, giving an overview of embodied carbon and covering the following topics:
Why Embodied Carbon Matters
How Embodied Carbon compares with Operational Carbon
Policies and Standards that address Embodied Carbon
Comparison of LCA Software Tools
Design Strategies to Reduce Embodied Carbon (concrete, steel, wood, insulation, interiors, refrigerants, MEP systems)
About ECN Vancouver
We organize local events that empower industry professionals
to champion the topic of embodied carbon on their projects and within their firms.
Historically, the building industry has mostly ignored the topic of embodied carbon, even though it will account for almost half of total emissions from new construction between now and 2050. This is why we urgently need to bring together all relevant stakeholders involved in the design and construction of buildings to focus on reducing embodied carbon.
Who attends our events? Architects, Structural Engineers, LEED / LCA / Energy Modelling Consultants, Developers, Contractors, Product Suppliers, Policymakers, and anyone else interested in embodied carbon. Our events are interactive. While we have informative presentations at our events, we also focus on facilitating engaging discussions amongst our attendees.
Our aim is to build up local industry capacity to address embodied carbon by connecting local professionals, sharing best practices, and tackling topics/initiatives that enable us to reduce embodied carbon at scale.
Note that we were formerly known as the Embodied Carbon Catalyst. We are now proud to become a local chapter of the Embodied Carbon Network, which is a network of 2000+ members from 30+ countries focused on reducing and ultimately phasing out emissions from building and construction materials. This network has many of the leading experts around the world who are addressing embodied carbon within the building industry. You can sign up for free to join this group, where there are very active online discussions on a range of embodied carbon topics. It has been described as "Google Search" for embodied carbon, as there is a wealth of information on embodied carbon contained in the online discussions.
For a general overview on embodied carbon, see this article: