Embodied Carbon & wbLCA
What is Embodied Carbon & Whole-Building LCA?
Embodied carbon refers to the carbon footprint of the materials used in a building and is quantified by using a method called life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA takes into account the embodied carbon emissions and other environmental impacts associated with each stage of the product's life cycle, from raw material extraction, manufacturing, and transportation to installation, maintenance, and end-of-life stage.
The embodied carbon of building materials is an important consideration in the design process, as the materials used in construction can have a significant impact on the building's overall carbon footprint. Whole-building LCA (wbLCA) modelling can be used to estimate a building's total embodied carbon emissions and guide design teams to make informed material decisions. Pairing wbLCA and energy modelling allows for a holistic approach to identify efficient strategies to lower the building's overall carbon footprint.
Our Embodied Carbon & Whole-Building LCA Services
We estimate the embodied carbon emissions associated with your design and provide guidance on how to reduce the embodied carbon emissions while keeping energy efficiency in mind. We provide embodied carbon and wbLCA modelling services for:
New construction projects at any stage of design and across all building types, including Part 3 and Part 9.
Green building standards such as LEED, CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Design, ILFI Zero Carbon Certification.
Compliance with policies and regulations such as the Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL) and City of Vancouver Green Building Policy for Rezoning.
Research projects that support the building industry in the pursuit to decarbonize our built environment.
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Sea to Sky Energy @ The Common
38016 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A1
Sea to Sky Energy work, live, and play on the unceded lands of the Musqueam/xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Squamish/Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and