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*POSTPONED* Brick Revisited: Just How Green Is It?

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    Free and open to the public

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    2 LU/HSW AIA credits are available

What are the environmental advantages of brick? How does the material fit within the LEED rating system and how many credits can brick help attain? This presentation includes discussions about brick manufacturing (including embodied energy), life cycle assessment, and performance aspects of brick masonry. Also included are discussions on what LEED is missing and other features brick can provide to sustainable buildings.

Featured Speaker:
Steve Kegley, Endicott Clay Products

Steve Kegley is currently responsible for architectural sales in the Eastern US & Canada for Endicott Clay Products with 32 years of experience in the architectural materials industry, 27 years of that in the brick industry. He has served as a building envelope consultant to architects, construction managers, and owners/developers in the development of building envelope systems both laid-in-place and prefabricated. He is a certified presenter of BIA AIA Continuing Education providing architects valuable information in regards to designing and detailing with full and thin brick veneer applications through multi-media presentations. He is regularly involved in technical training programs for salespeople in the brick industry and serves on the Landscape Paver Council of the BIA, as well as, the marketing committee for the Canadian Precast Concrete Institute (CPCI). He has had certified training with respect to LEED and USGBC programs.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's exhibition Durable: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures. Durable uses four traditional architectural materials—concrete, steel, masonry, and timber—to illustrate the potential consequences of material choices made in the construction of buildings. The exhibition explores how durability may be the ultimate measure of sustainability in the built environment.

This event is in partnership with the lead sponsor for Durable, Spaulding Brick Company, Inc. This program and content is provided by Edicott Clay Products.

Lead Exhibition Sponsor

Spaulding Brick

Contributing Exhibition Sponsor

Goody Clancy

Exhibition Supporters

Architectural Woodwork Institute

Best Tile of New England

Consolidated Brick

International Masonry Institute

Jandris Block

Sunrise Erectors

In-Kind Exhibition Supporters

General Shale

Michael Green Architects

New England Forestry Foundation

Wienerberger AG

Special thanks to the AIA College of Fellows for supporting the research presented in this exhibition through the 2017 Latrobe Prize.