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Embodied Carbon in Buildings


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.

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

May 31, 2019 | 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Samberg Conference Center at the MIT Sloan School
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Conference pass: $300, BSA members | $400, nonmembers
Supporter package
(two conference passes plus Supporter recognition): $800, BSA members | $1000, nonmembers

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.

Interested in sponsoring? Check out the Embodied Carbon in Buildings Sponsorship Packages, or contact Maria Salvatierra at [email protected] or 617-391-4019 for more information.

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.