When looking at the environmental impact of a building, it is important to assess every stage of the environmental life cycle: from material extraction to product manufacturing, to building operations and maintenance, through end-of-life. Concrete offers environmental attributes that help reduce overall environmental life cycle impacts of a building. This course explores how life cycle assessment can be used to measure and lower the environmental impacts of buildings.
Roofing Options is a review of the many different roof system options available to the designer. It provides a basic examination of the most common types of low-slope commercial roofing systems including each system’s strengths and weaknesses, life cycle expectations, installation and cost considerations, energy conservation impacts and other sustainable considerations.
LEED v4 raises the bar on green buildings and leadership. This session will describe the goals of the rating system and key areas where it’s driving market transformation.
The session will discuss quantifying green lease benefits and return on investment, increasing asset value, and improving tenant satisfaction. This session goes beyond the basics of green leases and dives into specific'culprit clauses' that are frequently struck or altered in leases. Discussion will include energy efficiency, net-zero energy in leases, the challenges of solar installations and power purchase agreements, and impacts on tenant space use and wellness, including efforts to meet LEED ID+C and WELL Building Standard requirements.
The panel will discuss domestic and global water conservation from various viewpoints including: industrial/manufacturing facilities, offices, data centers, and homes. They will share experiences on how to measure/benchmark water usage in different building types, understand a site's water balance, determine goals for water impact reduction and discover methods to implement water conservation measures (WCMs) including LEED tactics in commercial, industrial and residential applications.
National parks are in the middle of the largest building boom in history, a wave of resilient and sustainable construction, while building for a carbon constrained and uncertain climate-changing world. This course looks at the demand is to build resilience and address climate change while providing ever-growing numbers of guests who want and value the park experiences.
In this session, we will present a case study on the visionary Hassalo on Eighth project located in Portland, Oregon. The project boasts one of the largest building greywater and blackwater recycling systems in the United States. Greenbuild 2016 will mark the development’s one-year anniversary, offering a timely opportunity to share its story.
In this session, a panel of leading industry experts will discuss how PVC has evolved, open a debate on the material's future in built environment applications, and consider the improvements being made to address long standing environmental and human concerns. The panel represents a wide variety of opinions on the subject of PVC use.
Multifamily housing has a very specific set of needs often been overlooked by traditional mitigation guidance. With support from HUD, Enterprise Community Partners developed the Strategies for Multifamily housing resilience to help building owners make climate smart building investments in their facilities. The presentation team will be drawing on best practices in the field, which will include recent case studies of constructed resilient multifamily housing in a variety of cities around the country.
Led by an architect, urban farmer, and landscape architect who have devoted their careers to building green space and sustainability into New York City's landscape, this presentation will explore the realities, opportunities and challenges of rooftop agriculture in New York and beyond.