August 18, 2020

Carbon Leadership Events & Webinars


CLF: Structures on Friday, August 21, at noon ET. Webinar focused on embodied carbon initiatives and resources for structural engineers, with Orlando Gibbons (Arup), Michael Gryniuk (LeMessurier), Mike Cook (Buro Happold), and Mark Webster (SGH). Register

Embodied Carbon 101 (Boston Society of Architects): Process + firm culture on Monday, August 24 from 3-4 p.m. ET. With moderator Barbra Batshalom (Sustainable Performance Institute) and speakers Colin Booth (Placetailor), Steven Burke (Consigli), Amy Hattan (Thornton Tomasetti), Andrea Love (Payette), and Kimberly Seigel (Perkins and Will). Register

Reimagining the Future of Black Communities on Friday, September 9 from 12-2 p.m. ET. With Jacqui Patterson (NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program). Register

Recent Webinar Recordings

EC101 (BSA): Basic literacy, EPDs, Structure, Envelope, MEP, Interiors, Procurement, Carbon Accounting, Certifications + Commitments: Overview and Deeper Dive, and Making the Case. Recordings

ZGF Webinar: Understanding Concrete’s Carbon Footprint. Recording 

MIT CSHub Recordings

CLF Webinar Recordings

CLF Event Information

Featured Upcoming Events (subject to change)

Featured Upcoming Events [subject to cancellation]

August 5-27: FTI World Congress Virtual

August 19-21: Africa Green Building Summit Accra, Ghana

August 25-28: NetZero Build Summit Virtual

September 8-9: GoGreen Conference Seattle Virtual

September 8: Carbon Positive Reset (North & South America) Virtual

September 10: Greenbuild - Green Building Summit, Virtual

September 15-16: Net Zero 2020 Virtual

September 17: Carbon Positive Reset (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Virtual

September 22: Carbon Positive Reset (Asia, Asia Pacific & Oceania) Virtual

October 1: Greenbuild - Resilience Summit, Virtual

October 7-8: Zero Carbon Conference, International Living Future Institute, Virtual

October 22: Greenbuild - Global Health & Wellness Summit, Virtual

Recent News, Research, Resources, and Discussion

Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) news and media coverage.

Sustainability focused resources for structural engineers are being published by IStructE’s Climate Emergency Task Group on their climate emergency page, with articles on such topics as lean design, risk evaluation and mitigation, and circular economy principles in design. Share your thoughts and comments with Verulam at

Two CLF leaders featured in New York Times article ‘Concrete, a Centuries-Old Material, Gets a New Recipe’ - Alana Guzzetta and Jeremy Gregory were featured in a piece about carbon reduction strategies for concrete. Emerging products and processes for lower carbon concrete from CarbonCure, Blue Planet, Solidia, BioMason, and LafargeHolcim were highlighted.

USGBC highlights women leading in green around the world - There is plenty more work to be done to provide equal opportunity for women in the building industry, but these five stories celebrate women who have blazed the trail  for building sustainability: Theresa Lehman (Miron Construction Co., USA), Grace Kwok (Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group, Hong Kong), Deepa Sathiaram (EN3 Sustainability Solutions, India), Alicia Silva (Revitaliza Consultores, Mexico), and Marija Golubović (Energo, Italy and Serbia).

The story of SE2050 - CLF leaders and pioneers of SE2050 Frances Yang and Michael Gryniuk recount the history of SE2050. Read about it and commit to its goals before the official launch in November.

CLF now has regional 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 regional hub now to help expand our network.


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We invite you to join the our movement! You can help us fund and conduct critical research, build out our resource library, engage in our collaborate network through informative webinars and action-oriented focus groups, and develop member-led initiatives.

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

About the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington

Who We Are

  • 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.
  • We are architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers who care about the future and take bold steps to eliminate embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure.


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