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Action Now: Accelerating Pathways to Decarbonization

For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities.

Considering: 1) Reducing embodied carbon in new construction, including the construction process; 2) Electrification of buildings; and 3) Retrofitting existing buildings, this year’s thought leadership summit will explore high-impact actions in policy and practice that make actionable differences in atmospheric carbon over the next five years.

What are the data-driven interventions that will pay the highest dividends immediately, and what will position us to stay on the path to 2030 targets and net-zero 2050? What are the regulatory and financial frameworks necessary to support this scale and urgency?

Join us on April 21 for a full day summit to learn from thought leaders and identify immediate actions we can take to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment.

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Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020.
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020. After this time, the price increases 15%.


COST

Includes continuing education (7 LU/HSW) + breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments.

$258.00 AIA Member
$258.00 Government + Partners
$154.00 Associate
$50.00 Student
$458.00 Non-Member

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020. After this time, the price increases 15%.
Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Friday, April 10


CLASS PASS REGISTRATION

For Firm Network Partners, the Class Pass will provide registration to this forum for 10 attendees from your firm (both members and non-members), at a discounted rate of 10% off the early member registration price.

Class Pass Registration Closes Friday, April 10, 2020.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room | 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

  • 8:00 AM Registration, breakfast + coffee
  • 8:30 Program starts 
  • 5:00 PM Program concludes

Sessions Include: 

  • Keynote Presentations + Discussion
  • Embodied Carbon: The New Frontier
  • Electrification of Buildings
  • Retrofitting Existing Buildings

All speakers and sessions subject to change. 

In alignment with AIA Seattle’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable food sourcing, all catered meals are vegetarian. 


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sudha Nandagopal, CEO, Social Venture Partners International | Sudha Nandagopal is connector, organizer, network facilitator, strategist, and movement builder focused on democratizing systems of power and shifting power outward to those most affected by injustice. Sudha has worked in and with government, labor, national and international organizations, and serves as a consultant on racial equity and organizational strategy to foundations, campaigns, and other agencies. Most recently, she co-created and led the first-of-its kind City of Seattle’s Equity & Environment Initiative. Sudha joined SVP International as CEO in February 2019.

 

Vincent Martinez, Chief Operating Officer, Architecture 2030 | Vincent Martinez is Chief Operating Officer of Architecture 2030, where he has developed robust networks focused on private sector commitments, education and training. Vincent executes Architecture 2030’s goals by coordinating their exceptional staff on strategic, impactful projects and programs. He also helps set the organization’s vision and currently leads Architecture 2030’s work on urban zero-net-carbon buildings, including the ZERO Code, Achieving Zero framework, and Zero Cities Project with 11 leading US cities.

 

Panama Bartholomy, Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition | Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition, a multi-sector forum advocating for and creating solutions for our pollution-intensive building stock. He has worked on climate solutions in over 30-countries, presented at and collaborated on products from the United Nations, the International Energy Agency and the European Commission. Panama has served as Deputy Director of the California Energy Commission’s Efficiency and Renewables Division and advisor for Chairwomen Douglas and Pfannenstiel. He has worked for the California Conservation Corps on vocational environmental education, and ran the Sustainable Schools program for the Division of the State Architect.

 

More speaker information to come. All speakers and sessions subject to change. 


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the measurable co-benefits of decarbonization, which include health, safety, and racial equity in communities.
  • Evaluate high-impact policy interventions that make actionable differences in atmospheric carbon produced by the built environment.
  • Explore the regulatory and financial frameworks that support 2030 targets and net-zero 2050 commitments.
  • Through design case studies, analyze three categories of decarbonization intervention: embodied carbon, electrification of buildings, and retrofitting existing buildings.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUMMIT SPONSORS


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PLANNING TASK FORCE

Chair: Daniel Munn | tklsc
Sandra Mallory | City of Seattle
Vincent Martinez | Architecture 2030
Tom Marseille | Integral Group
Steve Moddemeyer | Collins Woerman
Kate Simonen | University of Washington
Nicole Winn | Weber Thompson


Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Zoe Guckenheimer, Program & Project Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Cassie Blair, Associate Director of Programs & Impact at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Kimber Leblicq, Managing Director at AIA Seattle

Details

Date
April 21
Time
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Price
$50 - $458
Class Credit
7 LU/HSW

Organizer

AIA Seattle
Phone
(206) 448-4938
Website
www.aiaseattle.org

Venue

Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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