Carbon Drawdown Now! Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks

With our BuildingEnergy Boston 2019 theme of “Know-How” in mind, we are pleased to announce this year's keynote session, presented by Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, Ontario and Jacob Racusin and Ace McArleton of New Frameworks in Burlington, VT.

“Carbon Drawdown Now” will help you know how buildings have the potential to become the world’s fifth largest carbon sink, rather than a leading emitter, and more clearly know why your work is essential for climate justice and social equity.

We will examine the theory of embodied carbon emissions and carbon storage in materials, the wide range of carbon storing materials available now and those in R&D phase, and the global potential for carbon storage in the built environment. A section on cost analysis and the decision-making process will spotlight real-world case studies of buildings that heavily incorporate carbon-storing materials. Strategies will be identified for both residential and non-residential projects, throughout different parts of the design process, using different tools. During the keynote, we will show how we can advance climate justice through the development of the built environment, and how our industry can partner with allied industries in agriculture and forestry to find solutions to social, ecological, and economic problems.

You will leave this keynote feeling reinvigorated in your work, eager to connect our community of practitioners with the wider network of change-makers, and fired up to transform our built environment and our world.

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Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Room / Location:
Harbor 1 and 2

Experience Level: 

2 (some prior experience/knowledge helpful)

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
MA CSL 1.5 hours Energy, #CS-8623+8624

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Session ID: 

BOS19-207