Who We Are

The Carbon Leadership Forum: Who We Are
The Carbon Leadership Forum propels knowledge, collaboration and action to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction

Who We Are

The Carbon Leadership Forum accelerates the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction through collective action.

We pioneer research, create resources, foster cross-collaboration, and incubate member-led initiatives to bring embodied carbon emissions of buildings down to zero.

We are architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers who care about the future and are taking bold steps to decarbonize the built environment, with a keen focus on eliminating embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure.

Our Vision

We envision a transformed, decarbonized building industry – better buildings for a better planet.

Our Mission

Our mission is to eliminate embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure by inspiring innovation through collective action to create a just and thriving future.

Our Values

Determination – We are steadfast in our efforts to eliminate embodied carbon in building materials and construction.

Inclusion and Collective Action – We welcome architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, policymakers and associations and foster cross-collaboration to enable a more informed community and spur accelerated outcomes.

Empowerment – We encourage, foster and support members to become champions and move forward their ideas.

Integrity – We ground our work in science and data to understand the full complexity of issues and develop practical solutions.

Transparency – We foster a culture of openness and honesty. We freely share knowledge and resources to advance the field.

How We Do It

Recognizing that buildings account for nearly half of global CO2 emissions, the Carbon Leadership Forum, a non-profit organization at the University of Washington, is dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction through collective action.

The Carbon Leadership Forum propels knowledge through its embodied carbon research and resources, collaboration through its robust network of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, policymakers and associations, and action by supporting and empowering its members to advance new ideas and approaches through impactful initiatives.

Research

We investigate the pathways for maximizing carbon reductions and lead collaborative research with material experts, NGOs, industry partners and policymakers.

Resources

We accelerate learning by crowdsourcing and disseminating knowledge that empowers our members.

Network

We bring together architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, policymakers and associations, through environments designed to connect inspired advocates and spark unprecedented collaboration.

Initiatives

We accelerate market transformation by inspiring, supporting and empowering our members to advance new ideas through impactful initiatives.

Meet Our Team

University of Washington Staff

Kate Simonen

Kate Simonen

Executive Director, CLF

Office: Architecture Hall 130K
Phone: (206) 685-7282
ksimonen@uw.edu

Kathrina Simonen (Kate), AIA, SE is the executive director of the Carbon Leadership Forum and Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. Connecting significant professional experience in high performance building design and technical expertise in environmental life cycle assessment she works to spur collective action to bring net embodied carbon to zero through cutting-edge research, cross-sector collaboration, and the incubation of new approaches.

Kate directs the research of the Carbon Leadership Forum and convenes collaborative initiatives such as the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (the EC3 tool) and the Structural Engineers 2050 Challenge.

Delilah Canales

Delilah Canales

CLF Intern

djc07@uw.edu

Delilah is currently a junior at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in Architecture. Her interest in the Carbon Leadership Forum stems from her motivation to create better living spaces for those experiencing housing insecurity, while tackling social and environmental issues in the built environment.

Megan Kalsman

Megan Kalsman

Policy Researcher

mkalsman@uw.edu

Megan Kalsman is a Policy Researcher with the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington. She specializes in advancing the procurement of low-carbon materials and informs the development and implementation of cross-sectoral climate policies targeting embodied carbon.

Before joining the CLF, Megan completed her Master of Science degree at Lund University in Sweden in Environmental Management and Policy with the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics. She published her thesis project in 2021, on the intersection of gender equality with different environmental issues like climate change, biodiversity, and chemicals on an international policy scale.

Prior to studying in Sweden, Megan coordinated environmental policies and programs for local government agencies in California with a focus on toxic chemical reduction and pollution prevention. She helped in developing the first in the nation ban on toxic flame retardant chemicals in San Francisco. This served as a model policy for the State of California and other states in the U.S. passing similar policies. Her undergraduate degree was in Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University with a minor in Urban Planning and the Built Environment.

Megan’s work at the CLF combines her environmental research experience and policy design background. She strives to frame her work with an intersectional lens each day – protecting the health of people and the environment in an equitable way. At the CLF, Megan enjoys interacting with a variety of stakeholders around embodied carbon policies and ultimately working together towards a more sustainable and just future.

