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How Carbon Pricing Will Affect the Building Industry

Join AIA Seattle's Public Policy Board, Committee on the Environment and Seattle 2030 District for a panel discussion about different mechanisms to put a price to carbon emissions.

With the UN’s recent Paris Climate Agreement, Washington State’s proposed rules under the Clean Air Act, and an initiative on the November ballot, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction is a significant topic affecting society. 2016 is shaping up to be a pivotal year in combating climate change, and architects have the opportunity through their design and advocacy to realize positive change.

Co-presented with the Seattle 2030 District, join us for a panel discussion about different mechanisms to put a price to carbon emissions – a change which could redefine the economic feasibility of GHG reductions and sustainability strategies in buildings.  Learn how current proposals address – or do not address – building-level strategies and what architects can do to advocate for the role buildings can play in reducing GHG emissions.

The discussion will include perspectives from Carbon Washington, Michael Mann of Cyan Strategies, and more. Brad Boswell, AIA Washington Council’s lobbyist, will moderate.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 7

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Brad Boswell (State Lobbyist for the American Institute of Architects Washington Council)


  • Carrie Lee | Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Yoram Bauman | Carbon Washington
  • Michael Mann | Cyan Strategies
  • Craig Gannett | Davis Wright Tremaine

About Seattle 2030 District

The Seattle 2030 District is a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations through education and collaboration across every sector of the built environment.


March 8, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western AVE
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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