Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Building Materials: Energy Analysis of the Leopold Legacy Center

  • E13701 Levee Rd.
  • Baraboo, WI 53913
  • Phone: 608-355-0279 ext. 31

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center was designed to last at least 100 years; every design decision was made with a view toward long-term sustainability. The design and construction process lead to reductions in embodied energy and carbon emissions through material specifications and material substitution during construction. In addition, wood harvested and milled on site resulted in substantial reductions in embodied energy. This presentation will highlight design decisions that lead to significant reductions in the environmental costs of construction of the Leopold Legacy Center.

Layla Qarout recently received her Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her academic research concentration has been on sustainable design, specifically the environmental impacts of building materials, focusing on the embodied energy and carbon emissions of building structure systems. Qarout is currently part of the healthcare design team at Zimmerman Architectural Studios in Milwaukee, where she builds on her research by incorporating elements of science and technology into high-performance design, and material cradle to grave impact analysis.

This event is part of our Brown Bag Series – a 60-minute educational lecture over the lunch hour to stimulate your brain. Feel free to bring your lunch and multitask!

  • Times: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free