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You are invited to a joint webinar on reducing embodied carbon in the built environment co-hosted by the Energy Efficiency Council and the Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA).

In the built environment, operational carbon has been the main character, however embodied carbon is the lesser-known sidekick lurking in the shadows.

Embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with manufacture of building materials, building construction, maintenance and repair, and end of life.

The construction industry is increasingly asking about the carbon intensity of building products, which provides an incentive for manufacturers to reduce their emissions. However growing this market requires a way of measuring and disclosing the carbon intensity of building products.

During this webinar, hear from local and global experts on the state of play of embodied carbon in Australia, what’s being done to address it, and what industry and policymakers can do to further action right here at home:

Professor Greg Foliente and Professor Thomas Lützkendorf, representatives to the International Energy Agency Energy in Building Communities (IEA EBC) Programme’s Annex 72 on life cycle impacts of buildings, will speak to global embodied carbon trends, the situation in Australia, and attributes of embodied carbon frameworks for consistency and transparency of reporting.

Ivana Brown, Sector Lead – Accelerating Net Zero Buildings at NABERS, will share NABERS’ recent work on an embodied carbon framework, and recent market research.

Cyril Giraud, Head of Sustainability at Holcim Australia and New Zealand, will share insights around measuring and comparing the embodied carbon content of building products through a case study of concrete.

The webinar will be chaired by Julianne Tice, Buildings Policy Advisor at the Energy Efficiency Council, and attendees will receive an introduction to the work of MECLA from Project Director Monica Richter.

What: Exclusive webinar: Embodied carbon in the built environment – Concrete outcomes for Australian industry & policymakers
When: Tuesday 16 August, 4-5:30pm AEST
Where: Online via Zoom – register here

We look forward to having you join us for this unique opportunity to discuss how industry and governments can work together to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment.


The Energy Efficiency Council is a not-for-profit membership association for businesses, universities, governments and NGOs.

Founded in 2009, the Council’s members are diverse, but are united by a common cause:
building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:

  • Healthy, comfortable buildings;
  • Productive, competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.