The 2015 Low Carbon Building Summit will introduce new ideas and best practice solutions to use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to drive to low carbon buildings. LCA data can be used to determine product and building ‘carbon footprints’ and evaluate alternatives. Presentations by industry experts will explain the science behind carbon accounting and provide tools to put knowledge into practice.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
University of Washington, Gould Hall
Professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction management, manufacturing, government and environmental policy as well as LCA practitioners and industry trade organizations are encouraged to attend.
The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is an academic and industry based collaborative research effort hosted at the University of Washington. The CLF works to reduce the carbon ‘embodied’ in building materials. ‘Embodied carbon’ is the sum of carbon emitted in each step of a material’s life. The reduction of embodied carbon is an essential part of reducing emissions in our built environment.
Internationally recognized and published for his contributions to Architecture and Planning, Peter Busby’s award-winning portfolio embodies his philosophy of social responsibility and commitment to sustainable design. Since opening his Vancouver practice in 1984, Peter’s body of work has gained a reputation for design excellence and innovation, becoming a powerful catalyst in the growth of the green architecture movement in North America and abroad. After merging his firm with Perkins+Will in 2004, he became a driving force across the company, compelling its industry-leading sustainable design initiatives. In 2012, Peter relocated to be the Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office. Peter’s latest book, titled, Busby: Architecture’s New Edges, was published in 2015.
All lectures are held at 6:00 PM in Architecture Hall 147 at the University of Washington and are free and open to the public.
Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.
Vincent James| VJAA, Minneapolis
The Emergence of the Global Elevated City
Vincent James , FAIA
Vincent practiced independently and with firms in Minneapolis and New York before founding VJAA in 1995. Vincent was appointed Adjunct Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he taught from 2000-2006. He was the Favrot Visiting Chair in Architecture at Tulane University in 1998 and 1999 and was recently the John G. Williams Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas, the Morgenstern Chair and Visiting Professor at IIT and a visiting professor at MIT. Vincent James is currently Cass Gilbert Professor in Practice at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin.