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Carbon Based Lifeforms Creating Zero Carbon Buildings

September 11, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Carbon Based Lifeforms Creating Zero Carbon Buildings | Eric Corey Freed

In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 parts per million (from 380 to 403), the population grew by one billion, global temperature increased by half a degree Celsius, and 25 percent more people moved into our cities.

The world is rapidly changing and will be a very different place by 2030. In this talk, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry and connect the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save the world AND save our businesses at the same time. You’ll learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space.

Climate change is redefining the design parameters and project demands for building design. Uncertainty in the future will require solutions that measure and manage energy, water and health outcomes in innovative ways.

During this energetic and entertaining session, we’ll train and engage attendees in a collaborative process to better address systemic barriers to healthy, high-performing, sustainable, resilient buildings. Together, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero / zero carbon projects and how to identify the risks amplified over and above a conventional development.

Hear from an award winning architect in a lively discussion that will change how you look at the future, regardless of how bleak it may be!

 

Presenter:
Eric Corey Freed

Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker. As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn’t know were holding them back. He was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.

His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities.

Eric is the author of 11 books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.” In 2012, he was named one of the 25 “Best Green Architecture Firms” in the US, and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.” In 2017, he was named one of Build’s American Architecture Top 25. He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

 

Admission
Free to members.  Membership information below.  Click here to join >>

Membership
Corporate: $150.00 per year (allows unlimited attendees)
Individual: $50.00 per year (about $5.00 per lunch seminar)
Student: $25.00 per year

 

About the Portland Building Enclosure Council
The Portland BEC (Building Enclosure Council) was formed in December 2005 as a committee of the Portland Chapter of the AIA. It is a part of a national network of BECs established by an agreement in May 2004 between the AIA and BETEC, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

In 2011 the Portland BEC became an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization supported by its individual, corporate, and student members. The Portland BEC is run by an elected group of officers and a board of directors.

The purpose of the organization is to promote and encourage discussion, training, education, technology transfer, the exchange of information about local issues and cases, relevant weather conditions and all matters concerning building enclosures and the related science.

The organization is charged with providing a forum for the construction industry in the crucial area of building enclosures.

The Portland BEC meets at noon on the first Tuesday of scheduled months at the Mercy Corps Building. The meeting lasts 1 1/2 hours and is structured around a presentation on issues relevant to the building enclosure. Anyone with an interest in improving the quality of the built building enclosure is welcome to attend.

 

Cover images courtesy Eric Corey Freed/Organic Architect.

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Website:
http://portlandbec.org/

Venue

Aceh Community Room at Mercy Corps
45 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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