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The Environmental Impacts of Building Materials: A Primer for Comparing Concrete, Steel, Wood and Asphalt (Webinar)
May 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hosted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association | Build with Strength
AIA-CES: 1 HSW LU (1 Hour) | 1 PDH | 0.1 CEU
In addition to performance, budget and aesthetics, design professionals are now being asked to evaluate the environmental burdens of their design choices. Measuring the impacts of buildings, assemblies and products can be complex. Every design decision, from material and product selection to envelope design and construction can have an impact on the environment and the methods used to evaluate those decisions are still not widely understood. This article will address critical issues the design professional should consider as he/she evaluates the environmental impacts of building materials to maximize performance and deliver lasting value.
• Recognize how design decisions can affect environmental impacts of a buildings.
• Learn how the life cycle perspective when making design decisions can help create sustainable projects.
• Identify how critical issues such as land use, human health, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions can impact environmental performance.
• Understand how life cycle assessment can play a role in evaluating environmental impacts of design decisions.
Who Should Attend?
Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Developers, Building Owners and Product Manufacturers
Lionel Lemay, PE, SE, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability, NRMCA
James Bogdan, LEED AP, QEP, Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives, NRMCA