Assisting architects and designers to achieve climate responsive and responsible designs.

Embodied carbon became an urgent issue with the Architects Declare movement and the World Green Building Council (WGBC) 50% reduction declaration. Embodied carbon is an overwhelming and complex issue. Our mission is to clarify and simplify the issue, and curate information for you in a design-ready manner, directly applicable to your design workflow.

The Footprint Company is proud to be a registered Refuel Provider with the Australian Institute of Architects, offering CPD presentations for both formal and informal CPD points. We currently have 1 seminar available as an on-demand, online tutorial, with more to come – see further details below.

CPD101: Materials Carbon Footprint and Low Carbon Design

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate design choices to achieve lower embodied carbon outcomes
  • Gain knowledge to apply the best carbon reduction strategy for a given project scenario (scale and stage)
  • Increase research skills to efficiently locate suitable carbon information resources for project applications.

Competency:

3.2 – critical evaluation in formulating design options.
3.7 – assessment and integration of construction systems and materials consistent with project brief.
4.1 – evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements.
5.5 – integration of materials and components based on an understanding of their physical properties.
6.5 – nomination of performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes and systems.

Cost: AUD $75.00
Course Duration: 1 hour
Attendance: Via Zoom
CPD points: 1 formal point

CPD102: Design for Adaptive Reuse and Embodied Carbon

Coming Soon

Cost: TBC
Course Duration: 1 hour
Attendance: Via Zoom
CPD points: TBC
CPD201: Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Coming Soon

Cost: TBC
Course Duration: 1 hour
Attendance: Via Zoom
CPD points: TBC
CPD301: Embodied Carbon in Materials Supply chains

Coming soon

Cost: TBC
Course Duration: 1 hour
Attendance: Via Zoom
CPD points: TBC

Common questions

We are currently only registered as a CPD provider with the Australian Institute of Architects, but we are working on becoming a CPD provider for RIBA in the UK and with the American Institute of Architects, as well. Check back soon for more info.

Our CPD courses aren’t just for architects! The information and research we provide in these courses can be used by all professionals in the building industry to help reduce embodied carbon in our cities and neighbourhoods.

Yes, our CPD courses are available to everyone.

The prices above are per person/ per session, and are listed in Australian dollars.

Our CPD courses are 100% online, so you can learn from wherever you are in the world. Instructions for viewing each seminar are sent to you by email after purchasing.

Our CPD courses are only available in English.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or are an institution that would like further information, please use the email form to get in touch.