MARCH 2-4, 2020 • INTERCONTINENTAL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

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The Carbon Issue

Architecture 2030 guest edited the January 2020 issue of ARCHITECT Magazine. The Carbon Issue is dedicated to the urgent need for climate action, with decarbonization strategies for materials, design, practice, and policy.

The Carbon Issue

Implementing Rapid and Dramatic Carbon Reductions in the Global Built Environment

The CarbonPositive’20 CONFERENCE and EXPO provided 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 showcased in-depth innovative materials and advanced construction methods, latest design tools and best practices, and leading edge policy efforts and planning practices.

Sessions

Day 1

Opening Keynote:
Timing is Everything: The Path to CarbonPositive

The climate emergency requires us to act now. Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Edward Mazria framed the challenges of the building sector now and over the next 30 years, identified the critical interim and long term carbon targets, and showed how we begin to address them through planning and policy, design and practice, building and manufacturing.

Keynote: It’s Electrifying! Achieving ZERO Now Through Electrification and Renewables

Cole Roberts highlighted the futures of energy and electricity, and Panama Batholomy made a strong case against the continued use of natural gas.

Keynote: Network for Change: The Global Embodied Carbon Movement

Kate Simonen brought embodied carbon advocates onstage to show the strength of the local, people-powered initiatives that have sprung up to take on the challenge of reducing embodied carbon, and stressed the importance of bringing new people into the movement.

Day 2

Introductory Remarks: AIA Address

Jane Frederick, AIA and Robert Ivy, FAIA

Keynote: Spotlight on the Global South: CarbonPositive Design Tools for Global Markets 

Over the next 30 years, the majority of the world’s building construction will occur in cities in the Global South. Prashant Kapoor shared approaches and instruments of practice that will be most effective in realizing better performing and low carbon buildings in emerging markets.

Breakout Sessions

  • Cities Lead: Emerging Embodied Carbon Codes and Incentives
  • Core Materials: Better Concrete, Better Steel
  • Don’t be Square: Circular Economy as Design and Business Strategy

Breakout Sessions

  • Forest AND the Trees: Getting Mass Timber Right
  • Lighten Up! Optimizing Materials Use in Structures
  • Landing It: Carbon Sequestration in Site Planning and Landscape Design

Keynote: Towards Half – Designing for a Carbon Positive Future

MASS Design Group’s Kigali office is increasingly responsible for some of the world’s leading climate positive buildings and large scale developments. To realize a more sustainable future, Kelly Alvarez Doran and Sierra Bainbridge show how might we begin to reconsider our approach to materiality, supply chains, labor forces, and the fundamentals of design practice.

Breakout Sessions

  • Put A Ring on It: The Power of Commitments
  • Next Gen Biomaterials: Innovation and Promise
  • In Practice: Carbon Sequestering Concrete in Los Angeles

Breakout Sessions

  • Big Zero: Large Scale Carbon Positive Projects
  • Interior Dialogue: Material Impact and Innovation
  • EC3: Transforming Construction Specification and Procurement

Day 3

Morning Keynote:
2030 is the New 2050: How to Speed Delivery on Global Promises Now

The next 10 years are critical to the global climate movement. How far behind are we on delivering on the promise of the Paris Agreement? Farhana Yamin, Founder of Track 0, shared why the building sector poised to make a difference, how we can take action in our cities and local communities, and how we can best support immediate and impactful actions and policies on the international stage.

AIA Large Firm Roundtable’s Countdown on Carbon

Breakout Sessions

  • Existing Buildings: The Key To Zero Carbon
  • Not Just Less Bad: Design at the Nexus of Operational and Embodied Carbon

Breakout Sessions

  • Residensity: Urban Land Use and Growth
  • In Practice: Mass Timber and Project Delivery

Experts

Participating Firms

ACLimate LLC

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

AIA COTE

AIA East Bay

AIA Large Firm Round Table (LFRT)

Amazon

Ambient Energy

American Institute of Architects

American Institute of Steel Construction

AMLI Residential

Andersen Windows & Doors

Andersson / Wise

Ankrom Moisan Architects

Arcadis

Architecture 2030

Argonne National Laboratory

Ark Woods

Arkin Tilt Architects

Armstrong World Industries

Arup

ASG Architects

Atelier Ten

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects

Autodesk

Ayers Saint Gross

Bassetti Architects

BCT Architects

Blackbird Architects Inc.

