Minimising Embodied Carbon Course

Date: 24th & 31st March   Time: 10:00-12:00   Location:

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 sessions by the authors of new, comprehensive embodied carbon guidance; ASBP board member Jane Anderson (ConstructionLCA) and ASBP Technical Associate, Katherine Adams. It is delivered as part of the Forest Nation Center training programme.

Course content

The course includes theoretical input as well as practice elements, such as

  • How to procure and undertake an Embodied Carbon assessment
  • Embodied Carbon benchmarks
  • How to reduce Embodied Carbon
  • Tools for day-to-day use on projects
  • Case studies and examples
  • References for further information

Dates and time

24th March and 31st March, 10:00-12:00


  • £60 – Woodknowledge Wales members
  • £80 – ASBP members and members of WKW partner organisations (Building Performance Network, Good Homes Alliance, Passivhaus Trust)
  • £100 – General admittance

All prices exclusive of VAT.

Access and Booking

This event will be held online via Zoom. Participants will receive a link upon registration.


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