Events and conferences

MECLA Spotlight on Scope 3 emissions

The Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA) is holding a Spotlight on Mapping Scope 3 Emissions in the Built Environment on Thursday, August 24. “The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides standards, guidance, tools and training for businesses and government to measure and manage emissions across all parts of an organisation’s greenhouse footprint,” says MECLA. “However, […]

Events and conferences

NABERS talks emissions factors for embodied carbon

NABERS is holding a webinar about emission factors for its much-anticipated embodied carbon tool on Wednesday, August 30. Australia currently has no consistent method of measurement for embodied emissions. NABERS has worked in partnership with the Green Building Council of Australia and collaborated with industry and governments across Australia to understand the appetite for a […]

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Innovative building materials on show

The Material and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA) is promoting the uptake of low-carbon building materials through a new innovation competition. “The built environment accounts for roughly 40 per cent of global emission,” says MECLA. “Using lower carbon and innovative materials in construction is a crucial part of the decarbonisation journey for the industry. Companies […]

Public Comment

Greenhouse gas evaluation standard under review

ASHRAE and the International Code Council have announced that an advisory public review is open for a proposed joint greenhouse gas (GHG) evaluation standard. Proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Evaluating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Carbon Emissions in Building Design, Construction and Operation, aims to provide a methodology to quantify and document GHG emissions associated with […]

Education News

Expert guide to achieving net zero by 2040

UNSW experts have produced a guide to help the construction industry achieve net zero in the built environment by 2040, contemplating not only operational emissions, but also embodied carbon and the entire life-cycle of building materials. Race to Net Zero Carbon: A Climate Emergency Guide for New and Existing Buildings in Australia details information about […]

Events and conferences

MECLA shines spotlight on embodied carbon

The Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA) is hosting a Spotlight event on measuring embodied carbon, featuring industry speakers and panellists discussing present and future challenges and opportunities. Awareness about the importance of embodied carbon has been increasing in recent times, but one of the central questions remains how to measure it accurately. MECLA […]