Environmental product declarations and embodied carbon

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 50 Mins Yes

Course details
The World Green Building Council will release an embodied carbon “call to action” report in September this year. Over 490 architectural practices in the UK have recently signed a Climate & Biodiversity Emergency Declaration which includes a strong commitment to work to reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions.

Suppliers of building materials and products with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that comply to the EN15804 standard provide transparent and verified data on the carbon footprint and six other environmental impacts of their products.

In this webinar EPDs are explained and how the information can be used to make improvements in embodied carbon and other environmental impacts of a building or fitout project. The role of EPDs in product Carbon Neutral certification to the Australian NCOS Standard is also described.  The webinar is suitable for building owners, designers, sustainability consultants, procurement personnel, product suppliers and manufacturers.

Learning outcomes:

Understand the relative importance of embodied environmental impacts of buildings
Identify EN15804 compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and their importance in whole-of-building sustainability assessment around the world
Evaluate the role of EPDs in measuring and reducing embodied carbon emissions and other environmental impacts of your project.
Presenter: Stephen Mitchell – Chair, EPD Australasia. Read more about Stephen under below.

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.