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Wells Webinar - Understanding Carbon Reduction Strategies: The Impact of Precast on Life-Time Carbon Footprint
Understanding and reducing our carbon footprint is at the forefront of designer and builder discussions regarding material selection and project impact. Identifying the net carbon impact, and subsequent methods for reduction can be a complex strategy to understand. Wells has teamed with national sustainability consultant Emily Lorenz, to walk you through understanding the life cycle of carbon in prefabricated concrete. Wells SVP of Quality, Steve Kloos and SVP / CSO, Kimberly Wacker will join the discussion to share how prefabricated concrete manufacturing is addressing the carbon neutrality challenge. Join us September 29th to learn more.

Prefabricated building solutions, production and manufacturing methods are responding and adjusting to support the carbon emission movement. By implementing new technologies or reinventing traditional construction methods, there are many ways to reduce your next building’s long-term environmental impact. Earn CEU credits as you dive into an understanding of carbon neutrality and some key ways it is being addressed in prefabricated concrete manufacturing.

Sep 29, 2022 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Emily Lorenz, PE, F-ACI
Emily Lorenz is an independent consultant in the areas of LCA, EPDs, PCRs, green building, and sustainability. She serves as an engineer in the areas of green structures and practices, energy efficiency, thermal properties, and moisture mitigation. Lorenz also specializes in building code and standards work and advocacy. Lorenz actively participates as vice-chair of the Envelope Subcommittee developing the commercial provisions of the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and as a voting member of several committees including the 2024 IECC Commercial Committee, the ASTM International Committee E60 on Sustainability, and the American Concrete Institute’s building code subcommittee on sustainability. She also serves as an expert to ISO TC59\SC17\WG3 Environmental Declarations of Products, and as a consultant member to the Envelope Subcommittee of ASHRAE 90.1.
Steve Kloos
Steve Kloos is Wells Senior Vice President of Quality and in addition to his oversight of quality standards, mix design and finish guidelines, he also oversees Wells manufacturing sustainability initiatives. He works with each manufacturing facility and individual regional requirements to develop and implement continuous improvement programs to drive standardization, production efficiency, product quality and waste reduction. Steve has been with Wells for over 25 years and brings unique insights to the company’s efforts to reduce environmental impact.
Kimberly Wacker
Kimberly Wacker is Wells Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. She is responsible for leading strategy and forecasting for Wells including facades team, product development and marketing and communications – identifying opportunities to drive out inefficiency in the build process to better serve our partners. She has over 25 years of marketing and business leadership experience and an understanding of the changing industry expectations when it comes to sustainability and carbon impact.