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:

  • August 21, 2020: Structures
    • Registration TBA
    • Description: This session will introduce global embodied carbon initiatives and resources focused on structural engineers.
    • Topics: SE 2050 Challenge and Commitment; two white papers: 1) “Getting to Zero” paper recently published by ASCE through the  SEI sustainability committee, 2) UK activity including IStructE’s “Calculating Embodied Carbon” paper; and other initiatives
    • Speakers:
      • Orlando Gibbons
      • Mike Gryniuk
      • Mike Cook
      • Mark D. Webster, Senior Consulting Engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and Co-Chair of the SEI Sustainability Committee

Past webinars: 2020

  • May 22, 2020: Policy
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    • Speakers
      • Natasha Balwit (Architecture 2030)
      • Patrick Enright (City of Vancouver)
      • JB Tengco (Bluegreen Alliance)
      • Michael O’Connor (Office of New York Congressman Paul Tonko)
  • March 20, 2020: Education: Embodied Carbon 101
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    • Slides not available
    • Speaker: Kate Simonen (Director of Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington)
  • February 21, 2020: Construction: The Contractor’s Role in Quantifying and Reducing Embodied Carbon: Why, What and How
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    • Speakers
      • Stacy Smedley (Skanska)
      • Jenelle Shapiro (Webcor Builders)
      • Mark Chen (Skanska)

Past webinars: 2019

  • December 13, 2019: LCA Data & Tools
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    • Speakers
      • Jeremy Gregory (Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT)
      • Geoffrey Guest (National Research Council Canada)
      • Robert Cooney (National Research Council Canada)
  • December 6, 2019: Materially-Important: Steel
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    • Speakers
      • David Walsh (Sellen)
      • Luke Johnson (AISC)
      • Pat Jablonski (Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.)
      • Ben H. Klingenstein (Magnusson Klemencic Associates)
  • November 8, 2019: Buildings: Using WBLCA to Reduce Embodied Carbon within LEED and Beyond
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    • Speakers
      • Raphael Sperry (Arup)
      • Anthony Pak (Priopta)
      • Baha Sadreddin (ZGF)
      • Victoria Herrero-Garcia (Ambient Energy)
  • September 20, 2019: Reuse
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    • Speakers
      • Miya Kitahara (StopWaste)
      • Larry Strain (Siegel & Strain Architects)
      • Joe Connell (Building Materials Reuse Association)
      • Andrew Ellsworth (Doors Unhinged)
  • June 21, 2019: Renewable Materials
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    • Speakers
      • David Arkin (Arkin Tilt Architects)
      • Andrew Legge (Havelock Wool)
      • Raphael Sperry (Arup)
      • Massey Burke (CASBA Co-Director)
      • Craig White (ModCell / Agile Homes & Property)
  • June 5, 2019: Policy
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    • Speakers
      • 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)
  • March 22, 2019: Materials: Insulation
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    • Speakers
      • Christian Kofod (ROCKWOOL, Rockfon)
      • Chris Magwood (Endeavour Centre)
      • Pamela Bosch (Highland Hemphouse)

Past webinars: 2018

  • November 30, 2018: LCA Data and Tools
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    • Speakers:
      • 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)
  • August 17, 2018: Accelerating Circular Economy with Material Reuse
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    • Speakers
      • Larry Strain (Siegel & Strain)
      • Dave Bennink (RE-USE Consulting)
      • Brad Guy (The Catholic University of America)
  • June 15, 2018: Materials
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    • Speakers
      • Erin McDade (Architecture 2030)
      • David Diaz (Ecotrust)
      • Brad Benke (LMN Architects)
      • Leif Johnson (Magnusson Klemencic Associates)
      • Dave Walsh (Sellen Construction)
  • May 18, 2018: Buildings
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    • Speakers
      • Ryan Zizzo (Zizzo Strategy)
      • Kate Simonen (Carbon Leadership Forum)
      • Megan Stringer (Holmes Structures)
      • Kaitlyn Gillis (Stantec Consulting)
      • Graham Twyford-Miles (Stantec Consulting)
  • March 16, 2018: Renewable Materials
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    • Speakers
      • David Arkin (Arkin + Tilt, CASBA)
      • Jacob Racusin (New Frameworks Natural Building)
      • Massey Burke (natural materials specialist)
      • Bruce King (Ecological Building Network, New Carbon Architecture)
  • February 16, 2018: Policy
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    •  Speakers
      • Amy Hattan (Thornton Tomasetti)
      • Jordan Palmeri (Oregon DEQ)
      • Ann Edminster (Design AVEnues)
      • Tina Dilegge (Carbon Leadership Forum)

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