The State of Climate Action in The Building Sector: How Architects Can Make a Difference
As a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, the building sector has an immense opportunity to play a role in the efforts to mitigate climate change. This course will give an overview of the global move toward a more sustainable future. We will explore the latest state of knowledge on climate change, the targets, goals, and regulations set to mitigate its worst effects, and what you, as an architect, can do to help. You will also learn about the science behind embodied carbon and why it is important, as well as other tools and resources available to advance the overall sustainability of the built environment.
1. Explain the current sustainability landscape, the state of knowledge on climate change, and the contribution of the building sector.
2. Understand the principles of the Life Cycle Assessment and how it is used to calculate embodied carbon.
3. Understand how to best use an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
4. Utilize available resources on material and environmental transparency to make informed product selection.
Internal Course Code: CLIMATE_0723
HSW Compatible: Yes
Point of Contact Name: Drew Clausen