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Green Champion Summit: Democratizing Decarbonization

October 10, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Free

Democratizing Decarbonization

1.5 AIA LU|HSW available

The annual AIAO COTE Green Champion Summit brings to you sustainability leaders from around the region and country. This year we gather to discuss how our already-strong efforts to reduce both carbon and greenhouse gasses can be bolstered by new legislation, technologies and practices which could steepen our approach to end climate change.

Following the address, a panel of local experts on policy, technology and implementation will share with you the good news about recent legislation and incentives to help move the needle on Carbon sequestration and GHG reduction for architects and clients.  We will then shift the conversation to consider our collective responsibility as professionals in the design and building community to take action.

As Keynote this year, we will hear from Jeff Tuft, AIA of ArchitecturalNexus. He will discuss the culture of ArchitecturalNexus, a firm that makes a priority of regenerative and sustainable projects. He will show, through several project case studies, the methods, materials and client-centered feedback tools they use to create increasingly resilient and excellent architectural projects.


12:00 – 12:05 Welcome, Introductions, Event Format

12:05 – 12:10 Panel introductions

12:10 – 12:25 Keynote Address: Jeff Tuft (ArchNexus)

12:25 – 12:40 Isaac Barrow and Jacob Goodspeed from PGE: What was, what is and where we are going in zero carbon legislation and utilities along the west coast

12:40 – 12:55 Chandra Robinson from LEVER Architecture: zero carbon, wood, and how this can help our local economy and equity; Jacob Dunn from ZGF: PDX TCore (challenge of sourcing an incredible amount of FSC COC wood)

Followed by audience participation, panel discussion and Q&A.

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October 10, 2022 12:00pm October 10, 2022 1:30pm Free

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