“Good design depends on informed material selection, balancing priorities to achieve durable, safe, and healthy projects with an equitable, sustainable supply chain to minimize possible negative impacts to the planet. ” AIA Framework for Design Excellence
Historic Preservation for Embodied Carbon Conservation
May 26, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm PT
Speaker: John Lesak, AIA | Page & Turnbull
Reuse of an existing building is a great strategy for conservation of embodied energy/carbon. Historic preservation can serve as a model for identifying avoided carbon impacts through improved building use or adaptive reuse. New digital tools are emerging that allow for calculation of embodied carbon in support of adaptive use projects. This presentation will explore strategies and methods for calculating and comparing the energy/carbon dioxide emitted for building treatment options in support of the Framework for Design Excellence.