CLF Community Calendar

2021-10-13T17:00:00Z2021-10-13T18:00:00Z

Better Than Before: The Future is Retrofit

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Eighty percent of the built environment that will exist in 2050 is already constructed. Adequately increasing the energy performance of this stock is a far greater challenge on every count than designing and constructing new buildings. However, there is no credible roadmap for doing this. How are we going to move this mountain?

Today, achieving net-zero on new build gets the most attention. In this session, we will shift our focus to an alternate approach that leads to a greater impact on the broader economy: retrofit.

Join us for the first event in our four part webinar series which examines how the built environment industry can tackle climate change, around four critical topics: retrofit; finance; technology; and nature based solutions.

2021-10-19T17:00:00Z2021-10-19T18:30:00Z CLF Chicago: Less is More? Operational / Embodied Carbon Tradeoffs. Presentation of research on the upfront and operational carbon impacts of triple-glazing and HVAC refrigerants in Chicago high-rise design. Register here: Less is More? Tickets, Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

Nov 11, 2021
Negative Energy and (Dis)Embodied Carbon

A lecture by @FredaBernstein

Thursday, November 11, 6:00pm

Hybrid Viewing Options:

  • In-Person (SoA Community): Betts Auditorium; limited seating

  • Virtual (Public): Stream via Media Central Live*

  • Please note: Google Chrome & Firefox are the recommended browsers for this streaming service. Questions from the public can be sent to soaevent@princeton.edu to be read aloud during the Q&A session.

Fred Bernstein entered Princeton hoping to become an architect. When he graduated from the School of Architecture in 1977, his chosen career seemed out of reach. He pursued other interests, as a journalist and lawyer, but for the last 20 years his main occupation has been writing about architecture. He has published more than 500 articles in the New York Times and hundreds more in such publications as Architectural Record (where he is a contributing editor), Architectural Digest, Archinect, Landscape Architecture, and the Architect’s Newspaper. His focus recently has been buildings’ embodied energy, which can be a bigger contributor to climate change than operational energy, but which architects too often overlook, sometimes in deliberate acts of “greenwashing”.

Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education (AIA/CE) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CE criteria. Members of the AIA can log credits for this event by completing this form.

The lecture recording will be archived on the SoA Vimeo channel after the event.
https://soa.princeton.edu/#3072

Less than a week to go before TEDxSeattle! Andrew Himes from the Carbon Leadership Forum gives the first-ever TED talk focused on reducing #embodiedcarbon from buildings: “Change Our Buildings, Save Our Planet.” Register for free tickets to this live-streamed event, and help spread the word!

TEDxSeattle 2021: Where We Are Tickets, Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite2021-11-20T21:00:00Z

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2021-11-18T09:30:00Z2021-11-18T11:00:00Z

Panel Discussion session by CLF-Bengaluru- Deliberations on key imperatives for fast-forwarding the Net-Zero journey for buildings at Economic Times ACETECH’21 MUMBAI

CLF-Bengaluru as Knowledge Partner is organizing a panel discussion on the topic “Fast Forwarding the NetZero Journey in the Built Environment” in association with Economic Times ACETECH Mumbai’21, Asia’s largest exhibition on Architecture, Design & Interior products.

Venue: NESCO, GOREGAON EXHIBITION CENTRE MUMBAI
Date: 18th November 2021
Event: ACEWORX Session 1
Time: 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm

CLF-Seattle 11/18@Noon - Steel Embodied Carbon
2021-11-18T20:00:00Z2021-11-18T21:00:00Z

CLF-Seattle 11/18@Noon - Steel Embodied Carbon
Hello CLF Seattle Hub members,

Please join us this Thursday for a session to explore the embodied carbon impacts of Structural Steel!

Several people from Nucor will join us to explain how the process of creating structural steel can have a big impact on the amount of embodied carbon produced. They’ll share information about where our steel comes from, both domestically and internationally, as well as information about the local Nucor plant right here in Seattle.

We’ll also talk about how we design and specify steel and Mark Chen with Skanska will share about strategies for steel procurement.

Hope to see everyone there, but if you miss it we’ll be posting recordings after the meeting as usual.

Date: Thursday 11/18/2021
Time: 12:00 PM Pacific

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2022-03-04T18:00:00Z2022-03-04T20:00:00Z## MEP 2040 Quarterly Forum

Join the MEP 2040 team with your peers and partners for this first quarterly 2-hour meeting with MEP signatory firms and supporting organizations. Sign up for one of the MEP 2040 Working Groups!

  • The 2022 landscape for action to decarbonize MEP systems
  • Making company plans to reduce operational and embodied carbon across MEP systems; measuring and reporting progress
  • Improving MEP reporting and data: PCRs and EPDs
  • Reducing/eliminating GHG emissions from refrigerants

More details soon!

