Training workshop

Managing and Measuring the Carbon Footprint in Constructions

Distance learning mode — 100% online


Construction is one of the biggest and most environmentally impactful industry in the world. Leading to the creation of more regulations and legislations to reduce the carbon footprint in the construction industry. This is real today in Chile, thanks to the discussion for the National Strategy of Carbon Footprint in the Construction Industry and the demands of the Ministry of Public Works who considers the carbon footprint within their calls for tenders.

Business and clients are demanding more sustainable and low environmental impact buildings, so understanding and taking action in the design and construction of low carbon buildings boosts market competitiveness.

The course Managing and Measuring the Carbon Footprint in Constructions will teach you how to use the Carbon footprint to make decisions in the design, construction and management of low carbon buildings, which will bring benefits to the environment and a great competitive advantage for you and your business.


In this course, you'll learn how:

  • Comply with the new regulations: Avoid possible fines or sanctions and win business advantage.
  • Save costs: Sustainable buildings can help reduce long term costs in terms of energy, construction and maintenance of a building.
  • Gain skills that are in high demand: Acquire the essential skills to guarantee a working future within the growing market of sustainable buildings.
  • Contribute to the environment: Help reduce greenhouse gases emissions and contribute to the fight against climate change.

Who is this course for?

Architects, civil or construction engineers, construction project managers and anyone who wish to gain competitive advantage in designing and constructing low carbon buildings and facilities.

Course Objectives

The course Managing and Measuring the Carbon Footprint in Constructions main objective is to teach students the skills necessary to face the challenges of climate change within the construction industry.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Gain a conceptual framework regarding carbon footprint;
  • Be capable of identifying the most adequate methodologies to measure the carbon footprint in the construction sector;
  • Gain insights to manage the carbon footprint in the life cycle of construction projects.

What you won't learn in the course

The objective of this course is to deliver the tools needed to meet the requirements related to the carbon footprint in construction. This is NOT a complete course to learn carbon footprint measurement. The student will be able to lead a study, interpret the results and manage the carbon footprint of a construction project. If what you want is a course to learn how to calculate the carbon footprint in construction, do contact us in the following link!


The course will be divided in 10 classes synchronous with active interaction of the students. We encourage the participants to make questions and share ideas. Some of the sessions will entail a practical exercise to implement the knowledge learned.

The contents will be the following:




Normativa chilena sobre el Cambio Climático en la Construcción.


Introducción al Cambio Climático y Huella de Carbono.


Declaraciones Ambientales de Producto para conocer la Huella de Carbono de materiales de construcción.


Metodología para calcular la Huella de Carbono.


Calculadoras de Huella de Carbono.


Práctica del Cálculo de Huella de Carbono – Objetivo y alcance.


Práctica del Cálculo de Huella de Carbono – Interpretación.


Acciones para reducir la Huella de Carbono en la construcción.


Sistemas de Medición Reporte y Verificación (MRV).


Brechas, Desafíos y Oportunidades para la Huella de Carbono en Proyectos de Construcción.

Sessions recordings

All classes will be recorded and available to watch later on; however, the course is thought to be efficient and most of the work will be done during the classes with little activities outside the sessions, therefore assistance is vital. If you miss a class (accidents or emergencies can happen, we understand) you must check on the recording before the following class..


After each session, we'll send you a short quiz, of about 5 questions, to assess what you learned during class. We'll also ask for brief feedback on the session. This information will allow us to adjust the following classes in order to enhance them and adjust appropriately to the learning styles of the participants.

Certification Requirements

Upon completing the course, we'll issue you a certificate for your participation.
The requirements to obtain the certificate are:

  • Complete all the activities of the workshop, including evaluations.
  • A 75% assistance to classes.



Pia Wiche

International expert in sustainability and carbon footprint. Co-author of the Chilean Carbon Neutral norm. Editor and co-author of the State of the art of Carbon Footprint for Constructions. Technical expert of the Chilean Carbon Footprint in Construction Committee, where she promoted the National Strategy of Carbon Neutrality for Construction. Lecturer of the Carbon Footprint course for MOP and also lecturer for the 16 national workshops about Climate Change in Chile during COP25.


Danilo Granato

Sustainable Business expert. Co-author of the State of the art of Carbon Footprint for Constructions. Lecturer of the Carbon Footprint course for MOP and coordinator of the 16 national workshops about Climate Change for Businesses and Public during COP25.

Opinions of previous versions

"It's a clear and didactic course that focuses in the most important content regarding carbon footprint."

Victor Reyes Gonzalez

Highway Administration (MOP)
"I loved that they applied the concepts in examples for construction. Well up-to-date regarding the context in Chile."

Carla Bardi Alvarado

General Administration of Architecture (MOP)
"It elucidates the basic context related to the carbon footprint (exemplifies theoretically and practically) and its estimation considerations."

Elias Luengo

Under secretariat of Public Works (MOP)
"I liked the way you learn how to take on projects and add value to the decision-making process."

José Tramon Cardenas

Airport Management (MOP)
"It's excellent and very didactic, they noticeably cared that every student learned the contents."

Gonzalo Galleguillos Castro

Under secretariat of Public Works (MOP)
"I liked how clear the lecturers were, that all concepts were relevant and gave examples of it."

María Paola Orellana Peña

General Management of Public Works (MOP)

General Information






Zoom (The link will be the same for every class).


$600.000 CPL that includes:

  • 20 hours of synchronous classes;
  • Promptly answers to any questions during the course;
  • Short exercises to learn and practice the contents;
  • Access to recordings and extra materials;
  • Certificate of participation to demonstrate yours (if the requirements are met).

Payment methods:


  • Web payment with debit or credit card (with installments as per each Bank conditions).