What is a carbon positive material, building, urban development, city or region?

What key design, planning, policy and market levers can initiate a worldwide carbon positive revolution?

What are CarbonSmart materials?

How can embodied carbon emissions be rapidly and dramatically reduced in the Global South?

Which materials, building types and construction methods are associated with the lowest embodied carbon?

What are the latest and most promising innovations in carbon sequestering and bio-based materials?

How can we specify and procure clean, low embodied carbon building materials for all projects?

What are the most powerful tools for measuring embodied carbon and optimizing material use?

How can projects simultaneously address high performance AND embodied carbon?

What are the best examples of carbon positive building and development projects in the world?

How can policies incentivize carbon positive development strategies like densification and adaptive re-use?

CarbonPositive’20 CONFERENCE and EXPO

March 2-4, 2020 | Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

Implementing Rapid and Dramatic Carbon Reductions in the Global Built Environment

Over the next 4 decades, the world is projected to construct 230 billion square meters (2.5 trillion square feet) of buildings, an area roughly equal to the current worldwide building stock, or the equivalent of adding another New York City to the planet every 34 days

The upfront carbon emissions associated with just three materials used in the construction of new buildings and infrastructure nearly equals annual building sector operational emissions.

By 2050, the embodied carbon from these materials in all new buildings and urban infrastructure, if built to western standards, could consume up to 60% of the world’s 2°C carbon budget, unless we change course, quickly.

The CONFERENCE and EXPO provide a “how-to” for planning, designing, building and manufacturing a CarbonPositive future – where buildings, developments and entire cities are constructed to use sustainable resources, generate surplus renewable energy, and convert atmospheric carbon into durable materials and products. 

To meet this challenge, sessions, speakers and exhibitors will showcase in-depth:

  • Leading edge policy efforts and planning practices
  • Latest design tools and best practices 
  • Innovative materials and advanced construction methods

CarbonPositive’20 is an interdisciplinary, practice-focused event for architects, planners, engineers, builders, developers and policymakers.

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