Prajin (Zing) Uttamchandani

Prajin (Zing) Uttamchandani

CLF Intern

prajin@uw.edu

Prajin is a student at the University of Washington currently seeking a degree in Architecture, with a focus on sustainability. Past research and environmental restoration projects encourage an ongoing commitment to climate justice through continued academic experiences and work with the CLF. Prajin’s beliefs are centered around taking racial and economic disparities into account when working towards carbon reduction and broader climate action.

Anthony Hickling

Anthony Hickling

Managing Director

hickling@uw.edu

Anthony Hickling joins CLF with experience in environmental and social sustainability as well as nonprofit management and fundraising. His foundations in sustainable building are informed by experience at Presidio Graduate School where he received an MBA in Sustainable Solutions, as well as his work on the sustainability team at Webcor Builders in San Francisco. Through academic and professional experience he has learned to navigate the priorities of traditional business stakeholders while incorporating social and environmental externalities. From executing successful marketing plans to determining research priorities, Anthony believes that wide impact considerations and diversity of thought should be embedded into all decision-making.

Stephanie Carlisle

Stephanie Carlisle

Senior Researcher

scc33@uw.edu

Stephanie’s work investigates the interaction between the natural and constructed environment, including embodied carbon, life cycle assessment (LCA), urban ecology, landscape performance and supply chains and toxicity of building materials. Combining a background in environmental science and architectural design, she builds bridges between research and practice, bringing data-driven analysis and topical research to complex design problems. This experience is applied towards improving the EC3 tool as well as other carbon data initiatives at the Carbon Leadership Forum. She most recently was a Principal at KieranTimberlake Architects where she was an environmental researcher in the firm’s interdisciplinary research group. She is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and a Co-Editor-In-Chief of Scenario Journal. 

Clare (Vivi) Kondrat

Clare (Vivi) Kondrat

CLF Intern

ckondrat@uw.edu

Clare is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering at the University of Washington, with the intention of exploring the intersectionality between environment, society, and the built environment. Her work with the CLF complements her goals of bringing humanity to address social justice issues and working to help both local and global communities.

Jen Wolfe

Jen Wolfe

Research Engineer

jenwolf@uw.edu

Jennifer (Jen) Wolf supports the development of tools and methodologies for evaluating embodied carbon. Before joining the CLF, Jen worked for Sustainable Building Partners, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm in the DC-metro area supporting project’s in their green building certification, policy, and code compliance efforts. This work included evaluating, translating, and applying high-performing and high-impact strategies from site design, material impact, energy performance, and health and wellness. She spent her most recent years at SBP working on WBLCAs and working on carbon position statements.

Milad Ashtiani

Milad Ashtiani

Building and Materials Researcher

ashtiani@uw.edu

Milad Ashtiani is a civil engineer and PhD candidate at the University of Washington, responsible for the execution of research and analysis, development of guidance documents and educational resources, and outreach across the design community to improve the quality, accuracy, and effectiveness of building performance tools, methods and data that address embodied carbon. As a building and materials researcher, he works collaboratively with CLF’s internal research team as well as with architecture and engineering firms and research consortiums across North America with a focus on building performance, computation, embodied carbon assessments, and life cycle assessment (LCA).

Andrew Himes

Andrew Himes

Director of Collective Impact

ahimes1@uw.edu

Andrew Himes is director of collective impact at the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington, leading industry-wide initiatives to reduce embodied carbon emissions from built environments. In the late 80s, Himes was the founding editor of MacTech, still the leading Apple technology journal, then co-founded the Microsoft Developer Network, led the first web development project at Microsoft, and led company-wide efforts throughout the 1990s to meet new Internet-based opportunities. In the 2000s, Himes was founding director for the Charter for Compassion International, and then was a partner in Carbon Innovations LLC, a social impact consultancy focused on business-based solutions to climate change. In 2018, he was coordinator of Carbon Smart Building Day, a conference affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit focused on transforming the global building industry to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. He was executive producer for the acclaimed documentary Voices in Wartime, and authored the best-selling history, The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family.

