The first quarterly meeting of 2021 took place on February 11. 30 people attended representing 26 organizations.
Meghan Lewis, senior researcher at the Carbon Leadership Forum, provided keynote presentation on the state of national, regional, and local policy initiatives to reduce embodied carbon. For background, explore the CLF Policy Toolkit.
The following people and organizations contributed updates or announcements:
- Chris Magwood - Endeavour Centre and Builders for Climate Action and new BEAM tool for residential material emissions.
- Cecile Faraud - C40 and progress of the Clean Construction Forum supporting cities in the transition to resource-efficient, zero-emission construction.
- Reshma Singh - IMPEL Program of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), mentoring and cohort training for professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, small businesses working on ideas for buildings, technologies and programs, and buildings-edge carbon/energy innovation. Applications close Feb. 15.
- Marta Schantz - ULI and new focus on embodied carbon in real estate and land use
- Pamela Conrad - Climate Positive Design
- Mic Patterson - Facade Tectonics
- Several attendees shared their organizational plans for COP26, November 1-12, 2021 in Glasgow.
- Trude Rauken - Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance with exciting European updates
- Mandy Lee, NAACP’s Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS)
- Marnese Jackson, CESBS, MWBDC, Michigan Climate Council on Solutions
- Randall Toure, CESBS, RiseBoro Community Partnership
- Stacy Smedley, Building Transparency, home of the EC3 Tool
- Aaron Smith, Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) and Team Zero
- Bruce King, Ecological Building Network
- Vincent Martinez, Architecture 2030
- Joo Hyun Ha, UN Environmental Programme, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction
The NGO Roundtable has the following objectives:
- Share news, strategic plans, resources, and tools related to embodied carbon.
- Report planning and future dates for conferences, webinars, and meetings.
- Inspire and facilitate ongoing communication and conversation among key leaders related to embodied carbon.
- Encourage convergence on shared embodied carbon terminology, data standards, benchmarks, and targets for embodied carbon reduction.
Slides from the meeting
Builders for Climate Action slides.pptx (3.3 MB)
Carbon Positive Design slides.pdf (2.2 MB)
CNCA-slides.pptx (3.3 MB)
C40-Clean-Construction-slides.pdf (2.7 MB)
IMPEL_slides-reduced.pdf (2.3 MB)
ULI Slides.pdf (289.8 KB)
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