2021-12-02T20:00:00Z2021-12-02T21:00:00Z

CLF Seattle Tool User Group Monthly
Welcome to the Remote CLF-Seattle - Tool User Group! Folks based in Seattle who actively use LCA tools in their work use this forum for informal discussions and demonstrations. No RSVP necessary.

Zoom Meeting
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Hi there! I wanted to reach out to see if this webinar was recorded and if it’ll be posted on the CLF YouTube channel? This was a very useful webinar and I’d love to review the content!

It was recorded by @Kjell_Anderson, I expect. And after he posts the video for CLF Seattle, I can post it on the main CLF Youtube Channel.

2021-12-15T18:00:00Z

CLF Minnesota Year-end Roundtable! Join us for a report out from each of the 8 sub-groups of what has been discussed and anything that has been worked on or shared over the past year, and what we can look forward to for next year!

Friday, January 21, 2022 4:00 PM

Accelerating Use of Low-Carbon Concrete in Wisconsin: Virtual Roundtable

Advancing the use of low-carbon concrete is critical to address the global climate crisis.

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Increasingly, building green means considering embodied carbon, the carbon footprint of materials. The vast amount of concrete used and the carbon-intensive cement production process mean even small improvements make a big difference.

There are many approaches to lower concrete’s climate impact, from practices in use for decades to emerging technologies, but widespread adoption will require the effort and collaboration of the AEC industry and public leaders.

This roundtable will be moderated by the 6th grade Girl Scouts behind the “Concrete Climate Ideas” video seen worldwide. The girls, who are from the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Council, are determined to see their home state become a leader in this global effort to protect their future. They will begin the roundtable with a brief introduction and overview of recent advancements in other states, including private and public sector projects and policies.

Join AEC professionals, agency staff, public officials, planners, and developers to discuss:

  • How can we increase use of low-carbon concrete in Wisconsin?
  • What barriers exist to widespread adoption, and how can we address them?
  • What role can public policy play in supporting the effort?

The girls of Girl Scout Troop #1477 hope you will attend and contribute your ideas! They encourage you to watch their video in advance of the discussion and to share it with your colleagues:

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2022-01-26T18:00:00Z2022-01-27T21:00:00Z
Regenerative Construction Ecosystems is a free 6-hour symposium, over two days, focused on how wood industrialized construction deployed to meet the Passive House standard, can lead to decarbonized environments that are resilient and adaptable to our changing environments.
More Info & Register Here: Wood Symposium - The Passive House Network

World Business Council for Sustainable Development: The Business Case for Sustainable Development
2022-01-25T15:00:00Z2022-01-25T16:30:00Z

Join WBCSD and Ramboll session to hear about our latest report “The business case for circular buildings: Exploring the economic, environmental and social value” which will help us to understand how we can make the business case for a more circular built environment.

The session will host a panel of professionals that will talk about the importance of the use of the circular economy model in the built environment system to help to cut down CO2 emissions from materials and to reduce impacts on nature.

For more information regarding the session and to join us, click here: WBCSD Events - The business case for circular buildings (force.com)

2022-01-25T18:00:00Z2022-01-25T19:30:00Z Carbon Leadership Forum – Chicago Hub presents: SE 2050 – An introduction to what SE2050 is and panel discussion on how forward-thinking structural engineers are implementing SE2050 goals into their office culture DNA. We’ll have practitioners from firms across the country discussing their successes and challenges in putting SE2050 into action. Register here:

World Business Council for Sustainable Development: The Business Case for Sustainable Development
2022-01-27T09:00:00Z2022-01-27T10:30:00Z

Join WBCSD and Ramboll session to hear about our latest report “The business case for circular buildings: Exploring the economic, environmental and social value” which will help us to understand how we can make the business case for a more circular built environment.

The session will host a panel of professionals that will talk about the importance of the use of the circular economy model in the built environment system to help to cut down CO2 emissions from materials and to reduce impacts on nature.

For more information regarding the session and to join us, click here: WBCSD Events - The business case for circular buildings (force.com)

2022-01-20T20:00:00Z2022-01-20T21:00:00Z
CLF-Seattle Regional Hub Monthly: Disassembly & Reuse

If you have heard the phrase “the most sustainable building is the one that is already built” and have more questions, this is the session for you! This Thursday, January 20th at noon, CLF Seattle is excited to host a panel of experts who will bring their perspectives on disassembly, material reuse, and circularity. Please join us to hear from:

Register in advance for all 2022 CLF-Seattle Monthly calls below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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2022-02-18T01:00:00Z
CLF-LA: Facades February
This month we’ll be discussing facades and the important role they have at the intersection of operational performance and embodied carbon design. Speaker info and registration at the link below!