Meghan Lewis

Meghan Lewis

Senior Researcher

meghancl@uw.edu

Meghan Lewis is a Senior Researcher at the Carbon Leadership Forum, where she leads research on procurement of low carbon materials and how public and private embodied carbon policy can support the rapid decarbonization of building materials and construction. Previous to joining the CLF, Meghan was the Head of Global Energy & Sustainability at WeWork, where she also launched the Supply Chain Sustainability program in 2018. Meghan gained her architecture license while practicing at Mithun, where she worked on a range of project types and spearheaded internal efforts to integrate LCA and low carbon material selection into the design process.

Brad Benke

Brad Benke

Researcher

bbenke@uw.edu

Brad Benke, AIA, is a Research Engineer at the Carbon Leadership Forum focused on developing data-driven resources to help practitioners and policymakers adopt and scale decarbonization strategies in the built environment. With a background in deep-green architecture and consulting, Brad works to synthesize and improve life cycle assessment practices and tools within the AEC industry and deliver practical solutions for low-carbon building design and construction. His recent work includes leading the CLF WBLCA Benchmark Study and developing the background data and methodologies for the CLF Embodied Carbon Policy Reduction Calculator. Brad is a former co-chair of AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment, and a former Senior Architect at McLennan Design, where he led diverse teams and stakeholders toward achieving decarbonization goals for buildings and organizations across the country.

Monica Huang

Monica Huang

Researcher

myth29@uw.edu

Monica Huang is a research engineer for the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington. Her background is in civil and structural engineering and currently works on research on environmental life cycle assessment (LCA). Research expertise includes the environmental impacts of earthquake damage, LCAs of office tenant improvements, and LCAs of mass timber buildings. She was the lead author on the CLF’s LCA Practice Guide and coordinated the CLF’s Wood Carbon Seminars.

Past research experience includes diverse topics such as astronomy, electronic waste, and sea level rise.  As a graduate student, she developed the Port of Seattle’s first study on the impacts of sea level rise on seaport structures.

Brook Waldman

Brook Waldman

Researcher

bwaldman@uw.edu

Brook is a research engineer at the Carbon Leadership Forum, where he investigates the life cycle of building materials — their manufacture, use, and end-of-life  — and the environmental impacts that accompany those processes.  He also studies and aims to improve the methodologies and data behind the measurement and communication of those environmental impacts. At the CLF, he has been particularly involved in supporting the EC3 tool and developing the CLF Material Baselines.

Previously, Brook studied architecture at the University of Oregon, where he focused on lifecycle assessment (LCA) research of high-performance buildings and construction materials, and worked in architectural practice in Seattle. He was also an educator: he taught high school math (how can we follow the numbers?) and environmental studies (what is our human relationship to the Earth’s material and energy flows?) and led youth wilderness trips.

Besides working at the CLF, Brook volunteers as a math tutor for his local alternative high school and as a sorter at his community’s foam and plastics recycling events. He has a life-long fascination with making new useful stuff from old landfill-bound stuff (like furniture-making with salvaged wood and welding for a biodiesel cooperative). And he maintains a small building-LCA-focused consulting company.

Meghan Byrne

Meghan Byrne

Engagement and Communications Lead

mbyrne1@uw.edu

Meghan Byrne works to support collaboration and communication across the CLF Community and CLF Regional Hubs.

Allison Hyatt

Allison Hyatt

Researcher

aihyatt@uw.edu

Allison Hyatt is a Researcher with the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the CLF, Allison oversaw the design development of various high performance buildings for public sector projects at Siegel & Strain Architects. With years of experience as an architect, she prioritizes forging links between architectural practice and research. As a graduate student, her research assessed metrics to compare among operational carbon savings, embodied carbon expenditures, and monetary costs of different decarbonization strategies over time. In the spring of 2022, she received her Masters degree in Design Studies with a concentration in Energy and Environment from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Jordan Palmeri

Jordan Palmeri

Senior Researcher

jordpa@uw.edu

Jordan Palmeri is an Interdisciplinary scientist and policy advisory focused on reducing the lifecycle impacts of building materials. He is an experienced leader and facilitator with demonstrated success at multiple project scales, and a systems thinker with practical implementation strategies for private and public sector initiatives. Prior to joining the CLF, Jordan was an Environmental Scientist and Policy Analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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Courtney Blodgett

