EMBODIED CARBON IS IN YOUR HANDS - AN INTRO TO EC3
FEB 3, 2019
As the importance of embodied carbon become increasingly apparent, owners, designers, engineers, and contractors are turning their attention to information on building materials, so they can make informed, smarter choices. The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool was created in response to this. The EC3 tool focuses on enabling the building industry to easily access and view material carbon emissions data, allowing them to make carbon smart choices when creating reference buildings during design, and most importantly, during material specification and procurement efforts.
Join us for a hands-on workshop featuring an in-depth introduction to the EC3 tool by Stacy Smedley from Skanska USA, followed by a live demonstration of the EC3 tool led by Jeremy Shiman from WRNS Studio. Please bring a laptop so you can follow along during the demonstration and take part in an interactive exercise using the EC3 tool.
Stacy Smedley, with a degree in Architecture from the University of Washington, in Seattle, is the architect behind the extension of the Bertschi School Science Wing in Seattle, USA. The Science Wing has been certified as the world's fourth Living Building - making it a giant step on the Journey to Deep Green and the greenest Skanska building project to date. Stacy Smedley decided to join Skanska after getting to know the company that realized her vision.
Director of Sustainability
Jeremy’s interest in architecture is born out of a desire to combine technical precision and unbounded artistry with a commitment to creating a world that can sustain the pressures of human development. A dual degree in mathematics and music from Vassar College provided a solid foundation from which he could embark on his then unknown future endeavors. After getting his architectural feet wet at Columbia University’s summer intensive Introduction to Architecture course, he joined H. P. Rovinelli Architects in Boston and continued honing his drawing and modeling skills with coursework at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He then moved to California to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, with an eye toward Berkeley’s commitment to sustainable design practices. While earning a Master of Architecture from UC, Berkeley, he interned at JMJ Studios and WRNS Studios, ultimately joining WRNS full time after completing his degree. He continues to expand his knowledge of how the built environment impacts human health & wellbeing as well as climate change on a local and global scale.