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Introduction to Building Decarbonization (MENA)

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Introduction to Building Decarbonization (MENA)

Course Description

Introduction to Building Decarbonization demystifies the primary sources of carbon emissions in buildings and explains the key drivers for decarbonization. The course focuses on the framework of decarbonization—including key definitions and distinct scopes that drive sustainable practices. Learn about ASHRAE's role in disseminating vital decarbonization insights, emphasizing the urgency of combatting climate change, and pinpointing any given building’s substantial contribution to energy-related carbon emissions.

The course explores the complexities of building carbon emissions, including on-site combustion, construction-related sources, and refrigerant leakage. Other covered topics include the principles of building decarbonization, harmonizing occupant well-being, environmental stewardship, and the nature of direct and indirect emissions. The course concludes on the topic of sustainable building innovation—setting a foundation of best practices for a decarbonizing HVAC&R industry. 

Learning Objective:

  • Identify primary sources for carbon emissions in buildings.
  • Understand the need and rationale behind decarbonizing the built environment.
  • Cite primary available carbon accounting options.
  • Understand basic offset strategies.
  • Be familiar with electrification options and strategies.
  • Course Agenda

    3 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
    3:00 – 6:00 PM Gulf Standard Time

    • Introduction
    • Drivers for decarbonization
    • Metrics
    • Carbon in buildings
    • Offsets
    • Electrifications
  • Course Instructors
  • Fees

    Includes course admittance, Course Materials & Certificate of Attendance   
              $157 ($120 ASHRAE Member)

    Developing economy fees available. Click on register now to view or contact

    Group Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants at the same time and save. Email for group registration assistance.

    BONUS! 30% Discount on Grid-Interactive Buildings for Decarbonization: Design and Operation Resource Guide (Soft Copies). Click on register now to avail the offer.

    Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Learning Institute at least 30 days prior to the training date. Cancellations received 15-29 days prior to the training date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend the training or who cancel less than 15 days prior to the training date are liable for the entire registration fee. A substitute registrant may be enrolled at any time by contacting Member/Non-Member rates will apply to the substitute registrant.


Start Preparing for your Certified Decarbonization Professional  (CDP) Certification Exam!

While the Decarbonization course does not “teach to the exam,” it does help improve your understanding of the body of knowledge which the CDP exam tests. It is important to be aware that attending the course is not required to sit for the CDP exam, nor does attendance guarantee a passing score.

Certified Professional Decarbonization (CDP)

A 20% discount code will be provided by email after attending the Introduction to Building Decarbonization training. The discount code will be valid for 90 days after the completion of the training.

  • Standard CDP Application Fee: $595 ($395 ASHRAE Member)
  • Discounted CDP Application Fee: $476 ($316 ASHRAE Member)
  • Standard CDP Application Fee: $235 ASHRAE Developing Economy Member
  • Discounted CDP Application Fee: $188 ASHRAE Developing Economy Member

Learn more about the CDP certification.