When: Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us as we discuss the sustainability of masonry construction and how it correlates with low-carbon building initiatives and technologies used to analyze embodied and operational carbon. We will highlight the significant role of EPDs and LCAs in providing transparent information to make better decisions to lower embodied carbon emissions, thereby contributing to the reduction of global greenhouse gases. Gain insights from industry leaders in the space on past assessments and real-world case studies involving masonry. Discover the essential resources and methodologies that will enable you to utilize masonry as a key element in building a sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and its importance in sustainability.
  • Identify key factors to consider when selecting masonry materials for sustainable construction, such as locally sourced materials and recycled content.
  • Identify quantitative and qualitative data resources for sustainability and low carbon approaches.
  • Break down the stages of a typical LCA, including raw material extraction, production, transportation, construction, and end-of-life considerations.


About the Speaker
Vaclav Hasik
Program Director, Building Transparency

Vaclav Hasik is a Program Director at Building Transparency, a non-profit organization behind the EC3 Tool, tallyLCA, and tallyCAT. Vaclav works on methodology, data quality, and LCA research supporting all three tools. Vaclav was previously a sustainability analyst and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert at Urban Fabrick, where he managed projects pursuing LEED certification and helped design teams address embodied carbon through whole-building LCAs. Vaclav also worked as a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was involved in university-wide carbon accounting, sustainability planning, and research on data and methods for LCA of buildings. He is an active member of the Carbon Leadership Forum and a founder of its San Francisco Bay Area hub.

About the Speaker
William Paddock
Managing Director, WAP Sustainability Consulting

William Paddock is the founder & managing director of WAP Sustainability, a leading provider of sustainability services that include carbon accounting, lifecycle assessments, toxicological assessments, product transparency programs, and supply chain sustainability services. Paddock is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Environmental Science and earned his MBA from The Institute for Sustainable Practice at Lipscomb University where he is now an Adjunct Professor. He is a certified professional in GHG Management by the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and EcoCanada (EP(ghg)), a trained service provider for The Sustainability Consortium and is certified in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting protocol. Paddock serves as an EcoSystem Partner for the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) - Living Product Challenge (LPC), is current-chair of the LEED Materials and Resource Technical Advisory Committee (MR TAG). Paddock also is a Board Member of the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) and supports the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) as a member of its Technical Committee.