Carbon Leadership Forum

Inspiration and Action for an Equitable and Healthy Zero Net Carbon Built Environment

A conference for building professionals supporting the Global Action Climate Summit

September 11, 2018 | San Francisco

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What: A conference that will inspire you to lead the decarbonization of the built environment, and equip you with the latest tools, resources and programs to help your firm thrive in a zero net carbon future.

Who: Architects, structural engineers, contractors, real estate developers, materials manufacturers and policy makers who aspire to reduce the carbon footprint of their projects and make the building industry a big part of the solution to Climate Change.

Why: The built environment is the largest contributor to Climate Change. It could become a massive carbon sink and source for good, if building industry professionals collaborate effectively to make new buildings zero net carbon in their materials, construction and operation, retrofit existing buildings to be carbon neutral in their operation, and ensure that the built environment fosters healthy, thriving communities.

Conference Goals
Carbon Smart Building Day will provide concrete steps that governments, corporations, organizations and individuals can take to lead the industry transformation necessary to realize our vision of a Zero-Net-Carbon (ZNC) built environment:

1. New Buildings – Operations and Embodied Emissions. All new buildings and developments are Zero-Net-Carbon (ZNC) by 2030, with increase in carbon-storing material use.

2. Existing Buildings – Operations and Embodied Emissions. Extend building lifespan to 100 + years and retrofit existing buildings to ZNC operations by 2050.

3. Health and Equity. All new building (material production, construction, and use) is healthy, equitable and just.