Ins & Outs of Low Carbon Concrete (1 LU – Pending)
The embodied and operational carbon output of the built environment is a leading contributor to the declining health of our planet and our way of life. This event will give attendees the information they need to address reducing one of the largest components of embodied carbon: cement.
This program will first discuss the existential threat carbon poses to the planet today and how low carbon concrete is reducing the embodied carbon footprint of the built environment. We will then review 5 Strategies for achieving Low Carbon Concrete. Some strategies are proven while others are evolving but all are in use in the Bay Area today.
As a Pankow Project Executive, Michael is the quintessential project Team Leader. He collaborates; works tirelessly as a Client Advocate and puts people first while focusing on changing the building process to serve the stakeholders. Over 90% of the projects that Michael has worked on have been design-build or design-assist delivery.
Michael is passionate about Mass Timber, ZNC, ZNE, Adaptive Re-Use, Historical Renovations and Alternative Housing Solutions. He worked on the ZNE-ready Vincent Academy Public Charter School in East Oakland and wakes up each morning looking for ways to positively impact the local community.
Juan Gonzalez is Manager of Strategic Development and Sustainability for Central Concrete, Right Away Redy Mix, Westside Concrete Materials and Polaris Materials. In this role, Juan focuses on the business development around low-carbon concrete designs, along with devising multiple strategies to achieve ZERO waste. Juan also collaborates with architects, engineers, contractors, and consultants to develop concrete specifications that are performance-based and incorporate embodied carbon goals. In 2013, Juan earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Chico.