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DesignDC 2024: The Climate Crisis and Responsive Design

Feb 20, 2024

AIA | DC will hold the first DesignDC Symposium of 2024 on Thursday, February 22 at the District Architecture Center.

The built environment generates almost 50% of global CO2 emissions. To address climate change, it is imperative that architects, engineers, and building owners work together and commit to net zero emissions by 2030. Although policymakers are enacting building performance laws that require buildings to meet certain performance standards, Design professionals are uniquely suited to help resolve this crisis - through design, client education, and knowledge in navigating the policy requirements, Design professionals can advance decarbonization and build greener cities.

To forward this collaboration and work, Roger Frechette, PE, LEED AP will offer his thoughts and expertise as part of a panel discussion on Decarbonizing Your Design with Lauren Wingo, Senior Structural Engineer at Arup, and Jim Martinoski, Vice President, Miller & Long Co., Inc.

Other sessions include The DC Greener Government Buildings Act, Translating Goals: Environmental, Social, and Governance in Project Design, and Incentives + Financing Green Design.

Along with Keynote Speaker Kate Johnson, Head of US Federal Affairs, Regions & Mayoral Engagement, C40 Cities, the event offers key insights on mitigating operational and embodied carbon, and important information in talking to clients about regenerative design, policy, and financial incentives and resources.

Doors open at 8:30am

The Symposium is in partnership with COTEdc and the Carbon Leadership Forum

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