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Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Cascadia Region Green Building Council

Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

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Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Doors open at 6:45pm, presentation from 7:00-8:00pm

While there is increasing discussion in various green building forums about the benefits of reusing buildings, until now few studies have sought to quantify the differences between the environmental impacts of building reuse versus new construction. This workshop will present a groundbreaking whole-building life cycle assessment study, "The Green Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse", which computes the environmental impacts related to materials manufacture, transport, construction, operation and the demolition and disposal of common building types and compares these impacts to those associated with building renovation and reuse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Grasp the basics of life cycle analysis as it relates to quantifying the impacts of building reuse and construction.
  • Understand why building reuse almost always yields fewer environmental impacts that new construction when comparing buildings of similar size and functionality.
  • Understand why the reuse of buildings with an average level of energy performance consistently offers immediate climate-change impact reductions compared to more energy-efficient new construction.
  • Understand why the quantity and type of materials used in building renovation can reduce, or even negate, the benefits of reuse.

Applicable for 1 GBCI CEU, AIBC


Registration for this event is free.

 

Presenter:

Mona Lemoine, LEED AP BD + C
Executive Director, Cascadia Green Building Council
Vice President, Education and Events, International Living Future Institute

Sponsors:
British Columbia Heritage Branch
Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Partner:
Vancouver Island Branch Collaborative

Have questions about Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse? Contact Cascadia Region Green Building Council

When & Where


Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
Canada

Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)


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