- Gain and understanding of what embodied carbon is and why it matters;
- Develop familiarity with the current policy landscape with a focus on BC and North America;
- Make connections between embodied carbon and the circular economy; and
- Review case studies to understand how embodied carbon principles translate into practice.
- Though embodied carbon may seem like a new area of practice, it can be addressed through many well-developed aspects of practice.
- Work on embodied carbon is gaining traction with municipal and industry leaders.
- Prolonging the life of existing buildings is a priority to meet climate targets.
- With an integrated approach, embodied carbon is an untapped opportunity that is actionable across the building sector.
Researcher in Residence, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
Hannah Teicher, PhD, is the Researcher in Residence for the built environment at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) where she builds collaborations between academia, government, industry, and NGOs for applied climate research. Her work focuses on local climate action within a complex governance context, tackling issues such as embodied carbon and assisted relocation. Hannah received a PhD in urban and regional planning from MIT and a Master of Architecture from UBC. Before beginning her research career, Hannah practiced architecture in Vancouver with a focus on sustainable community projects.