Can We Grow Carbon-Storing Buildings?

Presented by: Dr. Wil Srubar, III, Associate Professor of civil and architectural engineering and materials science at the University of Colorado Boulder

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1 Hours

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Course release date: July 2024

Wil Srubar, III, PhD, Associate Professor | University of Colorado Boulder delivers a fast-moving overview of the environmental consequences of current building materials, particularly steel and concrete, and their contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Wil guides us through new directions in material science, focusing on biomimetic and living materials, that reduce or store carbon, and takes us on a fascinating journal through nature’s most effective mechanisms for carbon storage that can be applied to the built environment.

After viewing this course, you will better understand how to harness natural building materials such as responsibly grown, wood, straw, hemp and algae-based products to reduce embodied carbon emissions.

Course Prices: $25 AIA members, $35 non-members (or purchase the 4-part series and save more than 20%)

(This continuing education 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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