Materials Management – Reducing Embodied Carbon

Explore the impact of embodied carbon in construction materials and learn strategies for its reduction through informed choices, efficient use, and understanding of material longevity. Probe into the environmental repercussions, examine its influence throughout a material’s life cycle, and acquire innovative strategies for its reduction.
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9 goal industry innovation and infrastructure
11 goal sustainable cities and communities
13 goal climate action


November 15, 2023


4 weeks

Delivery Method

Face-to-face or Online


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Why choose this course?

Position yourself at the forefront of a rapidly-evolving industry

Network with your industry peers globally

Drive policy change and transition towards sustainable materials management

Gain a competitive edge in your industry

Foster creativity and promote innovation in your organization hub

Identify investment opportunities and capitalize on emerging trends

Explore the latest strategies and technologies for sustainable materials management

Master design & implementation of sustainable materials management solutions

Support UAE and global agendas at COP28 beyond

course topics

Gain knowledge and acquire new skills through the following modules:

Understanding Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials
Formulating Strategies for Embodied Carbon Reduction
Applying Tools for Embodied Carbon Measurement and Assessment
Future Trends in Material Management for Embodied Carbon Reduction

key takeaways

On successful completion of this unit a participant should be able to:

Explain the concept of embodied carbon and its impact on the lifecycle of construction materials in the context of climate change.

Formulate strategies for embodied carbon reduction through informed material selection, efficient use, waste management, and consideration of material longevity in construction.

Apply measurement and assessment tools, such as the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), to track and reduce the embodied carbon of construction materials.

Analyze case studies of embodied carbon reduction in materials management and predict future trends that could further reduce embodied carbon in construction materials.

who is this course for?

Energy specialists.

Civil engineers, Interior designers and Architects.

Governmental professionals and Sustainability consultants.


Product designers.

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course instructors

SEE Institute courses are created and delivered by the leading industry and education experts, who are at the forefront of sustainable change.   

Our faculty comprises experienced engineers who possess practical knowledge and skills for creating sustainable cities and are making headlines with their innovative perspectives.

By joining us, participants have the unique opportunity to learn from and network with our experts, gaining valuable insights and connections that can benefit their personal and professional growth.

Dr. Mohamed Irfan

Program Director

Dr. Irfan is our experienced Program Director responsible for continuously evolving our curriculum to anticipate future developments and innovation.

He works closely with leading experts to expose students to diverse perspectives and uses unique innovation frameworks and strategies to help students move from concept to action, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth. Go from ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ with Dr. Irfan’s guidance and expertise. He manages programs with world-class faculty to provide students with the highest quality education.

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