Tools to Grow Your Sustainability Consulting Practice
1-hour session April 15, 22, and 29, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Note: Times on the right-hand margin are incorrect. IIBEC staff is working on this issue.
Program Cost: Member: $195 | Nonmember: $245
Educational Credits: IIBEC: 3 CEHs
Course Description: Sustainability in the design and construction industry has its own set of terms and concepts. This three-part series will introduce the learner to basic sustainable-design concepts and lay the foundation for more in-depth presentations on the subject such as codes and standards, rating systems, and how to reduce embodied carbon in buildings.
Part 1: Sustainability 101: Basics in the World of Green Buildings
Description: Sustainability in the design and construction industry has its own set of terms and concepts. This course will introduce the learner to basic sustainable design concepts and lay the groundwork for more in-depth presentations on the subject.
Part 2: Sustainability in U.S. National Codes, Standards, and Rating Systems
Description: Rating systems, like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), started the sustainable-design revolution in the U.S. But sustainability has now been written into various codes and standards. This course will give an overview of requirements in the International Green Building Code (IgCC) and ASHRAE 189.1, Standard for High-Performance Green Buildings. Trends in policymaking related to sustainability will also be presented.
Part 3: Embodied Carbon and Its Role in a Sustainable Future
Description: Now that design professionals have a good understanding of environmental impacts related to energy use, the next design frontier in tackling climate change is reducing the embodied carbon in buildings. This presentation will focus on best practices for determining the embodied carbon in a building, including credible sources for embodied carbon data. It will introduce common practices and misconceptions about comparisons of embodied carbon. A case study will be presented that highlights how design decisions may be influenced when comparing among up-front carbon, use-phase carbon, or whole-life carbon. The presentation will highlight existing tools related to quantifying embodied carbon.
This course will be presented as a series of live webinars with a 1-hour session occurring April 15, 22, and 29.
Registrants will be given access to a recording of each installment. Registration is available through April 29.
Register for this event at the bottom of the page.
Presented by: Emily Lorenz, PE | IIBEC Sr. Director of Technical Services