Takeaways from the Carbon Positive Conference 2020
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4/15/2020
When: Wednesday, April 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The CarbonPositive20 conference happened took place in LA the first week of March. Alexandria Evans will share her experiences and lessons learned while attending the conference. The topics will cover the basic of operational and embodied carbon, the importance of eliminating our carbon emissions, and ways we as architects and designers can limit carbon emissions, and start to create buildings that are Carbon Positive (or better than carbon neutral). Following the road map presented by Edward Mazria, electrification, policy solutions, existing buildings, and new buildings. For reducing the embodied carbon of new buildings concrete, steel, and mass timber are all discussed.

Takeaways from the Carbon Positive Conference 2020
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Learning Objectives:

  • Emphasize need for immediate action to combat climate crisis.
  • Advocate to electrify our buildings and grid for climate and health reasons.
  • Incorporate easy, high impact items, into the specifications on every project to have high immediate impact on carbon emissions.
  • Discuss importance of saving of existing building to prevent the embodied carbon to be wasted.
  • Inspire the addition of Carbon LCA's into every projects design process

About the Presenter:

Alexandria Evans, Associate AIA, moved to California after finishing a BS in Architecture from Georgia Tech and a MArch from Iowa State. While working for a social media company, she chaired the AIASF mentorship committee between 2016 and 2017. Most recently, she has joined the AIA Silicon Valley COTE Committee and has found a home as a Designer for CAW Architects, Inc. in Palo Alto.

Alexandria, as a child of 2 public school educators, especially loves her work in education and strives to help create positive environments for the community. As a future architect, she strongly believes that architects and designers have a responsibility towards the environment and has recently become more of an activist in the flight to mitigate the climate crisis. Most recently she attended the CarbonPositive’20 Conference as an influencer for AIACA. Other interests include adaptive re-use and historic preservation, travel, and volunteering.