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March 23rd-24th - BUILDEX

Western Canada's largest forum connecting the holistic building industry

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BUILDEX Vancouver

March 23-24, 2022

Vancouver Convention Centre West

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada's largest forum connecting the holistic building industry to learn from leading industry experts and discover the newest innovations. Expand your professional skills, knowledge, and understanding of future construction, design, and property management trends and explore new, innovative products, materials, technologies, and services changing the way we do business.

Key themes for 2022 include Future Work, Carbon Reduction & Wellbeing, Digitization & Industrialization. Learn more and register for a Free Tradeshow Pass using promo code: EBX22.

CLF Vancouver will be presenting at 3 sessions

March 23, 2022 from 9:15am to 10:15am

Quantifying Embodied Carbon: Understanding and Conducting Life Cycle Assessments

ConEd Credits: AIBC 1 Core; BC Housing 1 CPD (Construction technology)

Location: Level 200 (Room 221)

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a widely adopted method to measure embodied carbon emissions and identify potential reduction opportunities over a building’s lifetime. With the increased awareness of embodied carbon and policy directions, understanding LCAs and their use is more crucial for the building industry than before.

This session will cover the essential aspects of conducting a LCA and its applications, including:

  • Stages of a LCA

  • LCA applications and considerations

  • Different data input methods

  • Overview of LCA and embodied carbon tools/software

  • Analyzing and interpreting the results of a LCA

  • Short LCA case study demonstration

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Constructing Lower Embodied Carbon Buildings: It Takes an (Interdisciplinary) Village

ConEd Credits: AIBC 1 Core; BC Housing 1 CPD (Construction management and supervision)

Location: Level 200 (Room 216)

There is increasing awareness of how embodied carbon is tied into multiple elements of a building. This panel discussion invites professionals from various disciplines to share their own experiences of how they have interacted with the challenge of reducing the embodied carbon of real, recent, projects.

Points of discussion include:

  • What worked, and what didn’t

  • Challenges & opportunities other disciplines may not consider

  • Identifying gaps in current frameworks

  • Sharing lessons from local case studies

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March 24, 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Beyond Energy Efficiency: Embodied Carbon Emissions in the Built Environment

ConEd Credits: AIBC 1 Core; BC Housing 1 CPD (Construction technology)

Location: Level 200 (Room 221)

For many years, the building industry has invested significant effort in improving the energy efficiency of building operational systems. As energy efficiency measures become more standard practice, the necessity and urgency of addressing embodied carbon emissions are becoming apparent. Government and industry leaders are turning their attention to reducing the embodied carbon impact of construction, which is currently responsible for about 10% of global GHG emissions. This session will give attendees an overview of embodied carbon and the latest policy and technology trends. You will also hear how one developer is incorporating embodied carbon assessment reduction targets in their projects.

Join this session to understand:

  • Embodied carbon emissions of buildings and their importance

  • Embodied carbon in policies and regulations

  • Embodied carbon of primary building materials

  • Assessing and reducing embodied carbon

  • Case study insights

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