Whole Life Carbon – A Window Into The Full Impacts of Projects (1.5 LU|ZNCD)
The building industry need to decarbonize all aspects of building performance to help achieve global climate commitments. In order to do this projects need to look beyond just operational or embodied carbon to whole life carbon. By looking at whole life carbon, projects can understand the full impacts of design options and make decisions to drastically reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.
- Identify the key concepts in embodied and whole life carbon metrics.
- Describe international efforts to implement whole life carbon regulations.
- Explore how whole life carbon can transform project performance discussions.
- Apply whole life carbon analysis to case studies.
About Your Speakers
David Mead | PAE Consulting Engineers, Senior Associate
David leads the Regenerative Design Group at PAE, bringing experience as a high-performance building specialist and architect. He works to integrate engineering and architectural solutions into unified sustainable designs which involves research, innovation, engineering, and verification of concepts. He has extensive experience in sustainable design including greenhouse gas inventory tracking, passive building strategies, renewable energy system design, and the creation of sustainability guidelines for large organizations.
David is a committed advocate for net-positive buildings and brings an innovative approach to GHG and energy analysis to advance building performance toward carbon neutral and regenerative strategies.
Alper Erten | PAE Consulting Engineers, Senior Associate
Alper provides consulting expertise with a background in mechanical engineering and 15 years of high performance building design experience to a range of global and small to large-scale environmental design projects. He is uniquely skilled at developing effective sustainable and holistic solutions, substantiated by data through analysis and simulation. He specializes in envelope and building systems optimization with emphasis on energy, water and carbon emissions metrics and detailed building analysis on areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality, electrification and post occupancy measurement and verification. Alper takes pride in guiding sustainable projects from inception to successful execution.