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Carbon Neutrality Series - Session 2 - Electrification and Decarbonization Strategies

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom webinar

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AIA Huron Valley is pleased to join with Ann Arbor 2030 and the Washtenaw Contractor's Association to host monthly CE events regarding Carbon Neutrality!  The second session is Tuesday February 9th at noon.

 1.0 LU|HSW - Course AIAHVCE0403

Please use this link below to register and note the upcoming monthly events:

https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/EYf0rf6/A2Zero 

Course Description: 

Ann Arbor has set the goal of achieving community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030. Buildings account for nearly 40% of community emissions.  The A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan has specific strategies for decarbonizing the building sector and the local design and construction industry has a major role to play in achieving this goal by 2030.

The presentations will be followed by a panel to focus the conversation on specific strategies, policies and education needed to meet the goal of carbon neutrality in our community and what the role is for architects, engineers and contractors in achieving this goal. Information from this session will be used to shape future sessions in the series.

Speaker: Vince Martinez, COO, Architecture 2030 

PanelistsJim Saber, CEO NextEnergy, Johanna Mathieu, U-M Associate Professor, WonWoo Lee, Asset Manager Oxford Companies

Moderator: Jan Culbertson, FAIA, 2030 District 

Description:  

Rapid and major emissions reductions in the building sector will establish a powerful force for global action and business development. Widespread electrification of existing buildings (no onsite natural gas, heating oil, propane, etc.), in tandem with grid decarbonization and zero-net-carbon new construction, will create a steady and predictable market for renewable energy generation and storage. A paradigm shift in building design and material selection can accelerate manufacturing industries to significantly reduce the embodied carbon of their products. Policies that reduce the embodied carbon of building and infrastructure construction in neighborhoods, cities, and regions have the potential to reshape patterns of consumption and waste. Through practice and policy, the design, planning, and building community must rapidly transform urban development and the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate crisis. In the process, they will improve their market position and that of their clients.

The presentation will be followed by a panel to focus the conversation on specific strategies, policies and education needed to meet the goal of carbon neutrality in our community and what the role is for architects, engineers and contractors in achieving this goal. Information from this session will be used to shape future sessions in the series.

Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the building sector's role in meeting the carbon budget required to avoid catastrophic climate change to improve their project planning and design process to achieve zero net carbon during construction and operations.
    • Identify strategies and building systems required to achieve zero-net-carbon operations in new construction today to improve their project development and documentation.
    • Develop design, selection and specification approaches to reducing the embodied emissions of materials, buildings and infrastructure resulting in improved project development, documentation and construction.
    • Create new business opportunities and market differentiators by being aware of current and upcoming public policies and technologies implemented through practice management and project management tools.
    • Understand the basic principles of the Zero Code and its relationship to the AIA’s 2030 Commitment program’s impact on project planning, design, development, documentation and construction.
    Do not register on the AIAHV website - please register directly using the link above to receive CE credit.  (we cannot turn off the registration option on our website or the event won't be made public - sorry for any confusion) 
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