Courtney Blodgett

Director of Strategy at Edo

CourtneyB@mckinstry.com

Courtney is a Director of Strategy at Edo, a consultancy with the mission to enable a decarbonized grid through a building-centric approach that unlocks the ability of commercial buildings to become reliable grid assets. She was formerly the Market Strategy Director at McKinstry, a built environment company that is leading the way in innovating waste out of buildings, and the Founder of Yield Positive, a platform for retail investors to learn more about sustainable investing. www.yieldpositive.com. Courtney is a Board Member of OikoCredit US, a Crisis Textline Counselor, and an avid rock climber and hiker. She is a motivated and passionate entrepreneur who works in sustainable investing, clean energy, microgrids, and energy efficiency. She is adept at rapid learning, strategy development, implementation, leading cross-cultural teams, and problem solving. Visit her website.

Scott Henson

Scott Henson

Carbon Innovations

scott.henson@carboninnovations.org

Scott Henson is a people, change management, and product leader with the urgent need to address climate change. I have held many product leadership roles from incubation and product design, to running and optimizing businesses at scale. He has also led many strategic partnership teams focused on building healthy, thriving, and innovative application ecosystems. This work was on large-scale, commercially successful platforms including Windows, Xbox, and Fire TV.

Recently, after a great deal of research and learning, Scott re-oriented his life and professional focus to address the social, environmental, and business challenges posed by the climate crisis. What do consumer products and the climate crisis have in common? Both are powered by people – our attitudes, behaviors, motivations, and values. Through this insight, he believes we can tap into the unlimited potential of humans to address these huge challenges with a sense of possibility, creating a better world for every person and every life on our planet.

He is currently focused on promoting and accelerating scientifically proven solutions to reversing the climate crisis with the goal of achieving a net negative “Drawdown” of greenhouse gas emissions as quickly and equitably as possible. Specialties include business opportunity and financial analysis, change-management, international leadership, people, partner, and relationship management, platform and product vision and development, product strategy, incubation, hardware and software design, and user experience.

Deepshi Kaushal

Deepshi Kaushal

Academic, Architect, Urbanist and Sustainability Consultant, Switzerland

kaushal@ibi.baug.ethz.ch 

Deepshi is a practicing architect, urban designer and a sustainability consultant. With over a decade of experience in India, Singapore and south-east Asia she has worked on several noteworthy projects both in the public and private sector. Her extensive experience research-led design projects range from the micro-scale of zero carbon homes, proof-of-concept commercial research projects and further to the macro-scale of sustainable communities. Many of these projects have
been recognised and awarded for their integrated sustainable design thinking and evidence based approach. Her recent achievements include the Kallang River rejuvenation masterplan in Singapore and Godisfabriken, a public housing in the cultural precinct of Läkerol Candy Factory in Gävle, Sweden.

Sarah King

Sarah King

Kilroy Realty Corporation

sking@kilroyrealty.com

Sarah King has 20+ years of experience advancing sustainability progress in both corporate and NGO settings. I am currently the SVP, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty, working to accelerate progress toward ambitious sustainability goals for new and existing buildings. Prior to joining Kilroy she was the Sustainability Director for Skanska USA Commercial Development where she worked with project teams in all US markets to integrate sustainable building technology & innovation into all stages of the commercial development process. For 10 years she was a key member of the DuPont sustainability team, working with each of the businesses and functions to embed sustainability in the corporate strategy to enhance business value and positive societal impact.

Eden Brukman

Eden Brukman

SF Dept. of the Environment

eden.brukman@sfgov.org

Eden Brukman is the Senior Green Building Coordinator at San Francisco Department of the Environment. Since 1996, Eden has focused on establishing socially and environmentally responsible solutions for human habitat: she coauthored Living Building Challenge and directed its evolution and global deployment from 2007-2012; served as the first Technical Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative; and contributed to the early development of other programs such as Declare, the Pharos Project, and EcoDistricts. Also licensed architect, Eden’s advocacy efforts have led to policy reform, decentralized building and community developments, and the creation of a network of local action groups in cities all over the world.

