PPT Lunch and Learns

Overview of Lunch and Learns for the 2020 season.

The 2020 Lunch and Learn series is upon us and we are going to post information about past and upcoming sessions here. Usually bring-your-own-lunch and learn style but we are going digital as we all socially distance ourselves and flatten the curve.

Life-Cycle Assessment of Concrete
March 25, 2020

Concrete is the second most widely used material on the planet – only after water. The production of concrete – or specifically its main ingredient, the Portland cement – is highly carbon intensive leading to concrete often dominating the embodied carbon impact of our buildings. In this LnL, we will discuss the basics of life-cycle assessment and introduce a ZGF-developed concrete LCA tool that can help project teams optimize the environmental impact of their concrete structures. Presented by Baha Sadreddin.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the urgency of embodied carbon reduction
  • Understand the basics of building life-cycle assessment
  • Learn to perform rapid life-cycle assessments of a concrete mix design
  • Learn to optimize a concrete mix design by comparing a proposed mix to appropriate regional baseline/practices.

See Life Cycle Assessment resources and tools »

more soon!