Launch of The Structural Carbon Tool
Date & Time

18 March 2021
18:00 - 19:15 GMT

Price
Free
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Launch of The Structural Carbon Tool

Lecture
Date & Time

18 March 2021
18:00 - 19:15 GMT

Price
Free

Availability Places available

Estimate embodied carbon in your structures and aid climate-positive decision making.

This evening lecture will provide an overview and live demonstration of The Structural Carbon Tool, an Excel-based carbon estimator developed by Elliott Wood in partnership with the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Will Arnold (IStructE) and Penny Gowler (Elliott Wood) will outline the background and purpose of the tool and explain how it can be used by practising engineers to aid climate-positive decision making.

Following a live demonstration of The Structural Carbon Tool, our expert panel will answer your questions on carbon calculations and use of the tool.

About the Structural Carbon Tool

The Structural Carbon Tool accompanies the IStructE guide How to calculate embodied carbon. It is available to all Institution members as part of our ongoing focus on tackling climate breakdown.
 
The tool enables users to quickly estimate the embodied carbon in their structure, and allows comparison of up to six options at once. It can be used to locate embodied carbon hotspots in a design, allowing a focused approach to reducing it.
 
The Structural Carbon Tool is aligned with BS EN 15978, BS EN 15804 and the RICS professional statement Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment. It is also aligned with the SCORS rating system proposed in 2020 by the Institution’s Climate Emergency Task Group.

Elliott Wood have donated The Structural Carbon Tool to the industry free of charge, in response to Construction Declares. The Institution has worked alongside Elliott Wood to align the tool with our existing guidance as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Concerned about your time zone?
The lecture will be recorded and available to view on-demand at www.istructe.org/resources

 

Speakers


 

Will Arnold

Will is Head of Climate Action at the IStructE. He leads the Institution’s response to the climate emergency, bringing this action into all aspects of our work including the publication of best-practice emergency guidance. Prior to his current role, he was a practising structural engineer at Arup for over ten years. He sits on the Structural Awards judging panel and is a member of the Engineering Advisory Group for The Structural Engineer.

Penny Gowler

Penny is Associate Director at Elliott Wood with over 15 years’ structural engineering experience and an interest in the sustainable refurbishment of existing buildings. As sustainability lead, Penny is instrumental in embedding embodied carbon analysis across Elliott Wood projects. She is passionate about low carbon design and circular economy principles and aims to drive structural engineering projects towards a lower carbon circular economy approach.

John Orr

John is a Lecturer and EPSRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where his teaching and research are closely linked to sustainable construction and improving construction sector productivity. He leads several research projects and has built a team around his vision for optimisation of existing and future infrastructure. He is a member of the IStructE Sustainability Panel and was elected to IStructE Council in 2020.

 

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Contact

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Supporting Resources & Events

Training

Learn how to calculate embodied carbon and take your first step towards reducing the carbon emissions associated with your designs. 

Publish Date ‐ 18 November 2020

Location ‐ N/A

Price ‐ Free

Guidance

An essential set of embodied carbon calculation principles for structural engineers looking to change the way they practice, in order to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.

Publish Date ‐ 21 August 2020

Location ‐ N/A

Price ‐ Free

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Free Lecture Evening Sustainability & Environment Climate change Video IStructE London HQ

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