BNIM Architects

Brightworks Sustainability

Brooks & Scarpa Architects

Brummitt Consulting

Build It Green

Building Decarbonization Coalition

BuildingGreen

BuildWell Source

BuroHappold Engineering

BWBR

C Change Labs

California Nevada Cement Association

California Straw Building Association (CASBA)

CallisonRTKL

CalPlant

Cal Poly Pomona

Cameron MacAllister Group

CannonDesign

Carbon Leadership Forum

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Carbon Upcycling

CarbonCure Technologies

CAW Architects

cbt architects

CCY Architects

Cemex

Central Concrete Supply Company, Inc.

City of Los Angeles

Clark Nexsen

Clark Pacific

Climate Earth

ClimateWorks Foundation

CMG Landscape Architecture

CO Architects

Coffey Group LLC

Collins

Columbia Forest Products

Comcast NBCUniversal

Commodore Builders

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Consulate General of Canada

Cooper Carry

CRTKL

Covestro LLC

Cuningham Group Architecture

DataBased+

David Baker Architects

Degenkolb Engineers

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Design AVEnues LLC

Detroit 2030 District

DLR Group

Doo Consulting

Doors Unhinged, LLC

ECI Alaska

EHDD

Endeavour Centre

Energy Foundation

EskewDumezRipple

EcoAmmo Sustainable Consulting Inc.

Ernst&Young

Eur SpA

Facebook

Fast + Epp

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas

Feldman Architecture

Flad Architects

Florum Magazine

Gaia

Gates Ventures

Gensler

Gonzalez Goodale Architects

Goody Clancy

Google

Gould Evans

Grand Rapids 2030 District

Greening Homes Ltd.

Grimshaw Architects

Group14 Engineering, PBC

Guttmann and Blaevoet

HACKER ARCHITECTS

Hanley Wood

Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co

HCMA Architecture + Design

HDR

HGA

HKS, Inc.

HNTB

HMC Architects

HOK

Home Front Build Inc.

Hudson Pacific Properties

Integral Group

Integrus Architecture

Interface

International Living Future Institute

Invisible Structures

Jacobs

JERDE

JK Architecture Engineering

JSE Design + Architecture

Johnson Fain

KieranTimberlake

Kilroy Realty Corporation

King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Kira Gould CONNECT

KL&A, Inc.

KTGY Architecture + Planning

KORNBERG ASSOCIATES

KPFF

Krekow Jennings

Krueck + Sexton Architects

Lake|Flato Architects

Lambert Sustainability

LeMessurier

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Legrand

LEO A DALY

LGA Architecture

LinkedIn

LMN Architects

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Los Angeles Mayor’s Office

LPA, Inc.

Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Mahlum Architects

Mario Cucinella Architects

MASS Design Group

MG2

Mighty Earth

MiraCosta College

Mithun

Mitsubishi Corporation

MTBA Associates Inc

Mueller Architect, LLC

National Community Renaissance

National Gypsum Company

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Natural Resources Defense Council

nbbj

New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Noll & Tam Architects

Obayashi

Oldcastle Building Envelope

One Click LCA / Bionova

Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

OSL Concrete

Owens Corning

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Page

Parish House Inc.

Parkhill, Smith & Cooper

Payette

Perkins and Will

Perkins Eastman

Peter J. Arsenault, Architect

PG&E

PJHM Architects

Polycor Inc.

Port Authority of NY & NJ

Priopta

Prosoco

Quinn Evans Architects

Ramboll

Resource Engineering Group

RMI

Robertsons Concrete

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

ROCKWOOL

Rocky Mountain Institute

Roth Architects

RRM Design Group

San Francisco Department of the Environment

Sasaki

Seattle 2030 District

SERA Architects

Shepley Bulfinch

SHoP ARCHITECTS

Siegel & Strain Architects

Silliker + Partners

Snow Kreilich Architects

Softwood Lumber Board

SOM

Stantec

stok

StopWaste

STUDIOS architecture

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Superior Essex

Sustainable Minds

Tempest Advisors

The Building Science Podcast

The Delacorte Review

The Energy Gang podcast – Greentech Media

The Footprint Company

The Miller Hull Partnership

The Nature Conservancy

The William J. Worthen Foundation

Thornton Tomasetti

tk1sc

Torti Gallas + Partners

Track 0

Trane

Transition Laguna Beach

Trinity College School

Turner Construction

UDR

UL

University of Michigan

Union of Artists RF, Design Section

University of Colorado Boulder

University of New Mexico

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

US Department of Energy

Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP

Verdant Structural Engineers

VMDO Architects

Walsh Sustainability Group

Walter P Moore

WAP Sustainability

Washington University in St. Louis

Watt Architecture

Webcor Builders

Whiting-Turner

Wight & Company

Woodbury University

WoodWorks

World Bank Group – IFC

World Green Building Council

WRNS Studio

ZGF Architects, LLP.

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