This video provides a high level overview of underground pipe infrastructure, from material selection to design and installation, and includes a life cycle cost comparison.

 

In a series of 3 short videos, RDH Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., talks about the key early design decisions that drive energy performance, the paths to code compliance, and the impact of thermal bridging on modern buildings. To download the presentation on these topics, click here

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng, explains the paths
to code compliance.

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng discusses the impact
of thermal bridging on modern buildings.

John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng. talks about the key early
design decisions that drive energy performance.

 

Featuring some of the most prominent influencers in the field, the 12-video series Construction Climate Talks (CCT) highlights some of the most important issues in climate sustainability today. Three of the videos are below and you can watch the remainder by clicking here.

Johan Rockström, Executive Director of the
Stockholm Resilience Center and Professor of
Sustainability, talks about the state of the climate.

Mike Putnam, President & CEO of Skanska UK,
talks about what has to be done to reduce carbon in infrastructure projects.

Roland Hunziker, Director of the Sustainable
Buildings and Cities programme at the WBCSD, on
how to redefine value and get businesses to
understand how to drive sustainable outcomes.

  

In a series of short "Q&A" videos, Dr. Straube addresses key questions on achieving high quality buildings, ranging from the implications of higher urban density on material selection to the top two misconceptions in terms of energy and buildings.

John Straube, PhD, P.Eng. on the implications of
higher density on material selection

John Straube, PhD, P.Eng. on the top two
misconceptions about energy and buildings 

John Straube, PhD, P.Eng. on the limitation of 
focusing on first costs versus value 

John Straube, PhD, P.Eng. on how "building it right
& maintaining it" is better for the environment

 

John Straube, PhD, P.Eng. on a challenge ahead: rehabilitating glass curtain wall buildings 

 

John Straube, PhD, P.Eng. on lessons to be learned
from the European experience 

 

Cement Association of Canada Director of Codes and Standards Rick McGrath talks about the substantial energy savings made possible by concrete's thermal mass and the other sustainability benefits of concrete.