Embodied Carbon in Materials - Data Visualization & Cost

Embodied Carbon in Materials – Data Visualization & Cost

ChuckLohre Greenbuild

Greenbuild 2020 session review: We’re glad clients are now asking if their carbon footprint will be lower if they don’t tear down the old building but renovate it. In early 2019, Gensler San Diego began working closely with Interface in combination with the materialsCAN effort to develop an embodied carbon case study. This initiative focused on reducing embodied carbon on …

Building Science Fight Club

Huber Presents: Airtight, Done Right: Simple and Efficient Solutions

ChuckLohre Greenbuild

Our editorial: Air sealing is a major way to improve the HVAC performance for existing buildings. Just a minor adjustment can have huge effects. We’ll be looking at ways we can improve the air sealing of the Contemporary Arts Center’s glass and concrete construction. From the session outline: “Since the 1990s, residential buildings have shown dramatic and consistent improvement in …

Simplifying Deep Building Retrofits with Integrated Systems

ChuckLohre Greenbuild

Integrated systems approaches are essential for deep energy efficiency. Indeed, they are a given for any net-zero building. However, they are challenging to implement in existing buildings due to the required level of expertise and effort to address them under existing conditions.  Simply put, it is not easy to implement integrated systems solutions in building retrofits and this hinders achieving …


LEED: The path to a regenerative future

ChuckLohre Greenbuild, LEED Certification Documentation, LEED v4.1

Carbon, Carbon, Carbon is the theme for Greenbuild 2020. You can now purchase Renewable Energy Credits to offset your carbon footprint. The push for Zero-Carbon in everything from materials to demolition will make it much easier for projects to be certified and really push the marketplace to take a new look at where carbon is coming from and how to eliminate it.


Creating a Living Laboratory: The School as a Teaching Tool

ChuckLohre Abby Randall, Greenbuild, Heather Hariston, School Building as a Teaching Tool, Sean O'Donnell

We’re particularly interested in the Green Building as a teaching tool since the Contemporary Arts Center is planning a new children’s education remodel on the sixth floor. We love to visit children’s science museums around the world and see how to enlighten kids’ curiosity. For the local Earth Day event, we’d love to have some fool proof electrical experiment modules …


Tarkett Presents: Aligning Stakeholders Around Circularity Ownership

ChuckLohre Greenbuild, Sarah Enaharo, Tarkett

The purpose of this session is to have three industry representatives (manufacturer, contractor, design, city) talk about how we can get to a future circular economy. What is commonly seen as a manufacturer responsibility will actually take ‘all hands on deck’ to achieve a future state where all materials during demolition are seen as a ‘materials bank’, and proper channels …


From ARC to GRESB: Harnessing ESG Data – Greenbuild 2020

ChuckLohre ARC, ARC Carbon Footprint, Arc Skoru, Chris Pyke, Contemporary Arts Center, Greenbuild

From ARC to GRESB: The power of performance measurement at both asset and portfolio levels within the USGBC programs. Many organizations struggle with managing sustainability data and using the data to identify meaningful insights and drive performance. We will be exploring how to utilize the ARC and GRESB programs, each with varying levels of granularity and differing types of data …

38 Things I Learned at Greenbuild 2016 about Green Building Marketing

ChuckLohre Greenbuild

Had a great time at Greenbuild 2016 in LA the week before last. I’ll share the highlights with you from an Eco Charrette I gave last week. Creating the Charrette was al lot easier because most of what I included from from the Greenbuild Green Building Marketing presentations. Enjoy. Green Building options for the project we are working on. The …

Solar Window - Electricity generated from a clear exterior window.

Solar Windows and How They Can Make Buildings Net Zero – Greenbuild 2019

ChuckLohre Greenbuild

At Greenbuild 2019 last week we learned about many new products that will help buildings to be completely independent of the energy grid. Most solutions included solar panels and battery systems. Of course you have to start with a very well designed building with particular attention to the details of insulation and air tight sealing. The following are interviews of …