GETTING TO ZERO
WITH EMBODIED CARBON

Building Tech Forum has been rescheduled for October 28th | registration has been reopened!

Location: Remote Web Conference

Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Building Tech Forum: Roadmap to 2050 wanted to better understand how our carbon footprint will change to accommodate the Commonwealth’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050. Now, we’re narrowing in on a particular type of carbon that’s standing in the way of carbon neutrality: embodied carbon.

The Materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN) states that “embodied carbon will be responsible for almost half of total new construction emissions between now and 2050. Unlike operational carbon emissions, which can be reduced over time with building energy efficiency renovations and the use of renewable energy, embodied carbon emissions are locked in place as soon as a building is built. It is critical that we get a handle on embodied carbon now if we hope to phase out fossil fuel emissions by the year 2050.” Handling embodied carbon then is an important objective for innovative sustainable design – this upcoming Building Tech Forum will tackle exactly this issue.

Building Tech Forum materialsCAN: Getting to Zero With Embodied Carbon brings together members of the Materials Carbon Action Network to explore the future of embodied carbon. Through five-minute lightning talks, experts will discuss the future of materials that prioritize embodied carbon, important materials to consider, and other critical design challenges. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and to connect with the people behind the amazing innovations happening within our community!

Curious about what past forums looked like? See some photos, stats, and presentations.

Thank you to our partners

SCHEDULE

Opening Remarks | 4:00 PM

Presentations Begin 4:10 PM

Breakout Room Networking Session with Presenters 5:20 PM

Q&A Followed by Closing Remarks5:40 PM

meet our Presenters

Track Lead

Lisa Conway | VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface, presenting
Love Carbon

Interface has been reducing the carbon footprint of its products for 25 years as part of Mission Zero – our promise to eliminate any negative impact our company has on the environment by the year 2020. This fall, Interface is introducing carbon negative carpet tile backings and products. This means that they have taken more greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere than were released during their raw material extraction and manufacture.

Presenters

Annie Bevan | Superior Essex
Embodied Carbon Reduction in Products Behind the Walls
Description Coming Soon
Morana Medved | Artik Art + Architecture/San Jose State University
Interior Design Education: Carbon as a Design Criterion
Expanding on educational offerings related to material selection for professionals, clients, and students to create a common knowledge base is key to embodied carbon reduction.
Nic Kaspereen | HPS
Interior Design Education: Carbon as a Design Criterion

Expanding on educational offerings related to material selection for professionals, clients, and students to create a common knowledge base is key to embodied carbon reduction.

Mark Englert | USG
Discover the Next Big Thing in Wallboard

USG’s latest product offers the same properties as traditional panels, but has significantly reduced weight and reduction in environmental impact.

Ryan Spies | Saint-Gobain
Steering a 350-Year-Old Ship
Description Coming Soon
Stacy Smedley | Building Transparency
Creating an Ecosystem for Embodied Carbon Accountability
In order for a community to thrive, a complex network of interconnected systems must be there to support it. Building Transparency’s EC3 tool is an example of a technology built to support and inform a thriving ecosystem.
Kate Simonen | Carbon Leadership Forum
Scaling Impact: Embodied Carbon Action

Description Coming Soon

Jimmy Mitchell | Skanska
Skanska’s National EC3 Rollout

The Carbon Leadership Forum EC3 tool will be rolling out nationally soon – this latest technology will help bring organizations closer to reducing global carbon emissions.

Brent Trenga | Kingspan
Closing the Commitment Gap We Currently Face to Make Real Impact

Kingspan plans on expanding their global business while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Meghan Lewis | WeWork
Tenant Strategies for Getting to Zero
Meghan demonstrates how life cycle assessments and MEPs can address embodied carbon when one is a tenant.

Additional presenters include Kirsten Ritchie of Gensler.

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PRESENT at
Building tech forum

By presenting in our Building Tech Forum series you will have 5 minutes to speak your mind in front of hundreds of green building professionals with time to network before and after. Propose your contributions to the 2050 Roadmap. Presenters may discuss advances in building technologies, including case studies, equipment, products, renewable energy innovations and more–bonus points for existing building strategies!

Presenters will also have access to an online profile in our BE+ Exchange! Your profile will include a recording of your lightning talk, a speaker spotlight, comments section, and a contact form for people to continue engaging with your content, long after the web conference has ended.

Because this is now a series, there are limited slots for presenting per session. Contact us now to be included in the next session! If you don’t make it into this session, don’t worry—more sessions are on the way.

TRACK Package

$5000

Lead a track and show off your brand 

Package

  • All of Leader Sponsor benefits
  • 5 event tickets
  • Option for 5-min presentation in multiple forums (max 4)
  • Option for multiple live 1-hour events (max 4)
  • Option for additional 5-min presentation on Building Tech Website
  • Blog post

50+ Person Company Package

$1500

Presentation package for large companies

Package

  • One 5-minute presentation

  • 3 event tickets

  • Networking in a breakout room before the event with people signing up to speak with you

  • Logo on website and social media

  • Spotlight on website including your 5-minute presentation, presenter highlight, and opportunities to connect with our community

  • Shared spotlight blog post

Are you a startup? We offer a special discount for $500 for small startup companies to help get their message out. Reach out to Meredith at [email protected] to inquire.

