High Rise, Low Impact

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
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One Bryant Park
One Bryant Park, New York

The construction of a single tower will typically require thousands of tons of steel, concrete, and glass, and the carbon impacts associated with the extraction and transportation of these materials can be substantial. Join us in exploring the design and material choices that can be made to reduce the impact of these dynamic structures, shaping our modern skylines.

First, Bob Fox of COOKFOX Architects will speak to the design challenges and opportunities of tall and super-tall structures with a specific focus on carbon impact. Then, Andreas Tselebidis of BASF will discuss these same contributing elements from the material selection perspective, focusing on the concrete industry, one of the largest producers of carbon dioxide.

Robert F. Fox, Jr., AIA, LEED AP
Partner, COOKFOX

Mr. Fox is one of New York City’s most highly respected leaders in the green building movement. Widely recognized for leadership in sustainability and design excellence, his work has established him as an influential voice in the architectural profession, the business community, and in service to the public sector. Mr. Fox is also a long-standing member of Urban Green Council’s Board of Directors.

Andreas Tselebidis
Director, Concrete Technology & Solutions, BASF

In his role at BASF, Mr. Tselebidis is responsible for the initiation, evaluation and implementation of Green Sense Concrete technologies that address wide-spread concrete performance issues in sustainable superstructures. He has authored more than 30 technical papers in various concrete industry journals and has nine patents on concrete technology.