Buildings and construction generate nearly 40% of annual global CO2 emissions. Of that 40%, building operations account for 28%, while building materials and construction (a.k.a., embodied carbon emissions) are responsible for 11%. Achieving zero emissions in operations requires a continued focus on energy efficiency, avoidance of the use of fossil fuels, and use of renewable energy systems. Unlike operational carbon emissions, which occur throughout the life of a building, embodied carbon emissions occur “up front” and so play a bigger role in the global carbon budget in the more immediate future. As such, it is more imperative than ever that architects and other project stakeholders start to employ total carbon analysis at all stages of every project. In this session, you’ll join Autodesk Product Development and Impact team members to learn about new data, analysis, and insights into total carbon to help make effective reductions as part of a more integrated, building information modeling (BIM)-based design process.
- Discover what total carbon is, why it matters, and how it can be analyzed as part of a more integrated design process.
- Learn how to use Revit for establishing a basis for total carbon analysis (location, quantities, materials, systems, operations data).
- Get insights into embodied, operational, and total carbon with interactive breakdowns and tradeoffs.
- Learn about viewing and modifying data, analysis, and insights to meet different regional or project needs.