Construction Management Association of America Southern California
Leading with Living Building Challenge and Carbon Reduction
March 29, 2023 / 12 noon
Event Description: The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) poses the question “What if every single act of design and construction made the word a better place?”
Join CMAA Southern California Sustainability Committee, Verdical Group and NAC Architecture to explore how the framework of the ILFI’s Living Building Challenge (LBC) guides more sustainable solutions in any project. Learn how strategies for carbon reduction and environmental justice lead the industry in pursuit of a more just society.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation | Impacts and opportunities for the Real Estate and the construction sectors
May 10, 2023 / 12 noon
Event Description: Features speaker Daniele Horton, Founder & CEO, Verdani Partners
- Identify climate change risks and opportunities in the Real Estate Sector
- Review climate change related local and federal regulations in the U.S.
- Review climate change mitigation strategies
- Review climate change adaptation strategies
- As the grid decarbonizes and regulatory pressure increases assets will need to decarbonize or risk become stranded. Explain what stranded assets are and what steps portfolios are taking to understand their risks and take steps to mitigate them.
- Review opportunities for the construction industry to help the real estate sector decarbonize and become more resilient to climate change risks
Sustainable California State Universities featuring Lindsey Rowell
April 12, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor has adopted the goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 in alignment with existing campus plans and statewide goals. As climate change continues and resources are impacted, the importance of generating support from leadership & constituents, campus benchmarking tools, alternative funding strategies, and campus climate plans becomes vital. In this webinar, Lindsey Rowell, Chief, Energy, Sustainability & Transportation, will cover the specifics of how the largest university system can be decarbonized through sustainable facilities strategies and infrastructure guidelines. Listeners will learn about all the sustainable strategies CSUs use to improve energy efficiency, with the flexibility of each campus adapting those strategies in a way that works for them in their unique circumstances. Learning objectives for this webinar are:
- How CSUs generate support from leadership and constituents to further advance sustainability efforts
- What external frameworks and benchmarks CSU relies on to evaluate its sustainable infrastructure targets
- How to implement alternative funding strategies for energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency
- Successful climate action planning that enables campuses to set aggressive goals that achieve cost-effective, equitable climate protection for campuses and California as a whole