Embodied Carbon in Real Estate

Currently responsible for 39% of annual global GHG emissions, with 28% of all emissions coming from building operations and 11% coming from building materials & construction, the built environment sector has a vital role to play in addressing the climate emergency. As a result of increases in operational energy efficiency, recent data from the World Green Building Council indicates that the embodied carbon portion of a building’s overall carbon footprint will become increasingly significant.

Join us on February 17th to explore what embodied carbon is, discuss why it matters and where it fits in GRESB’s 5-year roadmap. We’ll also present analytics from the 2021 GRESB Assessment, focusing on where the industry is now and where we have to go.

We’ll be joined by eTool, a software and consultant engineer for Lifecycle Design & Assessments in buildings and infrastructure, to discuss carbon accounting, benchmarking, and setting reduction targets.


  • Introduction | GRESB
  • 5-year Roadmap | GRESB
  • What is Embodied Carbon | GRESB
  • Embodied Carbon in today’s GRESB Assessment | GRESB
  • Carbon Accounting and Embodied Carbon/Scope 3 | eTool
  • Embodied Carbon benchmarking & setting reduction targets | eTool
  • Q&A | GRESB + eTool


  • Charles van Thiel, Director Real Estate | GRESB
  • Victor Fonseca, Analyst Real Estate | GRESB
  • Adrian Gilles, UK Business Development Manager | eTool
  • Henrique Machado Mendonça,  Co-Chief Executive Officer | eTool


This event will take place at:
2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

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