Beyond Measure: Using LCA to Transform Projects and Products



Chicago, IL


Meghan Lewis

Date & Time:

11.15.2018 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Mithun associate Meghan Lewis for “Beyond Measure: Using LCA to Transform Projects and Products,” a session focused on the application of life-cycle assessment (LCA) to go beyond accounting and explore decision-making and implementation at every stage of the project, from conceptual design to procurement and construction. Attendees will leave with a set of guiding principles for minimizing embodied carbon and an outline of key windows of opportunity for maximizing their positive impact. Case studies include student housing, an office tower using LCA to optimize the design in pursuit of LEED v4, and the development and placement of new low-carbon concrete mixes that reduced embodied greenhouse gases up to 55%. Lessons learned will be useful in meeting the LEED v4 BD+C Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction credit.

Meghan’s co-presenters will be David Walsh, Director of Sustainability and Design Integration with Sellen Construction; Brad Benke, architect with McLellan Design; and Ryan Zizzo, Technical Director with Zizzo Strategy.

Date Posted: 11.15.2018