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Arathi Gowda to Speak on Material Footprint Reduction at Construction Specifications Institute

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On Tuesday, January 23rd, SOM Associate Director Arathi Gowda will make a presentation titled "The 411 on: Reducing Your Material Footprint While Improving Occupant Health" at the January meeting of the Construction Specifications Institute's Chicago Chapter. The event centers on how to reduce the footprint of a building through the use of sustainable construction materials, while seeking to improve occupant health.​

In her presentation, Gowda will explain the concept of life cycle cost analysis, which evaluates products across multiple environmental impacts and compares options to design and construct more efficient buildings.​ John Mlade, Senior Associate at WSP USA, will join Gowda as a presenter.

At SOM, Gowda is responsible for developing and implementing environmental best practices throughout all phases of a project. She specializes in integrated design solutions that consider the impact of the built environment at multiple scales, from infrastructure to the embodied energy of building materials.

The 411 on: Reducing Your Material Footprint While Improving Occupant Health

January 23, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner included

East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, Illinois

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