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Embodied Carbon in Buildings conference speakers

Stephanie Carlisle

Stephanie Carlisle
principal, Kieran Timberlake (Philadelphia)

Stephanie Carlisle is a Principal and Environmental Researcher at KieranTimberlake. She investigates topics related to the interaction between the constructed and natural environment, including life cycle analysis, urban ecology and climate change. Stephanie’s writing on life cycle assessment and carbon has been published in peer-reviewed journals including The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (IJLCA).

Jean Carroon FAIA

Jean Carroon FAIA
2019 BSA President; principal, Goody Clancy (Boston)

​Jean leads Goody Clancy’s preservation practice, focusing on the opportunities inherent in the stewardship and creative reuse of existing buildings to create a healthy resilient world. She is a speaker, teacher, and advocate; a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Fellow, and past Chair of the National AIA Historic Resources Advisory Group.

Carl Elefante FAIA

Carl Elefante FAIA
94th AIA President; principal, Quinn Evans Architects (Washington, DC)

Carl Elefante FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, is a Principal with Quinn Evans Architects. Known for coining the phrase: “The greenest building is one that is already built”, Mr. Elefante lectures nationally on historic preservation and sustainable design topics. Mr. Elefante served as the 94th President of the American Institute of Architects.

Jeremy Gregory

Jeremy Gregory
executive director, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub; research scientist, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering (Boston)

Jeremy Gregory is a Research Scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT and the Executive Director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub.

Nadav Malin Hon. AIA

Nadav Malin Hon. AIA
president, BuildingGreen (Brattleboro, VT)

Nadav Malin is a passionate facilitator, working with USGBC, AIA, large corporations, government agencies, and architecture firms. As president of BuildingGreen, he oversees the company’s industry-leading information and community-building websites BuildingGreen.com and LEEDuser. Nadav led the LEED rating system’s Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group, as well as the team that created the U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Buildings Database.

Greg Norris

Greg Norris
chief scientist, International Living Future Institute; co-director, SHINE, Harvard School of Public Health (Boston)

Greg Norris Directs the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise at MIT and teaches LCA at Harvard. He is Chief Scientist with the International Living Future Institute, co-developing and advancing the Living Product Challenge. He founded a sustainability-related non-profit and co-founded a sustainability related B-Corp.

Jacob Racusin

Jacob Racusin
co-owner, New Frameworks Natural Design/Build (Burlington, VT)

Jacob Deva Racusin is co-owner of New Frameworks Natural Design/Build, offering services in green remodeling, new construction, consultation, and education featuring low-impact high-performance building technologies. Jacob is also Program Director of the Certificate in Building Science and Net Zero Design at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and is a BPI-certified contractor and Certified Passive House Consultant. A member of the Embodied Carbon Network’s Renewable Materials Task Force, Jacob has been active in introducing sustainability measures into building codes.

Lindsay Rasmussen Assoc. AIA

Lindsay Rasmussen Assoc. AIA
program manager, Architecture 2030 (Santa Fe, NM)

Lindsay's focus is on reducing the carbon impacts of the built environment. She manages Architecture 2030's education initiatives, including the Carbon Smart Materials Palette, the highly successful AIA+2030 Online Series, the 2030 Palette, and Architecture 2030's student design initiatives. She also completed research on the embodied carbon impacts of passive house design and the balance between material choices and operational energy performance.

Marc Rosenbaum PE

Marc Rosenbaum PE
director of engineering, South Mountain Company

Marc Rosenbaum PE is a long-time student of making great buildings. He uses an integrated systems design approach to help people create buildings and communities connected to the natural world, supporting both personal and planetary health. Much of his recent work has been Zero Net Energy Buildings, Deep Energy Retrofits and Passive Houses. His work has been recognized nationally by ASHRAE, AIA, EEBA, and NESEA.

Kate Simonen AIA

Kate Simonen AIA
founding director, Carbon Leadership Forum; associate professor, University of Washington College of Built Environments (Seattle)

Kate Simonen AIA, SE is founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, a writer, and a researcher with significant professional experience in high performance buildings, architecture and structural engineering. She authored the authoritative Life Cycle Assessment and the LCA Practice Guide and is co-chair of the Embodied Carbon Network – a global, open-access communications and action network.

Stacy Smedley

Stacy Smedley
director of sustainability, Skanska USA (Seattle)

​At Skanska, Stacy leads sustainable initiatives and opportunities, and is considered a subject matter expert in LEED and Living Building Challenge certifications, with a passion for reducing materials toxicity and carbon emissions associated with construction. Her resume includes the first project in the world to be certified under Living Building Version 2.0 standards. Among other things, Stacy has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Carbon Leadership Forum and an Advisory Group Member for AIA Materials Working Group.

Mark D. Webster PE

Mark D. Webster PE
project manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (Boston)

Mark D. Webster is a structural engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. He is a founding member and current Co-Chair of the Structural Engineering Institute’s Sustainability Committee and chairs the committee’s Carbon Working Group. He recently edited and co-authored the committee’s technical report addressing the climate impacts of structural materials, "Structural Materials and Global Climate.”

Maggie Wildnauer

Maggie Wildnauer
consulting team lead, thinkstep (Boston)

Maggie leads the Americas consulting team at thinkstep. Additionally, she works with manufacturers in the building and construction industry to provide sustainability consulting and to conduct life cycle assessments (LCA). She also plays a crucial role in the development of Tally™, which enables Revit® users to conduct whole building LCAs.

Advisory group

Jean Carroon FAIA

Jean Carroon FAIA
principal, Goody Clancy

​Jean leads Goody Clancy’s preservation practice, focusing on the opportunities inherent in the stewardship and creative reuse of existing buildings to create a healthy resilient world. She is a speaker, teacher, and advocate; a U. S. Green Building Council LEED Fellow, and past Chair of the National AIA Historic Resources Advisory Group.​

Lori Ferriss AIA

Lori Ferriss AIA
project manager, Goody Clancy

Lori Ferriss AIA, PE is an architect at Goody Clancy where she focuses on the renewal of historic and existing buildings for institutional clients. As a leader in carbon accounting of building reuse projects, she is a founding member of the Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings.

Jason Forney AIA

Jason Forney AIA
principal, Bruner/Cott

Jason Forney is a principal with Bruner/Cott Architects, where he designs buildings for higher education, cultural facilities, and urban housing. Jason specializes in highly sustainable new architecture and the creative reuse of existing buildings. He is the co-chair of the AIA’s subcommittee for Architecture in Higher Education and serves on the editorial board of ArchitectureBoston.

Jeremy Gregory

Jeremy Gregory
executive director, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

Jeremy Gregory is a Research Scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT and the Executive Director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub.

Andrea Love AIA

Andrea Love AIA
principal, Payette

​Andrea is a Principal and the Director of Building Science at Payette, working across all projects to bring rigor to the performance of their work. Additionally, she leads the firm’s internal research projects. Andrea has her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon and Masters in Building Technology from MIT.

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