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Embodied Carbon 101: Process + Firm Culture

October 4 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

AIA Richmond is partnering with Va. COTE to present Embodied Carbon 101 on Tuesdays through Oct. 4 from noon-1:30 p.m.

Learn how to integrate sustainability work into your firm’s standard practices and procedures.

In order to make true progress toward carbon reduction, carbon-thoughtful design must be part of the AEC industry’s standards and culture, instead of approached on a project-by-project basis. Hear from sustainability leaders representing a range of practices, including architecture, engineering and consulting, construction, and design/build firms who share the vision and infrastructure of their own firms’ sustainability and embodied carbon practice, and elaborate on how they arrived at a place where sustainable design and construction is built into their firms’ cultures. These leaders identify barriers to adopting carbon-thoughtful design and strategies for breaking down those barriers, including leveraging existing cultural and industry structures (for example: the AIA 2030 Commitment) and strengthening the connections between the existing values of firm leadership (for example: operational energy reduction; for example: materials and occupant health) and carbon reduction.

Earn 1.5 AIA LU|HSW

Free

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