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Building Green With Concrete

 

Next Course: To be announced

 

INTRODUCTION


This course provides detailed instruction on how to design with concrete to maximize environmental performance of buildings and project sites. It will help attendees utilize concrete building systems to design high performance buildings that conserve energy and maximize occupant comfort.

 

Environmental Attributes of Concrete

  • Historical perspective

  • What makes a building green

  • Market drivers

  • Green building focus

  • Life cycle approach

  • LCA assessment
    • Stages, phases
    • Operation and use
    • Recycling

  • Carbon uptake

Energy Performance of Concrete Building Systems

  • Conventional cast-in-place frame

  • Insulating concrete forms

  • Sandwich panels

  • Tilt-up

  • Interior and exterior flatwork

  • Building energy

  • Thermal mass

  • Passive solar design

  • Research and case studies

  • Urban heat island

  • Illumination

Prioritizing the Environmental with Concrete

  • Low impact development (LID) methods

  • Stormwater management and pervious concrete

  • Reducing embodied impacts of concrete
    • Carbon footprint
    • Recycled content
    • Supplementary cementitious materials
    • Return concrete
    • Recycled concrete
    • Recycled water

Concrete’s Contribution to LEEDv4

  • USGBC & LEED
    • MR Credit: Building life cycle impact reduction
    • MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    • MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    • MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
     

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

 

Architects
6.0 HSW Contact Hours, 6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
6.0 Contact Hours/PDHs

Building Performance Institute
3.0 CEUs

Contractors
Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states.


 

REGISTRATION FEE

 

$269

 

 


 

 

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