This session will examine mixed use commercial and multifamily projects including low, mid and high-rise buildings, senior living facilities, student housing, and P3 projects and their opportunities for embodied carbon reduction. After brief intro presentations on examples of embodied carbon studies for this project use type, participants will engage in a discussion where they can share experiences on various project types, identify opportunities as well as obstacles to making significant reductions. Come prepared to share ideas, experiences and collaborate on ideas to engage design teams including clients and developers.
Tom Chase, Senior Project Manager, LEED AP BD+C, Homes, CPHC
Tom provides sustainable design guidance for new construction and existing development projects and oversees internal project teams. He is the climate change resilience lead, and he developed NEI’s a climate change resiliency assessment protocol and tool to improve building performance and occupant health during and after extreme events, in use by multiple clients at the building, portfolio, state, and national level. Tom is an expert in operating carbon emissions and embodied carbon analysis, and he serves on the board of Passive House Massachusetts.
Kristen Fritsch AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Kristen is a sustainability coordinator at Elkus Manfredi Architects where she has been implementing initiatives related to the AIA 2030 Commitment, healthy materials and embodied carbon. Her role also involves advising and assisting design teams with LEED, WELL, materials and systems research, and performance analysis such as solar mitigation and daylighting concepts. She has led firm-wide training on sustainable design practices and the greening of office operations and practice. Outside the office she has taught design studios at the Boston Architectural College on using biomimicry in the design process and is a member of the Board of Directors for Built Environment Plus.
Blake Jackson AIA, Sustainability Design Leader, Stantec
Blake is a passionate architect who specializes in designing and implementing stewardship (sustainability, wellness, and resiliency) for a variety of projects and industries. He brings a great deal of creative energy to his work, and he’s well-versed in Fitwel, WELL, and LEED certifications. Believing that every project presents an important stewardship opportunity, Blake works closely with clients and designers to develop beautiful, cost-effective, and user-focused strategies. Blake’s design approach intertwines stewardship and architectural concepts, realized through early visioning, charrettes, and identifying cost-sharing and offsetting opportunities. He’s an internationally-published author and prolific speaker. He enjoys conducting original research and gaining insight into corporate social responsibility.