If not you, then who? Being accountable for carbon reduction on your projects
The IPCC has issued the final installment of its Sixth Assessment Report, delivering a final warning on rising greenhouse gas emissions that are pushing the world to the brink of irreversible damage. The report has one clear message: Act now or it will be too late.
The built environment is responsible for 39% of all global emissions, and it is imperative that architects work to address this.
Join Aidan Mullan, Sustainability Manager of Interface Australia, for an informative session that covers important topics such as: how to use available measurement tools to identify opportunities for upfront emissions reduction, selection of innovative low carbon materials, circular design and when to use carbon offsets to achieve net zero.
Most of all, this timely presentation is a call to action - reinforcing how you as architects need to be accountable for achieving impact at scale to make a climate fit for life.
If not you, then who?
At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:
• Explain the history and evolution of Fibre Cement as a façade
• Recognise the characteristics of a through coloured Fibre Cement material
• Identify the features of Ventilated Facades
• Recognise the design possibilities of Fibre Cement facades today
NSCA 2015 Performance Criteria:
2.6 Preparation and analysis of project development options in response to project brief.
Design: Schematic Design
4.5 Investigation and integration of appropriate structural, construction, service and transport systems in the project design.
Documentation: Detailed Design
5.5 Integration of materials and components based upon an understanding of their physical properties.
NSCA 2021 Performance Criteria:
Practice Management and Professional Conduct
PC10 Demonstrate understanding of the whole life carbon implications of procurement methods, materials, components and construction systems.
Project Initiation and Conceptual Design
PC31 Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project.
PC35 Be able to assess operational and embodied carbon implications of materials, components, construction systems and supply chains (including transport) to achieve net zero whole life carbon when developing design concepts. This includes integrating relevant consultant expertise and advising on the impact of chosen materials, components and systems on carbon outcomes.