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Embodied Carbon in Buildings conference


This conference by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA is in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Price: $300, BSA members; $400, nonmembers

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Massive volumes of carbon emissions are tied to building materials and construction. The time for AEC professionals to talk carbon is now. Come to learn from leading-edge practitioners and researchers as they investigate the impacts and opportunities of materials and products, and share strategies for realizing carbon-thoughtful design. Leave with literacy on the issues of embodied carbon and implementable approaches for forward-looking practice.

Questions about registration? Contact Caitlin Hart at [email protected] or 617-391-4026.

Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Your registration includes your acceptance and agreement to the Boston Society of Architects photo release and consent statement.

Conference resources

Conference schedule

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast and registration

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Introductory remarks
Jean Carroon FAIA, 2019 BSA President; principal, Goody Clancy

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 1: Embodied Carbon 101
1.5 LU|HSW

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Showcase exhibit and coffee break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: Materials and Carbon
1.5 LU|HSW

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Showcase exhibit and lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 3: Design Decisions
1.5 LU|HSW

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Showcase exhibit and coffee break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Carl Elefante FAIA, 94th AIA President; principal, Quinn Evans Architects

5:00 – 7:00 pm

The BSA Embodied Carbon in Buildings advisory group is: Jean Carroon FAIA, principal, Goody Clancy; Lori Ferriss AIA, Goody Clancy; Jason Forney AIA, Bruner/Cott; Jeremy Gregory, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub; Andrea Love AIA, Payette.