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Building Innovation: How can you reduce your Carbon Footprint through your buildings?
What impact does your company’s building construction have on your bottom-line emission output?  Addressing the emissions from building material manufacturing is the next frontier in total carbon accounting for buildings and infrastructure. Join the REBA team for a webinar led by Kate Simonen, Director of the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), Amanda von Almen, Head of Sustainable Built Environment at Salesforce and Kelsey Price, Director for Sustainability at Magnusson Klemencic Associates. CLF is an industry-academic collaborative effort dedicated to bringing hard to abate emissions in the building sector to zero. Kate will speak to the issue at hand, the tools available to simplify this complex problem, and how to apply them to your company’s operations, while Amanda and Kelsey will speak to the applicability and value of these tools within their organizations.

Dec 10, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Kathrina Simonen
Director @Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF)
Kathrina Simonen (Kate), AIA, SE, is an associate professor in the University of Washington's Department of Architecture and is licensed as an architect and structural engineer. She joined the faculty at the university with over 15 years of professional practice experience bringing expertise in high performance building systems, seismic design and retrofitting, net-zero energy residential construction, prefabrication and collaborative practice. Her research is focused on environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), integrated practice and innovative construction materials and methods. She is founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaborative research effort focused on linking LCA to design and construction practice to advance low carbon construction. She authored a handbook on LCA for building industry professionals, Life Cycle Assessment, which was published in 2014.
Amanda von Almen
Head of Sustainable Built Environment @Salesforce
Kelsey Price
Senior Design Engineer @Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Kelsey has over five years of structural engineering experience at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), designing towers up to 100 stories tall and developments up to 2 million square feet. As leader of MKA’s Sustainability Technical Specialty Team, Kelsey directs internal and external efforts to address the issue of embodied carbon within the building industry. Outside efforts include active involvement in the Carbon Leadership Forum and the Structural Engineering Institute’s Structural Engineers 2050 Challenge working group. Through the MKA Foundation’s pilot sponsorship of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator, Kelsey was one of the tool’s original beta users prior to its launch at Greenbuild 2019.