Sustainable Design Reflects Renewed Mission of HARC

16 October 2017
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Dirk Kestner — Walter P Moore’s Director of Sustainable Design — performed a Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBLCA) to evaluate multiple structural systems and developed a strategy to reduce the embodied CO2 of the structural and enclosure systems by 20%.

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) desired a headquarters building designed to not only provide office space, but to also serve as an educational tool for sustainable technologies. HARC leadership worked with Walter P Moore and their director of sustainable design, Dirk Kestner, to perform a whole-building life-cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate multiple structural systems from the very outset of the building design process—and a steel frame with a minimized amount of concrete was proven to reduce carbon emissions. MORE...

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