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Tuesday, October 8 • 8:00am - 2:00pm
Beyond Emissions: Solving The Carbon Crisis from the Materials Up

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Cost: $200

Embodied carbon emissions currently account for 11% of annual global GHG emissions, making the materials we use to build a crucial, but often unseen, contributor to the climate crisis. But what if the buildings we designed and occupied could instead serve to reverse this trend, by acting as carbon sinks?
This summit convenes the leading minds and actors in the embodied carbon conversation to accelerate collaboration and change towards a future with carbon-negative materials. From the Carbon Leadership Forum, to LCA consultants, to manufacturers of bio-based, carbon sequestering materials, this summit will inspire and challenge us all to think deeper about how to design for a living future.

  • Keynote: New Carbon Architecture with Bruce King
  • Panel Discussions
    • Reducing Embodied Carbon Through Design Specification and Procurement
    • Materials CAN (Embodied Carbon in Declare and Carbon Sequestering Materials)
    • Bio-Based and Carbon Sequestering Materials
  • Workshop Exercises 
  • Closing Remarks 

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 6 LFA General credits
  • 6 AIA LU | HSW credits

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Stacy Smedley

Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington, and 15 years in the architecture and construction professions. Her resume includes the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project in Washington State as well as the first project in the world to be... Read More →
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Bruce King

Author, Structural Engineer, Founder, Ecological Building Network
Bruce King is a recovering structural engineer with 40 years of experience designing buildings of every size and type around the world, from Port-au-Prince to Palo Alto. He is the author of "Buildings of Earth and Straw," "Making Better Concrete," "Design of Straw Bale Buildings... Read More →
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Kathrina Simonen

Director, Associate Professor, Simonen Design
Kate Simonen, AIA, SE is founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaboration highlighting the carbon impact of the built environment, and developing pathways for "carbon smart" buildings to be part of the global climate solution. She is an Associate... Read More →
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Lisa Conway

VP Sustainability - Americas, Interface
Lisa Conway is the VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface - the modular flooring manufacturer that is leading industry to love the world. As a member of a global team, she and her team are responsible for regional activation of the company's mission: Climate Take Back. They're... Read More →
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William Paddock

Founder and Director, WAP Sustainability
William Paddock is the Founder and Director of WAP Sustainability Consulting. Over the last decade, William has become a trusted leader as a sustainability expert for manufacturers and brands. William offers a unique blend of business and environmental experience that compliments... Read More →
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Annie Bevan

Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex
Annie Bevan is a sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience working with organizations to develop processes, procedures, and standards to analyze and certify various sustainability claims in products, buildings, and within manufacturing operations. She represents... Read More →
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Anita Snader

Environmental Sustainability Manager, Armstrong World Industries
Anita Snader is the Environmental Sustainability Manager of Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, PA. She manages the sustainability strategy for Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, and serves as an internal environmental advocate, and environmental spokesperson. She is a LEED... Read More →
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Chris Magwood

Director, Endeavour Centre
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, healthy, beautiful and inspiring buildings. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario, where he... Read More →
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Jacob Deva Racusin

Managing Partner, New Frameworks Natural Design Build
Jacob Deva Racusin is co-owner of New Frameworks Natural Design/Build, offering services in green remodeling, new construction, consultation, and education featuring low-impact high-performance building technologies. Through his work as a designer, builder, consultant, and educator... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203