How “green” is your green building? This session intends to answer this fundamental question and to reveal the “real” carbon impacts of various design decisions on early stage building design. Annually, embodied carbon is responsible for 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 28% of global building sector emissions. Currently, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms mostly focus on reducing operational emissions without much regard for embodied emissions. This talk will focus on the importance of quantifying the impact of material selection at early stage design on EC, and to integrate the results with Insight 360 software. We’ll illustrate the fundamentals of EE and EC, and we’ll demonstrate through case studies how Dynamo workflows and various carbon databases can be used to provide a visual, high-level carbon feedback to the designer. The intention of this talk is to empower the designers to make better carbon-informed decisions without compromising energy performance for their Architecture 2030 projects.
- Discover why embodied carbon simulation is as critical as energy simulation for the Architecture 2030 challenge
- Learn how to estimate during early stage design the impact of embodied carbon simulation on a project’s carbon footprint
- Learn how carbon databases and Dynamo libraries can be used to create a basic carbon feedback tool
- Learn about common high- and low-impact materials and where to find additional resources for a carbon-sensitive design