Ben Weil Speaks About Operating Buildings During COVID

Ben Weil Speaks About Operating Buildings During COVID

Ben Weil presented lessons learned in consulting with building owners, operators, constructors, and renovators working to operate safely and profitably in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Guidance from government and international health agencies as well as professional societies can be helpful but can also be confusing. This presentation provided some interpretation of the standards in light of recent evidence and provide some guidance in thinking through the best practices to minimize risks. Weil looked at short-term approaches to operations, and considered how investments to address covid risk now can pay off in the long-run by saving energy while providing healthier, more comfortable, more productive, and safer indoor environments. https://youtu.be/x4v757njYMA   Links Benjamin Weil, UMass Amherst, BCT Faculty Member  ...
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Tedd Benson speaks about a better way to build in the 21st Century

Tedd Benson speaks about a better way to build in the 21st Century

Tedd, founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, he was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through the decades, Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering, craftsmanship, and CAD- CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England and Japan. After having spent many years with the Bensonwood team developing processes, systems, logistics, and technology, Tedd went on to found Unity Homes, now a sister company, with the objective to make high performance homes affordable and normal. Today, Bensonwood continues to lead the industry, pioneering the use of Mass Timber and CLT’s in buildings large and small, and collaborating on innovative projects to...
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Robert Perschel speaks about how New England forests can mitigate climate change

Robert Perschel speaks about how New England forests can mitigate climate change

Robert Perschel is the Executive Director of the New England Forestry Foundation. His work has focused on large landscape protection, ecological forestry, climate change and sustainable forest biomass utilization. He is co-author of Climate Change, Carbon, and the Forests of the Northeast, Assessment of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines and New England Forests: The Path to Sustainability. Synopsis How we protect and manage our forest base will likely determine if New England can meet its climate goals. Robert Perschel will speak about the Forest to Cities Climate Challenge, forestry standards for both storing carbon and producing materials for buildings 6-18 stories tall. https://youtu.be/8pz0XyCs6u0 Links New England Forestry Foundation Forest to Cities Climate Challenge ...
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