2 January 2018 — The Masonry Society will host a webinar entitled “An Overview of the Role of Masonry in Sustainable Design and LEED v4” on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The webinar is part of the society’s 2017-2018 series presented on the second Thursday of each month from October through May.
Masonry’s strength and ability to withstand severe weather and fire are helping to meet new demands for climate-resistant building materials. Moreover, concrete masonry’s (CMU) thermal mass benefits can reduce energy bills and improve thermal comfort in buildings.
SMU’s Dallas Hall, the oldest building on a campus known for its distinctive Collegiate Georgian architectural style, is the first academic building on a Texas university campus and only the second 100-year-old building in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification for the operation and maintenance of an existing building.
According to a recent report from the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a non-profit dedicated to increasing the knowledge and use of green building in the home-building industry, the construction market has seen a 250% growth rate in alternative rating systems – systems other than LEED®.