Mini Sessions: GBES | Plant Based Buildings to Achieve Net Positive Whole Life Carbon
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Session Link

During this featured break, you can watch the following Mini-Sessions:

  1. GBES 
    • Learn about how GBES can help you pass your green building credential exam.
  2. Plant Based Buildings to Achieve Net Positive Whole Life Carbon
    • Speakers:
      • Padraig McMorrow, IBI Group
      • Ari Bose, IBI Group
      • Adam Weis, IBI Group
      • Kira Hunt, IBI Group
      • Michelle Roelofs, ARUP
    • The urgent need for solutions to mitigate climate change has motivated IBI Group to develop a prototype Mass Timber building using plant-fibre materials for structure, insulation, and finishes. This prototype building is a viable solution to reorienting the construction industry as a leader in the new green economy. Beyond this immediate solution we have charted a process for our system to utilize fast growing plant materials including bamboo, cork, cellulose, hemp, and straw, reducing demand for high-value non-renewable resources. The project included an investigation of biomimicry strategies to further improve the sustainability of the design. Our design supports circular economies, using regenerative local agriculture practices to produce bulk insulation materials that store CO2 in the built environment and soil. Our mass timber solution has a net positive carbon footprint, and is ready for construction in today’s regulatory and industry supply chain.