Mitsubishi Electric has released its latest CPD Guide, ‘Whole Life Carbon in the Built Environment’, and will be hosting a webinar on the topic on 4 July at 2pm.
According to a statement, Whole Life Carbon (WLC) is gaining prominence in the built environment as concerns grow about the environmental impact of buildings and the urgent need to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. WLC refers to the carbon emissions associated with a building throughout its entire lifecycle, encompassing both embodied carbon and operational carbon.
Embodied carbon accounts for emissions from materials and construction, while operational carbon stems from energy use during occupancy. The concept of WLC aligns with the circular economy, emphasising refurbishment and reuse to extend a building’s lifespan and reduce embodied carbon, the company added.
Delivered by Mitsubishi Electric’s product specialists, this webinar and the accompanying guide will examine the impact of WLC considerations on specification decisions, looking at some of the critical areas designers and installers should consider and questions they should ask when making decisions around building services.
Following the webinar, Mitsubishi Electric will also provide an opportunity to ask their experts questions directly in a live Q&A session.