• Strategies To Lower CO2 Emissions Using Concrete Masonry

Strategies To Lower CO2 Emissions Using Concrete Masonry

  • 13 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual

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Strategies To Lower CO2 Emissions Using Concrete Masonry

 Join us for a free lunchtime, virtual educational program.

Concrete Masonry Units are made with dry-cast concrete which use less cement than wet-cast concrete due to its’ unique manufacturing process. The resulting structure of the concrete enables the implementation of novel technologies which increase CO2 sequestration rates. These specialized CMU not only create an atmospheric carbon dioxide sink but they also use less cement - reducing embodied carbon two- fold.

The program looks at how these specialized concrete masonry units lower embodied carbon of structures and also discuss how thermal mass can increase energy efficiency even in colder climates.

  • AIA       1 LU/HSW
  • GBCI     1CE

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the aesthetic and performance options available with various concrete masonry envelope assemblies.
  • Understand the geologic carbon cycle, and how human activity contributes to climate change. Discuss different projection scenarios and mitigation strategies which include lowering the embodied carbon of CMU used in buildings.
  • Understand how concrete masonry can help build resilient, durable communities and how to lower operational carbon of buildings by utilizing thermal mass to increase energy efficiency.
  • Understand how and why dry-cast concrete masonry sequesters CO2, and cover strategies to lower the embodied carbon of buildings by increasing CO2 sequestration while lowering cement usage.

About the speaker:

Heidi Jandris provides technical and design services and is heavily involved in research for Jandris Block. She part of family business’s 3rd generation, grew up immersed in all things concrete block and worked as a welder at the plant before getting her BArch at Pratt Institute. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Sustainable Building Systems degree at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering.

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