Nov. 26/19 EC3 Tool Demo and EPD Discussion



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EC3 (Embodied Carbon Construction Calculator) is a highly anticipated open source tool for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials.


It aggregates publicly available Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) data, enabling users to compare the embodied carbon impacts from different manufacturers within common construction material categories such as concrete, steel, wood, and insulation.


The EC3 tool is developed by Skanska USA and C-Change Labs, in partnership with the Carbon Leadership Forum and over 30 industry partners. It will be launching to the public on November 19th at Greenbuild conference in Atlanta, a few days prior to this ECN Vancouver event. We are excited to welcome Phil Northcott from C-Change Labs, the software developer behind EC3, to come give a demo of this tool and answer questions.


After the EC3 demo and Q&A, we will dive into a group discussion around how we can incorporate this EPD information to inform our material/product choices in the design of our buildings. Morgan McDonald from Ledcor will offer some brief thoughts and questions to set up our group discussions.


Thank you to our sponsor DIALOG, who will be hosting us in their office and providing snacks and refreshments for the event.


Learn more about EC3 in this Press Release. Register for free access to EC3 tool after public launch on November 19th through the buildingtransparency.org website.


Location: DIALOG office, #406 - 611 Alexander Street


Transportation:

  • Small bike rack in front of building

  • Mobi bike share station right outside (Alexander & Railway)

  • Buses 14, 16, 20, 4, 7 are a few blocks away

  • Designated Car2Go and Evo parking areas within a couple of blocks of the studio.

  • Parking is roadside along Alexander St and there is an Impark lot situated at grade level outside the main entrance of our building. Three visitor parking spots available on first come first serve basis, labeled DIALOG (#33, 42, 50). Please do not park in different numbered spots allocated to other companies, as you may be towed without notification.


Entrance: There will be someone at the front door to let guests in.


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