How to Leverage Piping Systems to Increase Building Sustainability

Start Date: On Demand Until December 14, 2018

Duration:60 minutes


When it comes to sustainable buildings, much thought often goes into the building envelope, the HVAC systems, solar panels, daylighting, and other high-profile areas. But what about the components that aren’t as visible? Though they remain largely unseen behind the walls, piping systems play an integral role in achieving sustainable design goals. Choice of piping touches several aspects of sustainability, including water quality, resource management, and even energy use. This webinar will educate attendees on how to leverage piping material choices to understand life cycle assessment, earn LEED credits, improve energy efficiency, and ensure occupant health.

Learning objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the role of piping systems in sustainably built structures.
  • Attendees will learn about life-cycle assessment for CPVC piping material and why life-cycle thinking is so important.
  • Attendees will understand how to earn LEED credits via piping material and design.
  • Attendees will gain insights on the potential future of piping and sustainability.

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Tom Attenweiler

Product Engineer, Lubrizol

Tom Attenweiler joined the Lubrizol Advanced Materials commercial team in 2016 as a product engineer providing technical support to sales and marketing as well as conducting business development for Lubrizol’s engineered materials platform. As part of his current role, he monitors sustainable building practices. He has helped craft LEED pilot credits within the Material and Resource category under LEED v4 and spoke at the Greenbuild 2017 International Summit on the topic of “Evaluating Buildings and Innovative Materials in Pursuit of Sustainable Design.” Tom has seven years of prior experience in chemical operations and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Terry V. Thiele

Director, Sustainable Product Strategies, Lubrizol

Terry V. Thiele has been with The Lubrizol Corporation for over 17 years, during which time his principal responsibilities have included strategic planning support and legislative/regulatory advocacy, with an emphasis on environmental matters. In particular, Terry has led Lubrizol’s growing involvement with environmental life cycle assessments. Before joining Lubrizol, Terry performed government relations and environmental policy functions for the General Electric Company and for AB Electrolux. Prior to that he spent 11 years in the federal government with service in the Treasury Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Executive Office of the President. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Princeton University and his juris doctorate from the New York University School of Law; he also is a graduate of the National War College.



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