USGBC MA Residential Green Building Committee Meeting: Sustainable Structural Concrete Innovations , 9/10, Boston, MA

  • 10 September 2018
  • Start time : 05:45 PM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Massachusetts Chapter
  • Event Location : 5 Milk Street, Room Edison, 16th Floor, Boston, MA, United States
USGBC MA Residential Green Building Committee
Event Description

At this month's USGBC MA Residential Green Building Committee meeting, Mark Webster from SGH will present on Sustainable Structural Concrete Innovations and other Structural Components. Mark will illusrtate how concrete is a significant impact to our planets carbon emissions. Some say about 7% of man made greenhouse emissions. However, there are new ways to mitigate the use CO2 in the process of producing concrete and Mark will highlight these innovative design approaches to concrete design. Mark will extend his presentation beyond concrete and other sustainable structural components in residential design.

Here are a few items Mark will cover:

1 - Future of low carbon concrete.
2 - Cradle to grave or a circular approach to structural materials.
3 - The future of prefabrication and structural components in housing design.
4 - Integration of wood/steel/and concrete in multi-family housing.

The Residential Green Building Committee is focused on improving the housing stock of the Commonwealth by championing green building practices in our communities. Join on the second Monday of each month to be a part of the movement. The committee’s objectives are to work to raise the awareness of the benefits of residential green building and remodeling and to increase the number of projects registering for LEED for Homes through education and outreach, focusing on the following:

Hold across MA, Lunch and LEED, education sessions and tours on topics such as Zero Net Energy, Deep Energy Retrofits and REGREEN
Help the community understand and implement LEED for Homes and residential green building, remodeling and retrofits
Ensure that our target markets are aware of available green building tools and resources
Partner with other Green Building Programs
Establish a collaborative relationship with a professional and/or community organizations
Develop case studies and green residential building content for the USGBC MA website

Committee Meetings
Please contact Bill Womeldorf ( if you are interested in joining this committee or plan on attending an upcoming meeting.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Massachusetts Chapter
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Mark D. Webster, P.E. (MA, CA), LEED AP BD+C

      Mark D. Webster has been designing, analyzing, and investigating concrete, steel, masonry, and wood structures for over twenty-five years. He is a founding member and current Vice-Chair of the Structural Engineering Institute’s Sustainability Committee. He led the development of the committee’s recently published technical report addressing the climate impacts of structural materials, "Structural Materials and Global Climate," and co-authored the committee’s “Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer.” He presently heads the Sustainability Committee’s Carbon Task Group.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Meeting

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