EL66 - Interface Presents: How Can Buildings Become Carbon Sinks?

Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Booth L623 « Back

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Believe it or not, it is possible to have factories, buildings, cities perform as well as natural ecosystems. How can it be done?   This session will highlight the emerging standards, practices and tools that enable buildings to store carbon, focusing on both construction and interiors stages. Using case studies of ongoing projects, green building consultant Terrapin Bright Green will cover how organizations can transform their facilities from simply ‘zero footprint’ to operating in the positive. Interface will share lessons learned from their Factory As A Forest pilot project that sets building performance standards for their factory locations, including the metrics they developed on carbon sequestration targets and some examples of the strategies to achieve them applied both at their local factory and recent Headquarters project.

Learning Objectives:

Identify benefits of reducing overall embodied carbon of building projects

Understand the value of incorporating carbon sequestration goals into building projects and policy

Know where to find more information about tools, standards, and technologies around carbon sequestration

Give examples of how embodied carbon reduction strategies can be employed at multiple scales

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Event Type: Education Lab > Session