June  23, 2020

Carbon Leadership Events & Webinars


Embodied Carbon 101 (Boston Society of Architects): Envelope on Monday, June 22 from 3-4pm ET with Christopher Nielson (Bruner/Cott), Chris O’Hara (Studio NYL), Catherine Paplin (Steven Winter Associates), Melanie Silver (Payette).

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub: An Overview of CSHub Resilience Research on Thursday, June 25 at 11am ET. Register

EC 101 (BSA): MEP on Monday, June 29 from 3-4pm ET with Stephanie Carlisle (KieranTimberlake), Julie Janiski (Buro Happold), Jacob Knowles (BR+A Consulting Engineers), Alejandra Menchaca (Thornton Tomasetti). Register

EC101 (BSA): Interiors on Monday, July 13 from 3-4pm ET with Andrew Ellsworth (Doors Unhinged), Josh Jacobs (UL Environment), Lisa Carey Moore (Integrated Eco Strategy), Candon Murphy (MG2). Register

Rapid Decarbonization Throughout the Building Lifecycle on Thursday, July 16 at 2pm ET with Emily Dawson (Kaiser + Path), Billie Faircloth (KieranTimberlake), Stet Sanborn (Smithgroup), and Natalie Wheating (Webcor).

Carbon Leadership Network Quarterly Call on Friday, July 17 at 11am ET. Registration information available soon.

Embodied Carbon 101 (Boston Society of Architects) from 3-4pm ET

  • July 20: Procurement
  • July 27: Carbon accounting
  • August 3: Certifications + commitments: Overview
  • August 10: Making the case
  • August 17: Process + firm culture
  • August 24: Certifications + commitments: Overview

Recent Webinar Recordings


EC101 (BSA): Basic literacy, EPDs, and Structure. Recordings

ZGF Webinar: Understanding Concrete’s Carbon Footprint. Recording

MIT CSHub Recordings

CLF Webinar Recordings

CLF Event Information

Featured Upcoming Events (subject to change)

August 5-6: FTI World Congress Los Angeles, CA

September 8: GoGreen Conference Seattle Seattle, WA

March 30-April 1, 2021: International Mass Timber Conference Portland, OR

Recent News, Research, Resources, and Discussion

Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) news and media.

CLF now has local hubs in Atlanta, Austin, Australia, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Denver/Boulder, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, and Yellowstone. Join or start a local chapter now to help expand our network.

Why every environmentalist should be anti-racist. A powerful piece about intersectional environmentalism from Leah Thomas with references to important resources like the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s guidelines to being anti-racist and this pledge for intersectional environmentalists.

How sustainability professionals can uplift the black community. Jarami Bond, Architecture & Design Market Manager at Teknion, urges the sustainability community to “get uncomfortable” with action items provided. To most effectively address the climate crisis, as sustainability professionals we must “lead the cultivation of a more inclusive, equitable and safe world for all.”

Re-forming the Building Industry: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. A look at the depth and breadth of the building sector’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) problem; its implications for the industry; and ways individuals and firms can bring about change.

The Social Components of Sustainability with George Brandy Jr., Chief Sustainability Officer at Mohawk - a recorded interview from Greenbuild 2019. “The comprehensive change we need to enact to tackle the climate crisis can’t happen without diverse representation in positions of power and influence. Social inclusion on a large scale is necessary if this change is going to be sufficiently accelerated.”

A conversation with Sharon Egretta Sutton, activist, author, and trailblazer in the architecture world as the the first African American woman to be promoted to full professor of architecture, the second to be elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and the first to be appointed president of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Read about her thoughts on activism, music, revolution, and the need for disruption in architecture education.


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Written by Martin Torres
Edited by Fred Bernstein

This newsletter is meant to increase awareness and understanding of the important work being done to reduce embodied carbon in buildings. If there is something we missed or an emerging news story that should be on our radar, email

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  • The Carbon Leadership Forum accelerates transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction.
  • We pioneer research, create resources, foster cross-sector collaboration, and incubate member-led initiatives to bring embodied carbon emissions of buildings down to zero.
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