Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Sustainability Academy
The transformation of the building sector is underway. According to the Carbon Action Network (CAN), embodied carbon will be responsible for almost half of total new construction emissions between now and 2050. The overall goal is to radically reduce and ultimately eliminate the embodied carbon in building materials and construction. Architects play a key role in advancing a better built environment through their work, while new products and approaches can help the profession to prioritize sustainability by reducing a project's carbon footprint and even by becoming a carbon sink that can help remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Josiah Stevenson, FAIA, Principal in Charge and Senior Associate Kevin J. Bell , with Leers Weinzapfel will present the Anonymous Hall project at Dartmouth College, part of a wider campus renewal plan. Metrics show the project is close to net zero energy use. The building was stripped to its columns and slabs to remove hazardous materials in the existing library walls before construction could begin. As a reused concrete structure in a cold climate, the choices of highly insulated terra-cotta-clad walls, triple glazed windows, and a photovoltaic canopy created a building with low embodied energy that approaches net zero energy usage. The facade system is first-of-its-kind in the US, comprising multiple advanced technologies including vacuum insulated panels, krypton filled triple glazing, metal mesh integral shading, and toggle-held structural glazing (2″ IGUs).
Eric Corey Freed SVP Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign will explore how the standard and outdated business practices are holding back the industry from innovating new solutions. We’ll examine the ways we eliminate or create blind spots to bold ideas and how to open up your company to engage in an innovation strategy to solve problems often assumed to be unsolvable. Based on insight developed working with Fortune 500 clients, we’ll share how organizations, companies, and municipalities can accelerate their plans for sustainability, climate, carbon, equity, or resilience, while addressing the organizational limitations of waste, inefficiency, and fear. Discover how to create an innovation roadmap to define the new normal for your company, customers, clients, and colleagues. We’ll explore the ways that traditional business thinking and industry standards are holding you back, losing you customers, and destroying your competitive advantage.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these innovative sustainability projects address several key issues.
- Describe three ways you can help with the transformation of the building sector to reduce embodied carbon in materials and in the construction process.
- Explain the difference between carbon emissions and embodied carbon.
- Understand how materials, design, and planning can increase sustainability.
- List two methods from the projects presented of prioritizing sustainability on your projects.