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How site-specific EPDs help optimize designs and drive down embodied carbon, Tech Talk with Kingspan.

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About This Program

Even though Environmental Product Declarations have been around since the end of the 20th century, many of today’s EPDs rely on industry averages. With the industry’s commitment to sustainability and the rise in building certifications such as LEED, some building product companies are striving to create product-specific EPDs so architects and other sustainability decision-makers can better understand the exact carbon impact of their product selections. Even though Environmental Product Declarations have been around since the end of the 20th century, many of today’s EPDs rely on industry averages. With the industry’s commitment to sustainability and the rise in building certifications, lets talk about why Kingspan and other leading product manufacturers are striving to create product-specific EPDs so architects and other sustainability decision-makers can better understand the exact carbon impact of their product selections. 

Session Takeaways

  • You'll understand what the real issues are with the average numbers used in EPDs.
  • Why isn’t granular data reported in all EPDs
  • Understand how to make informed product decisions with today’s EPDs.
  • Learn how firms can set embodied carbon baselines in their specifications.

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Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

General Project Delivery
Design/Engineering
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification

Contributors

  • Brent Trenga, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

    Brent has truly run the construction industry gamut serving in various roles including Architect, Developer and even project owner, allowing him to fully understand the sustainability ecosystem. As Sustainability Director for Kingspan North America, Brent is committed to reducing the environmental impact of business operations, products and services through continuous improvement and environmental transparency.

    Since 2015 Brent has led Kingspan North America’s material health and transparency program while driving a culture of Healthier Building, Healthier Planet, Healthier People across Kingspan’s global footprint.

    Brent also leads Kingspan’s Planet Passionate program looking after the America’s, supports strategic planning for the business development group and provides insight on current and future sustainability initiatives keeping Kingspan at the forefront of our industry.

June 27, 2023
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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