Leader Package

$2500

Present at Building Tech Forum then in our community

Package

  • All 50+ Person Company benefits
  • 4 event tickets
  • 1-hour community event hosted by your company

50 PErson Company Package

$800

Presentation package for small companies

Package

  • One 5-minute presentation

  • 2 event tickets
  • Networking in a breakout room before the event with people signing up to speak with you

  • Logo on website and social media

  • Spotlight on website including your 5-minute presentation, presenter highlight, and opportunities to connect with our community

Interested in presenting? Contact us.

Give us a call at 617-752-2422 or email Meredith at [email protected].

Building Tech Forum is a multi-part lightning talk series that tackles the big issues people in the building industry want answers to: how will we design and build our cities to meet the Massachusetts’ carbon neutral roadmap? What are the major innovations utilizing embodied carbon? Each session also features a lineup of over a dozen experts from critical companies involved in sustainability, design, and manufacturing.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Cost: $2000

Support 4 Building Tech Forum Sessions

Benefits:

  • 2 tickets to each Building Tech Forum session (total of 8 tickets)
  • company logo and verbal recognition during live programming
  • logo on website and social media
  • recognition in event promotion, including newsletter

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us.

Give us a call at 617-752-2422 or email Meredith at [email protected].

registration

As a nonprofit, a high percentage of our annual budget is funded through event revenue. However, we understand that during these times not everyone can afford to pay, so we are experimenting with a new payment model where participants can pay what they can. We believe this event is valued around $85, but you can pay as low as $35 through the tiered tickets.

Please consider making a donation to support us during this difficult time – like all of you, this pandemic has threatened our revenue stream and while we are doing okay, we are YOUR organization and provide you with valuable programs. Now, more than ever, we need your support.

* If there is a financial hardship and you are interested in attending, please reach out to us. *

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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TWITTER

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On October 28th, join us for Building Tech Forum materialsCAN: Getting to Zero With Embodied Carbon, which brings together members of the Materials Carbon Action Network to explore the future of embodied carbon. Through five-minute lightning talks, experts will discuss the future of materials that prioritize embodied carbon, important materials to consider, and other critical design challenges. Afterwards, meet your favorite speakers in our breakout room session and talk about the issues that struck you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and to connect with the people behind the amazing innovations happening within our community! Register at https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf-materialscan/

Building Tech Forum: Roadmap to 2050 wanted to better understand how our carbon footprint will change to accommodate the Commonwealth’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050. Now, we’re narrowing in on a particular type of carbon that’s standing in the way of carbon neutrality: embodied carbon. Join us and the Materials Carbon Action Network at 4 PM on October 28th for Building Tech Forum materialsCAN: Getting to Zero With Embodied Carbon! https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf-materialscan/

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Building Tech Forum materialsCAN: Getting to Zero With Embodied Carbon
October 28th, 2020, 4:00 – 6:30pm
Web Conference
https://builtenvironmentplus.org/btf-materialscan

ABOUT BUILT ENVIRONMENT PLUS

Built Environment Plus, formally known as USGBC MA, is a nonprofit that drives sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment through advocacy, educational programs, and professional development opportunities. Learn more at https://builtenvironmentplus.org.

ABOUT THE MATERIALS CARBON ACTION NETWORK

The Materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN) includes members of the global building industry that are ready to act on the smart prioritization of embodied carbon in building materials. Find us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or learn what you can do now to start addressing the embodied carbon in your projects.

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Past presentations

The BE+ Exchange

The New Home for Past and Upcoming Building Tech Forum Presentations

At Built Environment Plus, we strive to bring sustainable educational and community opportunities to the Massachusetts building science, design, architectural, and engineering communities. The BE+ Exchange is our latest endeavor supporting our mission.

The Exchange seeks to continue the conversations that began at our Building Tech Forum series. Here, you will find recordings of past and upcoming Tech Forum presentations, as well as speaker and contact information. You’ll have the opportunity to reach out to speakers about the important work they’re doing, as well as keep the conversation going long after each Building Tech Forum session is finished. Over time, we envision the BE+ Exchange becoming a vast resource and community space for those in our community who are interested in the innovations changing the way we design, build, and maintain our buildings.

2019 Presentations

Boston Properties Track

MassCEC – Ariel Horowitz
MassCEC Clean Building Initiatives

ClearVue – Dan Lonergan
Introducing ClearVue Solar

Daikin – Dan Smith

ReVision Energy – Malcolm Sonnett
The Future of Whole House Electrification

Touloukian Touloukian Inc. –Theodore Touloukian
Lumen at Beacon Park, Detroit

CopperTree Analytics – Peter Serian
A Solution for Today’s
Energy Management Challenges

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger – Mark Webster and David Bliss
Embracing Embodied Carbon

USG – Sandy Mulkern
What’s Next in Building Tech? Targeting Carbon in the Fight Against Climate Change

The Green Engineer – Marie Nolan
Circling Back After Getting the Plaque

Eversource and National Grid Track

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