Life Cycle Assessments: Bringing Embodied Carbon Front & Centre
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About the Event
Under the Paris Agreement, Australia is targeting a 26-28% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. The buildings sector is responsible for about 40% of energy-related carbon emissions, and of that, 1/3 is related to materials and construction. That means reducing embodied carbon is a crucial component to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
In this webinar, we bring you presentations by two experts on Life Cycle Assessments - what are they and how can they be used to improve sustainability outcomes? Join us for a midday session - bring your lunch and your questions and we'll see you online!
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The Importance of Lifecycle Sustainability Jonas Bengtsson, CEO, Edge Environment
Life Cycle Assessment is an increasingly common term in sustainability, and a well-used approach in the built environment. But what is LCA, and why is it so important to think about sustainability across the full lifecycle of products, services and organisations? In his presentation, Jonas will discuss how LCA is used and the lessons we can learn from taking an evidence-based approach to measuring environmental outcomes, whether it’s buildings, food or packaging, and why the obvious answer isn’t always the right one.
Jonas is CEO of Australia’s leading sustainability consultancy, Edge Environment, former President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society, and was recently announced as one of the GBCA’s 2020 Green Star Champions. Edge works across a range of sectors, from property and infrastructure to retail and telecoms, with services spanning sustainability strategy, carbon management, sustainable procurement and, of course, LCA. Their property and construction clients include Frasers, Stockland, Charter Hall, Dexus, John Holland, Built, and many more besides.
Life Cycle Design of Eco-Buildings Maryia Perthen, Business Development Manager AU&NZ&Asia, eTool
This presentation will focus on the life cycle approach to measure carbon and other environmental impacts of eco-friendly buildings and will include a demo of how a Life Cycle Design tool can help to reduce not only embodied and operational impacts but also whole-of-life cost of projects.
Maryia is electrical engineer and business development manager at eTool - an Australian company which aim is to help people design and build better buildings. During her studies in Germany she chose the environmental path and has been working in the industries providing renewable energy and electric vehicles. After moving to Australia, she dedicated her work to making the construction industry more sustainable and environmentally-friendly.