Experts on Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment
Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment refers to the use of environmentally-friendly materials in construction and architecture to create structures that are more sustainable and have a reduced impact on the environment. These materials are carefully chosen based on factors such as their durability, recyclability, energy efficiency, and their ability to minimize waste and harmful emissions during their production, use, and disposal.
The aim of using sustainable materials is to reduce resource depletion, minimize pollution, and promote the long-term health and well-being of both the environment and the people who inhabit these structures. Examples of sustainable materials include recycled and renewable materials, low-emission building products, energy-efficient insulation, and eco-friendly paints and finishes.
By incorporating sustainable materials into the built environment, building designers and managers can contribute to a more sustainable future by conserving resources, reducing carbon footprint, and creating healthier and more environmentally-friendly spaces for people to live and work in.
WPI experts on sustainable materials for the built environment can speak about the latest advances in this area and their research on the use of these materials in design and construction and on the development of smart materials that can alter their thermal properties to conserve energy and optimize people’s thermal comfort in buildings.
- Associate Professor & Director Architectural Engineering Program Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering