How to Design and Procure Low Carbon Concrete
Presented by: Luke Lombardi, PE | Buro Happold; Dave Walsh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Dave Walsh Consulting; Brandon Wray | National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (1.25 hours of HSW)
AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.25 Hours
This video course includes English language captions.
Although this course provides valuable information about decarbonization, it is NOT part of the ZNCD program that meets the requirements for California license renewal.
The building industry is under constant pressure to provide low-carbon solutions. Traditional green building standards such as LEED started the movement, but more recent public policies have elevated the drive to low carbon building materials. Tackling the problem of embodied carbon, the emissions associated with building materials and construction, is crucial to meeting near term climate goals.
This session examines 1) how early collaborative decision-making and the use of performance-based specifications can empower project teams to include embodied carbon targets alongside cost, performance, and schedule to create a holistic bidding and procurement process that supports sustainability goals and 2) how well-crafted concrete specifications can lead to greater reductions in carbon footprint. Participants will be introduced to NRMCA’s newly developed Concrete Carbon Calculator that helps set carbon budgets to include in specifications.
Upon successful completion of a multiple-choice quiz, a Certificate of Completion will be available for download.
Course Prices: $0 AIA members, $25 non-members
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