Sustainable Design Using Precast Concrete
Owners and occupants increasingly expect their buildings to operate at a high level over a long life cycle while also being conscious of their impact on the environment. This course will discuss considerations for the holistic design and construction of sustainable structures that perform efficiently and offer occupants and communities safe, healthy, and useful spaces that can be effectively utilized over many years. We’ll examine LCA data and discuss ways precast, prestressed concrete can contribute to sustainable, durable, efficient, and resilient buildings.
Sustainable Design Learning Objectives:
- Define sustainability and material life cycle and examine how these factors impact the long-term performance of a building and the health of its occupants.
- Discuss LEED v.4, EPDs, and LCA, and examine how holistic design can impact the health, safety, and welfare of occupants and the community.
- Learn ways that precast can contribute to energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
- Understand the relationship between durability, resilience, and sustainability.
Credits: Approved by AIA CES for 1.0 LU/HSW
- AIA 1.0 HSW/LU
- Up to 1.0 PDH (self-reporting)
- Up to 0.1 CEU (self-reporting)
- GBCI 1.0 CE hour (self-reporting)
Meet the Presenter
Emily is an independent consultant in the areas of LCA, EPDs, PCRs, green building, and sustainable design. She serves as an engineer in the areas of green structures and practices, energy efficiency, thermal properties, and moisture mitigation. Lorenz also specializes in green building code and standard work and advocacy.