By: James D’Aloisio, PE, LEED AP; Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainability and embodied carbon are fast-becoming critical design aspects in the design and construction industry. With the SE2050 program, structural engineers are committing to reduce the embodied carbon of their structures over time to help curb global temperature rise. Many projects and products promote themselves as “sustainable,” but a quantitative assessment can reveal that some strategies have low efficacy, regarding reduction of carbon emissions. We can take a critical look at project choices, from concept to construction. This session will share a variety of actual examples of both successes and failures to reduce embodied carbon and will offer practical suggestions that practitioners can implement.