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Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity
Name: Embodied Carbon and the Case for Longevity
File: Davies Presentation Final 5-9-12.pdf
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Event: 2012 ICSC - SEATTLE
Speaker Name: Davies, D.
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Building longevity effects our carbon footprints in ways often overlooked. Thoughtfully planned cities with durable and adaptable infrastructure have the lowest long-term carbon footprints. Compare most any European hamlet to a U.S. suburb, the inner-city office to the low-rise office park, mixed-use retail to a strip mall; the carbon story is similar. The more thoughtful, controlled, and durable the infrastructure, the lower the overall carbon footprint. Investing in long-term, durable, buildings brings the opportunity and responsibility for thoughtful city planning and building not just for the next business cycle, but for many future generations. This presentation will bring an engineer’s perspective to longevity and the case for how we can lower our carbon footprint.

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