Webinars

Annual Webinar Series:
Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment

CLF hosts a six-part annual webinar series based on Focus Group topics. Each session includes 4-5 panelists, who share research, strategies, initiatives and case studies to measure and reduce embodied carbon during design, construction and operation of buildings. See below to register for upcoming webinars and watch recordings of past sessions.

Upcoming webinars:

Upcoming webinars:

Date
Session
Topics | Speakers
Registration
08/21/2020

Structures

This session will introduce global embodied carbon initiatives and resources focused on structural engineers.

SE 2050 Challenge and Commitment, two white papers: “Getting to Zero” paper recently published by ASCE through our SEI sustainability committee, and UK activity including IStructE’s “Calculating Embodied Carbon” paper and other initiatives.

Orlando Gibbons; Mike Gryniuk; Mike Cook; Mark D. Webster, Senior Consulting Engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and Co-Chair of the SEI Sustainability Committee

Registration TBA 

Past webinars: 2020

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Topic
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05/22/2020 Policy Natasha Balwit (Architecture 2030), Patrick Enright (City of Vancouver), JB Tengco (Bluegreen Alliance), Michael O’Connor (Office of New York Congressman Paul Tonko)

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3/20/2020 Education: Embodied Carbon 101 Kate Simonen (Director of Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington)

Recording

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02/21/2020 Construction: The Contractor’s Role in Quantifying and Reducing Embodied Carbon: Why, What and How Stacy Smedley (Skanska), Jenelle Shapiro (Webcor Builders), Mark Chen (Skanska)

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Past webinars: 2019

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12/13/2019 LCA Data & Tools Jeremy Gregory (Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT), Geoffrey Guest (National Research Council Canada), Robert Cooney (National Research Council Canada)

Recording

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12/06/2019 Materially-Important: Steel David Walsh (Sellen), Luke Johnson (AISC), Pat Jablonski (Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.), Ben H. Klingenstein (Magnusson Klemencic Associates)

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11/08/2019 Buildings: Using WBLCA to Reduce Embodied Carbon within LEED and Beyond Raphael Sperry (Arup), Anthony Pak (Priopta), Baha Sadreddin (ZGF), Victoria Herrero-Garcia (Ambient Energy)

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9/20/2019 Reuse Miya Kitahara (StopWaste), Larry Strain (Siegel & Strain Architects), Joe Connell (Building Materials Reuse Association), Andrew Ellsworth (Doors Unhinged)

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6/21/2019 Renewable Materials David Arkin (Arkin Tilt Architects), Andrew Legge (Havelock Wool), Raphael Sperry (Arup), Massey Burke (CASBA Co-Director), Craig White (ModCell / Agile Homes & Property)

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6/05/2019 Policy Trude Rauken (Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance), Jordan Palmeri (Oregon Department of Environmental Quality), Patrick Enright (City of Vancouver’s Sustainability Group), Ryan Zizzo (Mantle), Kathryn Phillips (Sierra Club California)

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3/22/2019 Materials: Insulation Christian Kofod (ROCKWOOL, Rockfon), Chris Magwood (Endeavour Centre), Pamela Bosch (Highland Hemphouse)

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Past webinars: 2018

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Topic
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11/30/2018 LCA Data and Tools Jennifer O’Connor (Athena Sustainable Materials Institute), Jeremy Gregory (Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT), Panu Pasanen (Bionova and One Click LCA), Laurel McEwan (Climate Earth), Roderick Bates (KieranTimberlake), Stacy Smedley (Skanska USA)

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08/17/2018 Accelerating Circular Economy with Material Reuse Larry Strain (Siegel & Strain), Dave Bennink (RE-USE Consulting), Brad Guy (The Catholic University of America)

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6/15/2018 Materials Erin McDade (Architecture 2030), David Diaz (Ecotrust), Brad Benke (LMN Architects), Leif Johnson (Magnusson Klemencic Associates), Dave Walsh (Sellen Construction)

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5/18/2018 Buildings Ryan Zizzo (Zizzo Strategy), Kate Simonen (Carbon Leadership Forum), Megan Stringer (Holmes Structures), Kaitlyn Gillis (Stantec Consulting), Graham Twyford-Miles (Stantec Consulting)

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3/16/2018 Renewable Materials David Arkin (Arkin + Tilt, CASBA), Jacob Racusin (New Frameworks Natural Building), Massey Burke (natural materials specialist), Bruce King (Ecological Building Network, New Carbon Architecture)

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2/16/2018 Policy Amy Hattan (Thornton Tomasetti), Jordan Palmeri (Oregon DEQ), Ann Edminster (Design AVEnues), Tina Dilegge (Carbon Leadership Forum)

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