Building Carbon Literacy Workshop

Building Carbon Literacy Workshop

Chapter Event

Date: August 26th, 2020
Duration: 4 Hours
Time: 12:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. AST 
Location: Online

Event highlights

Understanding energy use is critical, but energy reductions alone will not address the issue of ever-increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as the local grid also impacts emissions. This issue is important not only for building owners and their employee, but also policymakers in municipalities looking at carbon reduction targets. This interactive ½-day carbon literacy workshop will explore how energy relates to emissions, while focusing on providing participants with hands on experience in relation to GHG emissions at the building level.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the principles of how carbon is linked to a building and its energy use.
• Describe the impact that electrical grids have on energy emissions.
• Calculate annual GHG emissions for a sample building.
• Identify concrete steps municipalities and building owners can take to reduce building emissions.
• Generate an operational plan with measures that can be taken to reduce GHG emissions.

While this workshop is primarily targeted at property owners/managers and policymakers, others involved in understanding GHG emissions at the building level may also find this course valuable.   The content was developed for Nova Scotia and is Nova Scotia focused.

This course is delivered by Will Marshall and Stefan Tylak of Equilibrium Engineering.

About the Chapter

The CaGBC is Canada’s only member-based organization that is purely dedicated to the advancement of green building across the country. Together, with our members here in the Atlantic provinces, and the vast network of industry professionals associated with our other six Chapters across the country, we can all play a vital role in the advancement and successful transformation of Canada’s built environment.

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If you are an EGP or student, please contact with proof of status for special pricing.

8/26/2020 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.