Green Buildings 101 [F-17-28]

Presenter: Erik Backus
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 10:30 AM 09/26, 10/03

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“Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction” (US Environmental Protection Agency). During these two sessions, the presenter will talk about what is a “green” building and how you can make your home into one.

Erik Backus is the Howard E. Lechler Endowed Director of the Construction Engineering Management Program at Clarkson University. Erik teaches courses and does research work in an array of topics related to the built environment including: sustainability, resilience, and life-cycle thinking about infrastructure and buildings. He serves on Clarkson’s Sustainability Committee and is an affiliate faculty member in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Erik is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, serving as the Design Engineer for the 411th Engineer Brigade, and as the Vice Chair for the Market Leadership Advisory Board of the Upstate NY Chapter of the USGBC.

Cap: 50

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