TSA Technical Series: Life Cycle Assessment Workshop

Embodied carbon, defined as the emissions associated with the extraction, manufacturing, transport, installation, replacement, and end-of-life scenario of products and materials, constitutes a significant proportion of a building’s whole life carbon emissions. In Ontario, embodied carbon accounts for roughly 75-80% of total footprint, with the remaining 20-25% is made up by a building’s operational carbon. Given these relative contributions, developing an understanding around how to measure and reduce embodied carbon is crucial in curbing the adverse climate impacts of the construction industry. Assessing embodied carbon impacts, often done through whole building life cycle assessment (LCA), is a necessary step in a shift towards a more regenerative and lower carbon practice.

The TSA is excited to welcome Ha/f Climate Design for an in-person lecture and workshop session on LCA for practicing industry professionals. Following a theory-based lecture on LCA, embodied carbon, and related methodologies, participants will engage in a hands-on workshop, learning the basics of how to perform an assessment themselves. The event will wrap up with a feedback session, enabling attendees to present their findings and learn from other groups about insights and any encountered challenges. Participants will leave the session with knowledge of definitions, methods, targets and standards related to LCA work for architectural practices.

Please Note: Participants will need to bring their own laptop for this session.

We hope you’ll join us for our ‘Half Day with Ha/f’ — this in-person experience should make for an informative day! Spaces are limited so make sure to register in advance!

TSA Members, don’t forget to use the members-only promotional code for more than 50% off the regular ticket price! You can find the member discount code on the latest TSA Bulletin.





TSA MEMBERS: This event has discounted admission for TSA members using the discount code found in our most recent TSA Bulletin! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here.

OAA MEMBERS: This workshop is eligible for 4 OAA Structured Learning Hours. When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

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When 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST

Where Auditorium, Central YMCA (20 Grosvenor St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2V5)

Cost $30 +HST (TSA Members), $75 +HST (Non-Members)

About the Presenters

Kelly Alvarez Doran
Senior Director of Performance and Provenance at MASS Design Group
Juliette Cook
Ryan Bruer