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Summary

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It has become widely accepted that decarbonization of our built environment by 2050 is essential if we are to achieve our goals of limiting climate disruption to manageable levels. This is no small task and will require an industry wide shift in how we design and maintain our buildings and where we set our priorities in doing so.

Digital approaches to design have evolved substantially over the last decade in both capability and complexity. This evolution has opened doors for new generative design solutions for addressing climate change mitigation at all stages of the building life-cycle.

In this presentation we will examine the issues of both embodied and operational carbon and their interconnection in defining a building’s total carbon debt. From there we will examine some exciting work that is being done to apply digital solutions to help us solve these wicked problems. This will include a look at design approaches for addressing embodied carbon in new construction projects, passive design, a generative approach to deep energy retrofits and a how digital twins can be applied for deep efficiency gains in the existing building stock.Learning objectives include:

  1. Understanding the relationship between embodied and operational carbon and their role in sustainable design.
  2. How embodied carbon can be reduced in new construction projects.
  3. An appreciation for the combined operational and embodied carbon benefits inherent in passive design and deep energy retrofits.
  4. What is a digital twin and how they can be leveraged for energy efficiency gains.

Who's Presenting

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Tristan Truyens

Building Performance Analysis Lead, Entuitive

Building Performance Analysis Lead, Entuitive

Biographie

Tristan leads the Advance Performance Analysis team at Entuitive and has been engaged in the thermodynamic simulation of buildings for over 15 years. Since migrating to the world of sustainable design over a decade ago, he has applied his talents to improving the energy efficiency of our built environment. Tristan excels at breaking down complex problems into digestible pieces; parsing the nuanced details of a building’s systems while keeping an eye on the big picture. He has contributed to the design of some of Canada’s highest performing projects including the country’s only Certified Living Building. Tristan is a licensed Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario and is certified by ASHRAE as a Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). He has also qualified as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) giving him a comprehensive understanding of not just high-performance building design, but also operation.

It has become widely accepted that decarbonization of our built environment by 2050 is essential if we are to achieve our goals of limiting climate disruption to manageable levels. This is no small task and will require an industry wide shift in how we design and maintain our buildings and where we set our priorities in doing so.

Digital approaches to design have evolved substantially over the last decade in both capability and complexity. This evolution has opened doors for new generative design solutions for addressing climate change mitigation at all stages of the building life-cycle.

In this presentation we will examine the issues of both embodied and operational carbon and their interconnection in defining a building’s total carbon debt. From there we will examine some exciting work that is being done to apply digital solutions to help us solve these wicked problems. This will include a look at design approaches for addressing embodied carbon in new construction projects, passive design, a generative approach to deep energy retrofits and a how digital twins can be applied for deep efficiency gains in the existing building stock.Learning objectives include:

  1. Understanding the relationship between embodied and operational carbon and their role in sustainable design.
  2. How embodied carbon can be reduced in new construction projects.
  3. An appreciation for the combined operational and embodied carbon benefits inherent in passive design and deep energy retrofits.
  4. What is a digital twin and how they can be leveraged for energy efficiency gains.

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