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Towards a Photosynthetic Architecture

Renewable Buildings for the Circular Carbon Economy

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Free AIA Members / $10 Guests before 5/2
Late Registration (after 5/3): $10 AIA Members / $15 Guests
At the Door: $20 all
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1.5 CES LUs

We’re pleased to host visiting lecturer Craig White, RIBA from White Design, an innovative design practice and sustainability consultancy based in Bristol, UK. Developer, architect and renewable material entrepreneur, Craig synthesizes a number of roles to help deliver sustainable outcomes in the built environment. Craig is currently leading the work for a new model of community-led and financed housing to meet the housing crisis challenge using ModCell. Craig’s ambition is to recast our relationship with carbon from one of negativity to positive innovation. A wine and cheese reception follows the lecture.

About the Lecture:

The need to reduce CO2 emissions from the operational energy use in buildings is more pressing as we seek to mitigate the effects of climate change. As we do so, the ratio of  emissions embodied in the materials we use increases compared to those of operational energy. The use of biobased materials in construction allows us to tackle both operational and embodied emissions to degree not possible using inorganic materials.

The ModCell Straw Technology system uses this natural carbon capture and storage process (CCS) to exploit the physical properties of straw and timber to effectively build with carbon. ModCell’s use of renewable materials not only delivers a 90% reduction in emissions from heating and cooling, it also delivers an effective carbon capture and storage solution.

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