Questions this webinar will answer:
- What is embodied carbon (EC) and why is it important?
- What is EC3 and what can I use it for? How?
- Which features you (designer, contractor) use the most and when?
- How do you (designer, contractor) work with your colleagues and clients when addressing EC?
- If you don’t have quantities of materials and products yet, can you still use EC3?
- Are there any hurdles in finding opportunities for carbon reductions?
About Building Transparency and the EC3 calculator
"Building Transparency's core mission is to provide the open access data and tools necessary to enable broad and swift action across the building industry in addressing embodied carbon's role in climate change. Our premier service is the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), a free database of construction EPDs and matching building impact calculator for use in design and material procurement."
Meet the Speakers
Green Badger is excited to be presenting with these awesome sustainable construction experts!
Founder & CEO
"I’ve combined my passion for sustainability and the built environment to create Green Badger, an innovative SaaS company that automates green construction compliance. As a LEED Fellow with more than a decade of industry knowledge and experience on over 150 green construction projects, I know that the certification process can be unnecessarily over-complicated. To help construction professionals with this process, I founded Green Badger to provide a comprehensive solution for ensuring LEED compliance as efficiently as possible, because project teams should be focusing on getting green buildings built on time and on budget, not chasing paperwork."
Data Manager at Building Transparency
Vaclav Hasik is a Program Manager at Building Transparency, a non-profit organization behind the EC3 Tool and Tally. Vaclav works on methodology, data quality, and LCA research supporting both tools. Vaclav was previously a sustainability analyst and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert at Urban Fabrick, where he managed projects pursuing LEED certification and helped design teams address embodied carbon through whole-building LCAs. Vaclav also worked as a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was involved in university-wide carbon accounting, sustainability planning, and research on data and methods for LCA of buildings.
Sustainability Program Manager at Turner Construction
Rowan Parris is a Sustainability Program Manager at Turner Construction Company, a leading general contractor and green builder serving diverse market segments. She leads Turner's Embodied Carbon program, which supports projects seeking to reduce the use of carbon intensive materials through collaborative processes and highly informed decision-making. Prior to her current role, Rowan worked as an Estimator and leverages that preconstruction experience to proactively bring embodied carbon into the value management conversation.
Architect at Perkins&Will
Jesce Walz is an Architectural Designer and Living Design Leader at Perkins&Will. She approaches emissions reduction from a systems perspective, with an interest in carbon-storing, circular, and innovative materials. Jesce completed master’s degrees in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, where she began work with the Carbon Leadership Forum. Today at Perkins&Will, she practices research-informed design. co-leads the Firm’s Embodied Carbon assessment efforts and contributes to tools and methodologies to reduce carbon, including Building Transparency’s EC3 tool, tallyCAT, and Open Carbon initiative.