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Our Thirteenth episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondents Daniel and Julia.  This is the second episode of our two-part podcast series on sustainability. For this month's part two, we continue following up on our sustainability topic and tune into Academia and Science for their practical solutions.

Providing AEC experts with assessment methods to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings represents a large challenge over the past few decades. On one side, the topic itself is mainly beyond the designer’s expertise and tools, and the workflows lack the ability to provide quick and significant results for design scenarios and as-is assessment. Consulting with environmental engineers as experts takes time and money. Thinking of energy simulation, we commonly include operating systems and leave out production and fabrication processes of materials. In order to evaluate material selections, the Life Cycle Assessment has been identified by European policies such as the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM) to be THE method to make environmental assessment throughout all building life cycle stages possible and valid. 

In order to dig deeper into this topic, Daniel and Julia, interviewed Daniel's colleague at TU Graz in Austria, Dr. Marcella Saade, to provide us with deep insights on this subject matter. 

Some resources from this episode:

TU Graz press releases on Sustainability: 

Profiles and Contact Details Dr. Marcella Ruschi Mendes Saade: 


You can find complete episode show notes on the BILT Academy Website

Be sure to tune in for our next episode on June 24th, 2021, a technical podcast about coding.

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