Dirk Kestner

Dirk Kestner

Walter P. Moore

dkestner@walterpmoore.com

As Director of Sustainable Design at Walter P. Moore, Dirk Kestner provides overall guidance and resourcing to the entire firm, ensuring that all designs incorporate industry-leading expertise in sustainable strategies. His project work, teaching, and coaching throughout the firm and broad-reaching influence in the industry help maintain Walter P Moore’s status as a national leader in sustainable approaches and outcomes.

Trained and experienced as a structural engineer, Dirk applies his immense passion for environmental accountability in design to elevate the knowledge and expertise of all those around him, creating better results for clients and projects. Dirk guides each team through a client inquiry process that produces bespoke sustainability goals for each project and then leads the team to achieve those goals.

He was the founding chair of the Sustainability Committee of the ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and is widely acknowledged as a national thought leader in the advancement of sustainable structural solutions. Dirk publishes and lectures frequently on topics that range from durability and deconstructability to salvaged structural steel and life cycle analysis. As a member of the LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group of the US Green Building Council, he helps guide the important technical criteria of the LEED rating system.

Dirk is a professional engineer in Texas and Georgia and is a LEED Accredited Professional/Building Design + Construction. He holds a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Reshma Singh

Reshma Singh

Director of IMPEL+, a program of the Department of Energy at Berkeley Lab

reshmasingh@lbl.gov  

Reshma Singh serves as Program Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s tech-to-market IMPEL program (IMPEL.lbl.gov), an early-stage incubator and accelerator for building-energy technologies. She manages the California Energy Commission’s R2M2 microgrid program, and previously the Presidential U.S.-India bilateral Center for Building Energy Research and Development (www.CBERD.org) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

She brings over 10 years of experience advancing urban sustainability, cleantech buildings innovation, and working with complex international ecosystems in United States, India, and Singapore. Reshma’s work lies at the intersection of design and technology of smart buildings and cities, with a focus on energy, data analytics, UX, and IoT sensors and controls.

Reshma holds two cleantech patents. She is author of the “Building Innovation Guide for High-Performance Energy Efficient Buildings in India” (www.BuildingInnovationGuide.com), and contributor to the book “Mutations: Harvard Project on the City”. She serves on the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Smart Buildings and Power and Energy group, on the Advisory Council for the U.S. Department’s of State’s international TechWomen program, and is recipient of the American Association of University Women award and Harvard’s Community Service fellowship.

William Paddock

William Paddock

WAP Sustainability

william@wapsustainability.com

William Paddock is the founder & managing director of WAP Sustainability, a leading provider of sustainability services that include carbon accounting, lifecycle assessments, toxicological assessments, product transparency programs, and supply chain sustainability services. Paddock is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Environmental Science and holds a MBA from The Institute for Sustainable Practice at Lipscomb University where he is now an Adjunct Professor. He is a certified professional in GHG Management by the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and EcoCanada (EP(ghg)), a trained service provider for The Sustainability Consortium and is certified in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting protocol. Paddock serves as an EcoSystem Partner for the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is vice-chair of the LEED Materials and Resource Technical Advisory Committee (MR TAG), a member of the IWBI WELL Materials Advisory Committee and supports the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) as a member of its Technical Committee.

Amanda Kaminsky

Amanda Kaminsky

Building Product Ecosystems

amanda@buildingproductecosystems.org

Amanda Kaminsky is Founder and Principal of Building Product Ecosystems [BPE] LLC, collaborating with building owners and cities to optimize material resource cycles for whole system health.

BPE leads multi-disciplinary collaborations that evolve feedstocks, recycling, infrastructure, and logistics for optimal systemic health and performance of building material resources. BPE pilots improvements to product, process, standards, and infrastructure on behalf of building owners, their design and construction teams, supply chains, recycling networks, and impacted communities, engaging regional policy makers and academic research as needed. Collective pilot learnings are shared amongst collaborators for expedited industry progress. Informed by piloting and lab testing, solutions are quality-controlled and streamlined for scaled implementation via evolution of existing codes/standards, and creation of new ones.

