Buildings as the Climate Solution: Partnering with Local Governments to Tackle Embodied Carbon (1.5 LU|HSW)
What strategies are local government agencies pursuing to reduce operational and embodied carbon in the built environment, and how can the design community co-pilot these efforts?
Agency representatives from Marin, Oakland, Albany, San Francisco, and StopWaste (a regional joint powers authority) will discuss current policy approaches, and introduce some of the hurdles and opportunities (both technological and cultural) that lie before us.
This conversation will be the first in a short series of events that will dive deeply into cutting-edge and next-up strategies for ensuring that buildings — and the design community itself — can lead the way into an equitable and climate-smart future, with a specific focus on embodied carbon and circularity.
- Describe how East Bay local governments are committing to climate action through aggressive GHG emissions reduction targets, specific actions (in CAPs), and policies that address emissions from the energy and materials used in buildings (aka operational & embodied carbon)
- Understand the importance and potential benefits of building decarbonization to local communities in the Bay
- Identify opportunities for the architectural community to contribute to a carbon neutral built environment in the East Bay
- Engage with local government processes to lead and partner on climate policies