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Embodied Energy 101

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
Price $49.00
Category Materials and resources

One of the seemingly more mysterious concepts in building green is embodied energy. What is it, and do green building rating systems recognize and account for embodied energy? In reality, it is not that difficult to define it, but measuring it is infinitely morecomplex. The basic premise is that sustainability measures should include all energy consumed to produce the building or project, and that includes the energy to extract raw materials like minerals and convert them to products like cement, building stones, sheetrock, and paint. In other words, Embodied energy considers energy consumed from the point of removing raw materials from the earth tothe final disposal of materials not used or removed from the site or existing building. This course demystifies embodied energy andidentifies what you need to know before sourcing materials for green building projects. The course also reviews how LEED v4 addressesembodied energy, and especially in the Materials and Resources section.


Understand the concept and principles of embodied energy
Analyze materials based on Embodied energy and LCA
Embodied energy and project life cycle
LEED v4's connection with embodied energy and LCA

Purchase info
CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0