BPE was originally founded by Amanda and The Durst Organization as a public private partnership with The New School, City University of New York, Healthy Building Network, and Vidaris. Before and during early stages of BPE, Amanda also led sustainable construction and procurement efforts at The Durst Organization, from 2005-2015. In collaboration with New York City Department of Sanitation, she managed execution of New York’s first high rise residential organics collection/compost program, and further deployed those learnings in roll-out of the first portfolio-wide commercial organics collection program in NYC. Amanda Chairs the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board, and is a Director on the Recycling Certification Institute Board. BPE is also a Reuse Partner of Build Reuse. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from University of Virginia.

Marta Schantz

Marta Schantz

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance

marta.schantz@uli.org

Marta Schantz currently leads the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and implementation of best practices, Greenprint and its members strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030.

Previously a Director at Waypoint Energy – a boutique consultancy on energy efficiency, utilities, and real estate – responsible for running sustainability consulting contracts, leading business development activities and proposal writing, and managing (and mentoring) teams of analysts to ensure quality program delivery. Prior to Waypoint, a Senior Consultant a Booz Allen Hamilton, performing qualitative and quantitative energy and policy analyses as a part of the federal energy, transportation, and environment (ETE) consulting team. Also previously a Program Analyst with the US Department of Energy’s Office of Cost Analysis.

Past Staff and Students

Julie KrieghResearcher

Christina Bjarvin, Research Assistant

Barbara X. Rodriguez, Graduate Research Assistant

Tina Dilegge, Program Manager

Jim Ditto, Student Assistant

Alex Ianchenko, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Dalton Owens, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jorge Gomez, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lindsay Todaro, Student Assistant

Moazamah Rubab, Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

Chris Magwood, Researcher/Consultant

Thipok (Poom) Cholsaipant, Undergraduate Graphics Assistant

Stephanie Barrera, Student Assistant

Kristen Strobel, Student Assistant

Mariam Hovhannisyan, Student Assistant

Weston Norwood, Student Assistant

Ezekiel Jones, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Daniele Alampay, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sofia Segebre, Student Assistant

Wil Srubar, Researcher/Consultant

Corey S. Ayers, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Claire Cyra, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Mazohra Thami, Student Assistant

Yasaman Esmaili, Graduate Research Assistant

David Fish, Student Assistant

Josslyn Shapiro, Student Assistant

Aiwen Xie, Visiting Graduate Exchange Student Assistant

Jesce Walz, Graduate Assistant

Volunteer Leads and Consultants 

Online Community Regional Hub Directors

Anthony Pak
CLF Global Hub Director & Western Regional Hubs (US, Asia)
Principal at Priopta

Caitlin Hart
CLF Eastern Regional Hub Director (US, Europe, Africa, Middle East)
Professional program manager for the Boston Society of Architects

Martin Torres
CLF Central and South Regional Hub Director (US, Central and South America)
Graduate Engineer at Austin Energy Green Building

Focus Group Chairs

David Arkin
Focus Group: Renewable Materials
Director, California Straw Building Association (CASBA)
Architect, Arkin Tilt Architects

Stephanie Carlisle
Focus Group: Education/Research
Senior Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum

Jeremy Gregory
Focus Group: LCA Data & Tools
Research Scientist, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
Executive Director, MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

Meghan Lewis
Focus Group: Buildings
Senior Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum

Stacy Smedley
Focus Group: Construction
Executive Director, Building Transparency

Larry Strain
Focus Group: Reuse
Founding Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects

Dave Walsh
Focus Group: Materials Focus Group
Director of Sustainability and Design Integration, Sellen Construction

Ryan Zizzo
Focus Group: Policy
Founder, Mantle Developments

Outreach Leads

Victoria Herrero-Garcia
Carbon Leadership Forum Webinar Coordinator
Sustainability Consultant, Ambient Energy

Allyn Vodicka
Carbon Leadership Forum Education/Outreach Specialist
Lighting Designer, Pivotal Lighting Design | Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

“News You Can Use” Leads

Martin Torres
Content Lead
Graduate Structural Engineer, Walter P. Moore

Fred Bernstein
Content Contributor and Editor
Independent Publishing Professional

Outside Consultants

2M Creative
Graphic Design: Web, Print and Corporate Identity

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