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MASS Design and Arup on material provenance and the climate crisis
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Mon 11 Nov 2019, 6.30-8pm
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For this evening’s lecture Kelly Alvarez Doran OAA of MASS Design Group and Richard Boyd MEng CEng MICE of Arup will be discussing the relationships between material provenance, embodied energy, and immediate actions the building industry can take to address the Climate Crisis.

Meeting the PICC’s 2030 challenge requires a radical refocusing of our efforts towards embodied energy and material provenance.  How can we choose between two different wall assemblies, two window suppliers, two doors, two walls, two structural systems? Assuming both options perform and cost the same, does either contain minerals and materials that were sustainably sourced, processed and transported?  Was either sourced and processed with fair labour? Does either option have half the carbon footprint of the industry norm? What is the norm? Kelly and Richard will use recent projects to illustrate methods to begin answering these questions, followed by a panel discussion focused on moving from declaration to action.

The talk will begin at 6.30pm and will be followed by an audience Q&A before concluding at 8pm.

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