The AEC offers webinars aimed at educating engineers and designers on the advantages of and practical considerations for designing with aluminum extrusions.
Finding A Path to Decarbonization with Aluminum Extrusions: A Panel Discussion
This panel discussion, led by AEC's building and energy code consultant, Tom Culp, Ph.D., will assess aluminum extrusions' impact on GHG – the source and extent of that impact. More importantly it will explore both strategies that can be employed to reduce the embodied carbon of aluminum (particularly extrusions) and the practical challenges of fully realizing those strategies– both relative to embodied carbon and to operational aspects of the building. Moderator: Thomas Culp, PhD, owner, Birch Point Consulting, La Crosse, WI; Panelists: Chris Devadas, Director of Technology, Hydro Aluminum Metals USA; Bennett McEvoy, President, Western Extrusions, Dallas, TX; Patrick Muessig, VP of Global Technical Operations, Azon USA, Kalamazoo, MI.
Achieving Higher Performance Facades
It's easy to say we want high-performance facades for our commercial, hospitality and institutional projects … but often a challenge to bring this to fruition balancing the considerations of energy efficiency, occupant well-being, budget et al. This panel – all key players in achieving façade solutions – will discuss façade trends and the role that each of their specialties – glass, aluminum, thermal management, design, installation – will play.
Aluminum Extrusions, their Environmental Impact & Strategies for Mitigation
Aluminum is regarded as the third most significant source of GHG emissions in the construction industry, trailing concrete and steel. And while aluminum's GHG contribution is significantly less that those materials, it is important to understand how that contribution can by minimized. This webinar will explore aluminum's - and specifically aluminum extrusions' - impact on GHG: what is the source, and more importantly, what strategies can the architect employ to minimize that impact--both relative to embodied carbon and to operational aspects of the building.