Glass Talk Episode #48: Embodied in Law: Caroline Butchart, Carbon Leadership Forum of British Columbia
May 5, 2023 By Glass Canada Magazine
A new world of sustainable building practices is bearing down upon us, with embodied carbon considerations pushing to the fore. Air/water tightness and insulating factors are so last century. Vancouver will begin asking for whole building lifecycle assessments on new builds this summer, with limits on the allowed embodied carbon coming within two years. Here to explain it all is Caroline Butchart, a structural engineer with a PhD in structural glass, who is the program manager for the Carbon Leadership Forum British Columbia, a non-profit group assisting the B.C. construction industry to meet sustainable building goals.
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