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Getting to Zero: Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Buildings

Session Number: R1.21
Tracks: Energy Efficiency, Upgrades and Utilities , Green Standards , Greening an Existing Building

Start Time: 3/14/2013 9:00:00 AM
End Time: 3/14/2013 9:50:00 AM

Room Number: 321

Presenter(s):
Carri Beer, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate
Brennan + Company Architects and Co-chair, AIA Baltimore Committee on the Environment

Jessyca Henderson, AIA, Managing Director of Policy and Community Relations
American Institute of Architects

Michael Hindle, CPHC, HERS, Building Science Consultant
Entellis Collective

Tracy Marquis, AIA, LEED AP, Associate
Ayers Saint Gross Architects

One of the most elusive goals in the sustainability movement is carbon-neutrality: the effort to design and construct buildings, neighborhoods and cities that do not produce additional net carbon emissions in creation or operation. The challenges in achieving carbon-neutrality are multi-faceted, and these panelists, as accomplished architects, student leaders, policymakers, builders and activists, will bring diverse perspectives to the discussion.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify interrelationship between current building construction and climate trends

2. Learn about various methods of obtaining carbon neutrality

3. Examine solutions and barriers to implementing and achieving methods to obtain carbon neutrality

4. Observe case studies of successful projects that advance efforts toward carbon neutrality

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1

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