Community Assets: Existing Buildings & Equitable Infrastructure

Presented by: Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Goody Clancy; Jamal Lewis, Rewiring America;

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 2.0 Hours

This video course includes English language captions.

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Course release date: July, 2023

Existing buildings are an untapped resource in addressing climate action, community resiliency, and livability. Through a series of case studies, this course explores the health of the built environment that supports our communities and why renovation and adaptive reuse compared to new construction lessens embodied carbon and promotes long term health and community vibrancy. Presenters explore how architects are uniquely positioned to utilize new tools in developing more holistic solutions to traditionally disparate silos of infrastructure improvement. Among the questions addressed: How do we find new life for existing buildings and demonstrate their ability to lower overall building emissions. How can sensitive building solutions to preservation support communal healing? How do we identify the most urgent needs and accelerate our responses?

After viewing this course, you will better understand the decarbonization benefits of renovation and adaptive reuse over new construction and how to apply new tools to create healthier environments.

Course Prices: $40 AIA members, $60 non-members (or purchase the 4-part series and save more than 20%)

This course has English language captions.

(This course is licensed for viewing to a single individual. For discounted group viewing rates, please email Melissa@aecKnowledge.com or call 415.755.3058.)

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