13:00 Welcome and introduction from the webinar chair – Jane Anderson, ConstructionLCA and ASBP Board member
13:20 An introduction to TM65: A new methodology for calculating embodied carbon in building services – Louise Hamot, Global Lead of Life Cycle Research, Elementa Consulting and Yara Machnouk, Environmental Design Engineer, Elementa Consulting
The purpose of the TM65 guide is to help industry take a first step together to evaluate embodied carbon emissions in MEP design, alongside operational carbon emissions. The intention is that consultants and engineers that use this guidance will feedback their findings to CIBSE on the embodied carbon of MEP products. This will help to inform further iterations of this guide, as well as establishing guidance on actions that reduce the embodied carbon associated with MEP systems.
TM65 provides guidance on how to use environmental product declarations (EPDs) for MEP products. Where EPDs are not available, the document provides guidance on how to estimate the embodied carbon of MEP products.
Links from the chat
- Improving Consistency in Whole Life Carbon Assessment and Reporting – http://bitly.com/carbondefinitions
- Defining and Aligning: Whole Life Carbon & Embodied Carbon – https://www.leti.london/carbonalignment
- Built Environment Summit: Open call for climate action research – https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/knowledge-landing-page/built-environment-summit-open-call
- ASBP EPD workstream – https://asbp.org.uk/workstream/environmental-product-declarations
- TM65: Embodied carbon in building services: A calculation methodology https://www.cibse.org/knowledge/knowledge-items/detail?id=a0q3Y00000IPZOhQAP
- EGG lighting – https://www.egglighting.com/egg-circular/
- Environmental and health data – www.inies.fr
- ASBP briefing paper, where to find EPD – https://asbp.org.uk/briefing-paper/epd-where-to-find
- Understanding the importance of Whole Life Carbon in the selection of heat-generation equipment https://www.elementaconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Whole-Life-Carbon-of-heat-generation-April-23.04.19.pdf