Around 50% of carbon emissions from new build housing is caused by the building materials, the build process, maintenance and end of life – known as the Embodied Carbon emissions. These carbon emissions fall largely outside the scope of current regulation.

This course introduces social housing developers, their design teams, contractors and suppliers to Embodied Carbon and its relevance for future housing.

It provides participants with practical information on how to procure and undertake an Embodied Carbon assessment, what benchmarks can be set, which tools can be used and how Embodied Carbon can be reduced. Case studies and examples will illustrate how others have tackled Embodied Carbon within their organisations and projects, with a focus on housing. The aim of the course is to empower teams in social housing to minimise Embodied Carbon in new developments.

This course is delivered across two half-days by the authors of the Embodied Carbon Guidance, Jane Anderson (ConstructionLCA) and Katherine Adams (ASBP). It is delivered as part of the Forest Nation Center training programme.

Date and time

24 March and 31 March, 10 am-12 pm


£100 (excl. VAT). Discounts available for Woodknowledge Wales members and partner organisations.


This event is online. Participants will receive a link upon registration.

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Event details

Date: 24/03/2021 - 31/03/2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm