COTE Speaker Series
Resources and Resourcefulness: Building in Hawaii
November 8, 2023
Transforming Post-consumer Glass & Plastic into Local Building Materials
The AIA Honolulu Committee on the Environment (COTE) works for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We strive to advance, involve, and educate the building community and the public on best design practices and their effects on the environment. We seek to foster community and connections among all in the building sector interested in sustainable design for a healthier more resilient Hawaii.
Join us for the next AIA Honolulu COTE Resources and Resourcefulness: Building in Hawaii speaker series event:
Transforming Post-consumer Glass and Plastic into Local Building Materials
- Pau hana, 5pm – get a bite to eat, something to drink and connect with friends new and old as we build and support our community of sustainability leaders.
- Presentation and Discussion, 5:30pm
Currently our blue bin glass gets shipped off to the mainland, our C&D architectural glass gets sent to the landfill, and our “low value” (nos. 3-7) plastics get burned at H-POWER releasing more than a ton of carbon dioxide per ton of plastic, all contributing to the climate emergency. What if instead, these materials were transformed right here in Hawaii into high quality, low carbon building products? This is the potential of Pozzotive (pozzotive.com) which for over ten years has been grinding post-consumer glass into a pozzolan cement replacement and ByFusion (ByFusion.com) which creates literal building blocks out of unrecyclable plastic waste and marine debris. Join us on November 8 to find out more and be part of the conversation!