ULI New York: The Carbon Sweet Spot: Tradeoffs between Embodied Carbon and Operating Carbon


2024-05-21T17:30:00 - 2024-05-21T19:30:00

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    Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) 11 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 United States


    Standard Pricing Until May 21 Members Non-Members
    Private $65.00 $90.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $50.00 $70.00
    Student $50.00 $70.00
    Under Age 35 $40.00 $55.00
    All refunds must be requested no later than May 20th, 2024. 
    Is this the solution to reducing whole life carbon? Designing buildings to operate on reduced energy and carbon is essential in reaching net zero goals for all stakeholders. However, certain design choices, such as façades, can unintentionally increase a building's upfront embodied carbon.

    A forthcoming new report commissioned by ULI and made possible by a generous donation from Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in the name of the late A. Eugene Kohn (ULI Life Trustee and KPF Co-Founder), explores design decisions and tradeoffs for creating low carbon buildings from design through construction to end-of-life. This event begins with a presentation of the report’s findings by representatives of the research team from ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate in collaboration with KPF and the University of Washington's Integrated Design Lab.
    A reaction panel of real estate experts will follow the report presentation. Attendees will gain insights on key decarbonization approaches, applications, processes, and building materials, in addition to their carbon savings payback. Other areas to be explored include avoiding renovation and improvement pitfalls; making decarbonization projects pencil; and future regulations that may influence developers, architects and public sector officials in decision making. This is your opportunity to hear key industry information first, and to participate in an immediate, real-time reaction event.
    Featured speakers:
    Jennifer Cass, senior vice president, Capital Program, NYC Economic Development Corporation

    Carlos Cerezo Davila, Environmental Design director, KPF
    Michael Daschle, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, US Office Business, Brookfield Properties 

    Christopher Meek, professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and director, the Center for Integrated Design at the University’s College of Built Environments

    Marta Schantz, co-executive director, Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate, Urban Land Institute (Moderator)

    Kai Starn, senior sustainability consultant, Steven Winter Associates
    ***Additional Speakers to be announced***