Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and carbon (CO2) neutral campuses are becoming more prevalent. We will look at how a variety of institutions are achieving these goals, discuss data on national trends, offer first-hand experience in the pursuit of ZNE buildings and CO2 neutral campuses, and predict what's next.
During this session we will discuss the ways different cities across the U.S. are supporting the integration RH&C technologies into local markets. Panelists will talk about the methods they've used to analyze market opportunities, develop strategic partnerships, and advance thermal decarbonization programs and policies.
Harvard University and Google will share their experiences and lessons learned from being at the forefront of a national movement to make building materials healthier.
Continuous evolution of project types coupled with innovative partnerships between facility owners, utility companies, and IoT companies are transforming how we identify, achieve and sustain energy efficiency. Following this approach, MIT's Efficiency Forward Program has achieved savings of 55 Million kWh and 1.5 Million therms. Come learn how.
A revolution in technologies in both the parking and transportation industries offers parking asset owners the opportunity to steer and accelerate the adoption of sustainable and healthy mobility choices. See how Stanford University, Brookfield, and other owners are leading the transformation through the Parksmart All-In certification program.
This session will feature case studies and lessons learned from renowned hotel owners and sustainability consultants that are driving utility cost reduction programs in the hospitality industry at the property-level and across national hotel brands, from budget hotels to five-star luxury resorts.
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.
During this course, we will discuss what resiliency means in our built environment. It will continue on to discuss why this topic has risen to its level of importance today. We will also talk about some of the design aspects related to resiliency. Finally, this course covers the performance characteristics we should look for in resilient design.
Cracked concrete can lead to safety issues, water leakage, durability problems, shortened service life, poor aesthetics, and costly repairs. Minimizing cracking is a challenge, but fortunately, there are options to minimize and control concrete cracking. Concrete cracks because it fails in tension; and a common cause is shrinkage. This presentation will describe typical influencing factors that lead to concrete shrinkage, plus options and construction practices that can mitigate shrinkage to control cracking. This presentation will provide information that architects, engineers, and specifiers can use to enhance project specifications to help ensure more sustainable, and durable concrete construction.
This course will address the need for joints in concrete, while reviewing and explaining the current joint spacing recommendations. It will highlight the different options for extending joint spacing by showing some example projects. This course will also discuss the theory for using extended joint spacing in concrete slabs today.