Sunday, November 22, 2015

November updates

November's committee meeting included a presentation by Erica Fischer on the connection between fire engineering (particularly for steel structures) and sustainability. Performance-based fire design is rare in the US but common in other parts of the world. Spray-on fireproofing has a high cement content that results in large amounts of embodied carbon emissions.

Other news items this month:

King County adopts new climate plan, including 25% building energy use reduction by 2030.
151-page Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP)

New resilient design pilot credits announced for LEED v4:

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