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Reduce Embodied Carbon: Renovation and Adaptation of Existing Buildings

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Material Bank's "Design Your Impact" Series

Reduce Embodied Carbon: Renovation and Adaptation of Existing Buildings

1 x IDCEC Credit Offered to All Attendees

As building owners make decisions to renovate or build new, an approach that prioritizes embodied carbon impact, future user needs, and fiscal responsibility is key to achieving triple bottom line outcomes. In this session, the presenters will evaluate the renovation of science and laboratory buildings through the lens of embodied carbon savings.

Through a series of three project case studies, the presenters will share how they are developing a process to evaluate the benefit of embodied carbon savings at the early stages of design, alongside cost and future use. They will demonstrate how adaptive reuse can celebrate the building's unique character and history and mitigate environmental impact, all while while meeting contemporary needs of STEM teaching and research.


  • Maria Papiez, AIA NCARB, Director of Sustainable Design, EwingCole
  • William Smarzewski, RA, Associate, EwingCole
  • Conrad Talley, AIA, Principal, EwingCole

This session is brought to you by

The Carbon Impact Program is a free, exclusive Material Bank program supporting firms on their sustainable design journey. Program partners gain access to firm specific sampling impact metrics and customized digital tools to support sustainability education and material specification efforts. The program is available for firms with 10+ Material Bank members and requires minimal set-up and execution time. Click here to learn more.

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  • Guest speaker
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    William Smarzewski EwingCole

  • Guest speaker
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    Conrad Talley EwingCole

  • Guest speaker
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    Maria Papiez EwingCole


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