Christopher Drew

AS+GG, Director of Sustainability | Chicago, United States

About

Dr Christopher Drew is Director of sustainability at AS+GG. He brings an understanding of the relationships of the built environment with the natural environment and urban ecosystems through over 20 years of experience, working as an ecologist, environmental scientists and sustainability manager.
Chris helps establish the sustainable design vision and goals and works closely with the architecture team and consultants to develop appropriate implementation strategies and performance monitoring approach. With a focus on holistic sustainable design and resource use minimization strategies, he has supported all of AS+GG most significant projects and helped the firm to win numerous environmental design awards.

CTBUH Roles

Working Group: High Performance Facades, Co-Chair (2015 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; China 2016)

Videos

17 September 2014

The Environmental Impact of Tall vs Small: A Comparative Study

The concept of vertical living has been hailed as a solution to control fast growth and urbanization of cities worldwide. As supertall residential projects become...

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Research

01 December 2017

The Path to Life Cycle Carbon Neutrality in High Rise Buildings

Chris Drew & Natalia Quintanilla, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Across the world, building energy codes are becoming stricter, demanding higher levels of energy performance with each issuance. Some locations have taken initiatives to eliminate...

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Research

17 October 2016

Using Parametric Simulation and GIS to Design a Stormwater Solution for a Chinese Sponge-City

Christopher Drew, Patrick Keeney & Xi Yi, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

One of the predicted effects of climate change in Central China is an increase in precipitation and in extreme rainfall intensity. In 2015, the Chinese...

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