Two California bills were recently signed into law this month requiring companies to analyze and report on their GHG emissions—as well as their climate-related financial risks. Kathleen Hetrick, an Associate and Senior Sustainability Engineer with Buro Happol, recently sat down with us to discuss what these bills mean for architects.
A single lightning strike is hotter than the surface of the sun and contains over 1 million volts of electricity. When this immense energy hits a structure, the power surges through the pipes, building structure, and electrical infrastructure. These damages can be avoided with the proper design and installation of a lightning protection system.
To efficiently future-proof the building envelope in light of the new climate reality, taking both into consideration is critical. One vital tool in this effort, though often overlooked, is air and water-resistive barriers (AWBs).
Today we’re talking all things low-slope roofing. Kristin Westover is a Technical Manager of Specialty Installations for low-slope commercial roofing systems at GAF and here to talk about her upcoming webinar, "Low-Slope Roofing 101" airing on December 12th at 2:00 PM EST.
The latest 2030 By the Numbers report details the aggregate impacts of 23,276 project reported, including a 48 percent overall reduction in predicted (modeled) energy use intensity (pEUI) and 41.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided relative to baseline-equivalent buildings.