Member Impact

Carbon Leadership Forum members include architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, educators, building owners, policymakers and associations. Community members collaborate through an online forum, regional hubs, action teams, and focus groups, advancing new ideas and approaches through shared tools, data, news and information, and impactful initiatives to reduce embodied carbon. Our member impact section highlights 4 members each month.

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Member Impact – July 2022

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Alex Co Sustainability Manager, WAP Sustainability As an impressionable first-year college student who tried out many academic majors, I gravitated toward chemistry because it is...

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Member Impact – June 2022

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Alex Ianchenko Research + Design Staff at The Miller Hull Partnership There are two of me – Alex lives in Seattle in wood buildings constructed in the past few decades, and Oleksandra...

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Member Impact – April 2022

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Nancy Maribel Marketing Director, Nexii Building Solutions I grew up on in a rural farming town in East Texas that is unfortunately notable in the USA for the wrong reason – pollution....

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Member Impact – March 2022

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Kayleigh Houde Computational Community Leader, Buro Happold From a very early age, I loved solving puzzles. By two years old I had amassed a puzzle collection large enough to tote around...

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Member Impact – February 2022

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Stefan Knust Director of Sustainability, Ennead Architects Often, on my daily bike commute along the length of Manhattan, I am reminded of the quote by Bill Gates, stating that the...

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Member Impact – January 2022

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Esther Obonyo Associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering at Penn StateDirector of the Global Building Network, a partnership with the United Nations Economic...

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Member Impact – November 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Deepshi Kaushal Academic, Architect, Urbanist and Sustainability Consultant, Switzerland I am a lecturer and senior research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology working...

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Member Impact – October 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Cecilia Freeman Interior Designer & Resource Coordinator, EwingCole, Philadelphia As a part of our firm-wide sustainability efforts, we have launched a focus group dedicated to...

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Member Impact – July 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions?   Luke Leung Sustainable Engineering Director at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill  Our team is working with others to craft the embodied carbon strategies for the firm and work on some...

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Member Impact – June 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Rachel Baker Forest Program Director at Washington Environmental Council, Seattle, WA My career has been motivated by the belief that forests are magnificent ecosystems, and provide...

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Member Impact, May 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Louise Hamot Global Lead of Lifecycle Research, Integral Group From my earliest days as an architect, I have been captivated by the study of materials. During my time at McLennan Design,...

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Member Impact – April 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions?   Hanna Swaintek PE, LEED AP ID+C, Senior Manager, Paladino and Company We bring embodied carbon to the forefront for projects and clients in a variety of ways, and we have the most...

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Member Impact – March 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions?   Shubhada Gadkar PhD, LEED AP, Concrete/ Environmental Engineer, National Ready Mixed Concrete Co. I was first introduced to the sustainability of cement and concrete materials...

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Member Impact – February 2021

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions?   Amanda Kaminsky CLF Board Member; Founder + Principal, Building Product Ecosystems LLC   After teenage summer jobs in Pennsylvania manufacturing, and a UVA college education in...

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Member Impact, November 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Julie Kriegh Founder, Architect, and Director of Sustainability at Kriegh Architectural Studio | Design + ResearchResearch Scientist with the University of Washington Carbon Leadership...

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Member Impact, October 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Theresa Blaine US Environmental Protection Agency My interest in the environmental field was inspired by my outdoor environmental education experience as a young student. I'm particularly...

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Member Impact, September 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Barbara Rodriguez Droguett, Ph.D. Académica FAU, Universidad de Chile After working for the CLF for almost four years, I finished my PhD and returned to my hometown Santiago, Chile. I...

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Member Impact, July 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Stefanie Barrera Architectural Staff at SMR Architects, Seattle, WA Growing up my goal was to pursue a career that made the most use of my abilities and provided opportunities for...

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Member Impact, June 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Megan Stringer Associate Principal/Sustainability Lead, Holmes Structures I have always been fascinated by the built environment and how simple passive strategies can greatly reduce a...

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Member Impact, May 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Miya Kitahara Program Manager, StopWaste My most inspiring work at StopWaste is around making the climate-materials nexus visible. I've been a vocal advocate for uncovering this carbon...

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Member Impact, April 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Katie Ross Global Real Estate & Facilities Sustainability Lead, Microsoft The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. While the world will need to...

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Member Impact, March 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Amy Seif Hattan Vice President for Corporate Responsibility, Thornton TomasettiAs Corporate Responsibility Officer, my role involves helping to advance sustainable design into all our...

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Member Impact, February 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Larry Strain Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects, San Francisco For the last few years I have been promoting the reuse and upgrade of existing buildings. This accomplishes two...

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