Innovation Series: Understanding Embodied Carbon Forum

Innovation Series: Understanding Embodied Carbon Forum

National Event

Date: April 16, 2020
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. PDT
Location: Online Platform

The CaGBC is committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all participants, speakers, attendees, exhibitors and partners at any of our events. Considering the current COVID-19 situation and based on guidance from federal and provincial health authorities, this event will be modified to an online delivery model. If you have already registered for this event, you will be notified of the change via the email you provided at registration. Instructions on how to access the event online will be shared closer to the date. Detailed Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Event highlights

In Collaboration with Embodied Carbon Network (ECN) Vancouver and ZEBx’s Workshop Series for CleanBC’s Net-Zero Energy Ready Challenge

For this critical decade of climate action, Canada must work collectively to lower carbon emissions in order to meet the country’s global commitments. The building industry is responsible for 17 per cent of all GHG emissions – but that number can be as high as 30 per cent if one accounts for embodied carbon from construction materials and processes. The event will introduce the latest industry facts on embodied carbon, explore emerging material strategies and technologies for reductions, and begin to assess how industry can mitigate embodied carbon through the design process. 

The morning will feature a presentation of the newly launched version two of Zero Carbon Building Standard which introduces greater flexibility to support the goal of transforming all buildings to zero carbon while ensuring higher performance by raising the bar on key metrics, including embodied carbon, energy efficiency, and innovation. Experts from the Embodied Carbon Network (ECN) Vancouver will discuss the integration of key metrics and processes on embodied carbon into the design process, as well as the latest solutions, challenges and future work to advance this topic. Through a collaboration with ZEBx and CleanBC, highlights from BC’s NZER Challenge winning projects will be showcased and position these trending topics within local context.

9:00am – Welcome from CaGBC and ZEBx
9:15am – Interactive participant activity
9:20am – Overview of design strategies for embodied carbon
9:30am – Zero Carbon Building Standard V2: embodied carbo
9:50am – Q&A
10:00am – Break
10:05am – Interactive participant activity
10:15am – Deep dives on challenges in embodied carbon
11:00am – Q&A
11:15am – Interactive participant activity
11:30am – Webinar ends

Anthony Pak, Principal – Priopta; Founder – ECN Vancouver
Fin MacDonald, Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program – Canada Green Building Council
Mark Porter, National Practice Leader, Building Services – Associated Engineering
Manuela Londono, Intermediate Sustainable Building Advisor - Perkins&Will
Matt Dalkie, Technical Services Engineer, Lafarge Canada Inc.
Pushpinder Rana, Commercial Products Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling


This event is in partnership with Zebx and ECN Vancouver

About the CaGBC Innovation Series

The Innovation Series encourages education and dialogue around leading-edge solutions to the green building industry’s biggest challenges in creating high-performing and resilient buildings, communities, and cities of the future. The content is aimed at green building leaders who are interested in taking advantage of the many opportunities created by the emerging low-carbon economy.

About the ZEBx Workshop Series

The “CleanBC Net-Zero Energy Ready Challenge:” consists of six unique workshops over nine deliveries that will run throughout 2020 with the objective to more rapidly advance solutions for zero emission buildings. Visit for more information. ZEBx (Zero Emissions Building Exchange) is a collaborative platform that facilitates knowledge exchange to accelerate market transformation in Vancouver and British Columbia. 

About ECN Vancouver

ECN (Embodied Carbon Network) Vancouver organizes local events that empower industry professionals to champion the topic of embodied carbon on their projects and within their firms. Our aim is to build up local industry capacity to address embodied carbon by connecting local professionals, sharing best practices, and tackling topics/initiatives that enabled us to reduce embodied carbon at scale.

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4/16/2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.