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Kaleidoscope: Embodied Carbon Design Tool Workshop

Tue, 9/27/2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm



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Kaleidoscope is designed to supplement, not replace, whole-building Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) in the early design phases. Learn directly from Payette designers how to put Kaleidoscope to work on your next project!


Payette’s embodied carbon tool, Kaleidoscope, enables designers to assess various building assemblies for embodied carbon impact early in the design process without a 3D model. A recent update added ceiling systems to complement the previous assemblies of flooring and envelopes. Learn through demonstration and examples how Kaleidoscope can be used throughout early design and construction to make quicker more informed decisions regarding Life Cycle Assessments. Additionally, learn about the intersection of embodied carbon and Payette’s healthy material policy and how Kaleidoscope links them together for more holistic interior assembly selections.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to apply LCA tools early into design workflows and process
  • Assess LCA results for typical façade, flooring, and ceiling systems
  • Demonstrate strategies to reduce embodied carbon within assembly systems
  • Evaluate interior assemblies for the intersection of material health and embodied carbon


Workshop Cost

Member: FREE

Non-member: $10


Contact Marjorie Alexander with questions.

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Denise Blankenberger | Architect at Payette

Denise joined Payette in 2019 as a Designer. She earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Ball State University.

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Olivia Humphrey | Architectural Designer at Payette

Olivia joined Payette in 2022 as an Architectural Designer. She earned her Bachelor's in Architecture from Syracuse University and is a LEED Green Associate.

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