The carbon emissions embodied in a building can be a significant share of its total emissions over its whole life – particularly as energy efficiency improves and the electricity grid decarbonises.
But what is the best way to measure embodied carbon? NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is developing a new rating tool to measure, compare and certify the embodied carbon footprint of buildings.
Currently, there is little consistency in how we measure embodied emissions. Without standards for comparing buildings, the building and construction industry struggles to set targets, report to investors or communicate design intent with consultants.
Ivana Brown, the NABERS Sector Lead - Accelerating Net Zero Buildings, presents the Embodied Emissions Tool. Nicole Sullivan, our Head of Strategy and Impact Australia, hosts the webinar, alongside Jeff Vickers, our Technical Director.
Embodied carbon refers to the emissions ‘embodied’ in both the building materials and the processes required to create and demolish buildings.
The webinar will cover
- The proposed NABERS Embodied Emissions tool
- How you can give feedback
It will be useful for
- Building and construction industry professionals
- Commercial property owners
- Building product manufacturers
- Building product industry associations
- Engineering consultancies
- Quantity Surveyors
- Sustainability Managers