Embodied Carbon 101: Procurement
August 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
AIA Richmond is partnering with Va. COTE to present Embodied Carbon 101 on Tuesdays through Oct. 4 from noon-1:30 p.m.
Learn about the important role of procurement in facilitating your carbon reduction outcomes.
This course focuses on the role that contractors and builders can play in reducing the embodied carbon in their work. Speakers discuss opportunities for carbon reduction at multiple project stages, highlighting the importance of a collaborative design and project team (including client) for diverse construction practice types—including small design/build, mid-size local firm, and large international firm. They suggest strategies for incorporating embodied carbon reduction into everyday workflow—from the discrete (e.g. contracts) to the broad (workplace culture and commitments). Procurement is essential to the reduction of embodied carbon—ensuring what is specified for reduced carbon makes it into the project, among other things.