Choice of Materials & Waste Management

Choice of Materials & Waste Management

Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Ghaith Moufarege

Ghaith Moufarege is a Senior Sustainability Engineer at EcoConsulting since 2013 working on BREEAM and LEED assessments, as well as other eco-building services. He has led or been involved in over 40 projects in Lebanon and abroad ranging from small residential houses to large developments, comprising BREEAM Very Good and LEED Platinum assessments. In his previous position, Ghaith was managing ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 and LEED certifications for Oger International Beirut office. In parallel, Ghaith is also in the management team of Liban Trek, the first ecotourism company in Lebanon (founded in 1997), specialized in tailored-made hiking, trekking, and cultural tours. He is in charge of the business development of the company. Meet him on a hiking trail! Ghaith holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental & Chemical Engineering from the “Ecole supérieure de chimieorganique et minérale” – France – and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Seminar Content

GB08

Learn about the importance of selecting low-impact materials and how to choose between different building elements. What is a life cycle assessment and how it is used to make decisions during design, taking into account the different environmental impact categories?

See examples in the building sector for

-            lower impact & natural materials

-            local and regionally-sourced materials

-            recycled or re-used materials

-            sustainably-sourced materials

-            certified timber

-            renewable materials

-            low-toxicity finishes

This seminar will also give an overview of waste management during construction and during the building’s operation, including:

-            Sorting & Recycling on construction sites for Contractors

-            Design measures and considerations to encourage recycling & composting during the building operation

November 23, 2020 - November 25, 2020
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Certificates

1 Unit GB

Difficulty

Moderate

Certificate

Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Tracks

Green Buildings & Sustainable Neighborhoods

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities & Communities
Good Health & Wellbeing
Climate Action

Who is it for?

Architects & engineers, building & construction professionals, students or environmental enthusiasts.