October 2022 Meeting of the NGO/Government Roundtable on Embodied Carbon

CLF’s **Embodied Carbon 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.


Meeting date October 27. 30 attendees, 90 minute meeting

Meeting attendees included:

  • Victoria Falcone - WBCSD - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alice Yates, Director of Government Affairs, ASHRAE, Washington, DC
  • James Kitchin, MASS Design Group, Bozeman MT
  • Peter Bacas - Paul Carpenter Associates Inc. for The Port Authority of NY & NJ. Currently in Chicago, based out of NJ
  • Gitika Mohta, We Mean Business coalition, New York City
  • Luca De Giovanetti - WBCSD - Biasca (Switzerland)
  • Michael Deru, NREL, Golden, CO
  • Lizzie Collins, Build Change, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Fin MacDonald from the Canada Green Building Council. In Ottawa, Canada right now
  • Pamela Conrad, Climate Positive Design, Currently Cambridge, MA
  • Louise Foulkes, Build Change, San Francisco
  • Cath Kinsman-Neurauter CAGBC - Ottawa ON Canada
  • Frances Yang (Arup, San Francisco) - SE 2050
  • Jim Edelson, NBI; Portland OR USA
  • Irene Domínguez - Bellona Europa, Brussels based (currently in Munich)
  • Alison Kinn Bennett, US EPA Sustainable Marketplace/Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
  • Vincent Martinez, Architecture 2030; Seattle, WA
  • Monica Schroeder, Build Change - based in East Longmeadow, MA
  • Abigail Regitsky, Breakthrough Energy; Washington, DC
  • Natalie Douglas, City of Nelson (in British Columbia, Canada)
  • Danny Macri, US EPA Climate Protection Partnerships Division, DC
  • Jessica Bristow, ILFI. Brooklyn, New York
  • Erik Bowden : Victoria, BC, Canada, Builders for Climate Action
  • Luca De Giovanetti - WBCSD
  • Cath Kinsman, Canada GBC,
  • Wes Sullins, US GBC, Washington DC
  • Meghan Byrne, CLF, Philadelphia
  • Megan Kalsman, CLF, San Francisco
  • Andrew Himes, CLF, Seattle


  1. Andrew Himes - Carbon Leadership Forum
  1. Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute; Portland OR USA
  1. Peter Bacas - Port Authority of New/New Jersey (PANYNJ)


  1. Gitika Mohta - We Mean Business Coalition
  1. Monica Schoeder and Louise Foulkes - Build Change


  1. Abigail Regitsky - Breakthrough Energy
  1. Irene Domínguez - Bellona Europa


  1. Alice Yates - ASHRAE - Kigali Amendment: to phase down high-GWP HFCs
  1. Jessica Bristow - International Living Futures Institute (ILFI)
  1. Alison Kinn Bennett - US EPA (impact of the IRA on EC)
  1. Luca De Giovanetti - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD - COP27 report
  1. Luke Leung - ASHRAE and MEP 2040
  1. Vincent Martinez - new partnership and project between Architecture 2030 and Climate Positive Design




  1. James Kitchin - MASS Design Group


  1. Frances Yang - SE2050