Accelerating To Zero - Reducing Embodied Carbon Through LCA

Accelerating To Zero - Reducing Embodied Carbon Through LCA

Public Webinar

Date: May 12, 2022
Duration: 2 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern; 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Pacific; Please note your local time zone for start time.
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.

Event Description

This session will explore embodied carbon reduction strategies in the context of the National Research Council Canada’s Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (wbLCA) guidelines and tools as part of the Low-carbon Assets Through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA2) initiative. 

These guidelines will support firms as they develop LCA skills in house, while standardizing
wbLCA in Canada so that meaningful comparisons between buildings and benchmarks are possible. Future initiative outputs will build upon these guidelines to support the selection of materials and designs that offer the lowest carbon footprint while offering the lowest total cost of ownership.


Overview of the NRC’s LCA2 Guidelines: Rob Cooney, Project Manager, National Research Council Canada


Panel Discussion: How can we best implement these new guidelines in the procurement of materials and during the design process to lower overall carbon footprint of Canadian buildings?


Rob Cooney - Project Manager, National Research Council Canada

Jennifer O'Connor - President, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

Jeremy Caradonna - Senior Policy Analyst, Province of B.C.

Lisa King - Senior Policy Planner, City of Toronto

Ryan Zizzo - Founder & CEO, Mantle Developments








    Moderator: Fin MacDonald, Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program, CAGBC

Please note that a recording of this event will not be made available to registrants following the live session.

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5/12/2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.