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10:30am – Concrete Carbon Solutions

The top 50 architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) firms, and other key professionals responsible for well over one trillion dollars of global annual construction have rallied around establishing building sector emissions targets to meet the Paris Agreement. The embodied carbon emissions of construction products represent a significant portion of emissions and unlike operational carbon emissions these…

10:30am – The Need for Affordable, Sustainable Housing

We have dual climate and affordable housing emergencies bearing down on us as a community and a world. In order to be truly sustainable, our communities must make note of the equitable access to clean, green, affordable housing. Our communities in Redmond and Kirkland are 100% LEED Platinum certified, and yet close to three quarters…

12:00pm – Blowing the Lid Off Affordable Net Zero Housing

The C Street Co-op packs a punch: Affordable Housing at 60% AMI? Check. Affordable homeownership? Check. Permanently affordable homeownership? Check. Net Zero Energy? Neighborhood walkability? And all this with about 10% of the subsidy required by typical affordable housing apartment buildings? Check, check, and check. Recently completed in Springfield, Oregon, the C Street Co-op has…

12:00pm – How Buildings Can Reverse Climate Change

Emissions arising from manufacturing building materials for North American homes add around 65 million metric tonnes of GHGs every year. And the drive to improve energy efficiency in homes may push these emissions even higher. Understanding the impacts of material carbon emissions (MCEs) is critical for all of us in the homebuilding industry. Fortunately, homebuilders…

2:00pm – Housing Solutions Across the Edge

Well before the current housing crisis, creative developers and grassroots communities were busy advancing a broad movement. Largely inspired to create housing, also moved to establish a profound sense of place, this movement has become so broad and deep that no single person or group can say that know most of what is going on.…

2:00pm – Climate Change, IAQ and Energy Efficiency

Climate change, wildfires, excessive heat and a life-threatening pandemic - life as we have known it, no longer exists. Many people from all walks of life and who live in existing housing can no longer escape to their 'castle'. What can be done to provide healthy housing with clean, cool and affordable indoor air to…

9:00am – Strategic Energy Planning for Resilience

The focus of this session is on best practices for developing a strategic energy plan that is centered on equitable outcomes, while promoting community energy resilience. Learn more about recent tribal energy resilience, microgrid, and strategic planning projects, while gaining technical resources for implementing in your community. Navigate existing frameworks, technologies, grant funding resources, and…

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