Fri, Apr 16



CLF DC || Reducing Embodied Carbon in Design (Part 1)

Benchmarking, Timeline, and SE 2050

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CLF DC || Reducing Embodied Carbon in Design (Part 1)

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Apr 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


About the Event

Join us online on Friday, April 16th from 10 - 11:30am for a webinar on "Reducing Embodied Carbon in Design". This will be the first of a two-part series on the strategies and tools for addressing embodied carbon in design. Lauren Wingo (Arup) and Kirsten Smith (Sustainable Building Partners) will join us for Part 1, focusing on timeline, benchmarking, and The Structural Engineering Institute's SE 2050. The event will conclude with a Q&A and discussion session.

Lauren Wingo is a licensed structural engineer in Arup’s Washington, DC office. She is a regional expert in structural sustainability and applies this knowledge to her projects, focusing on reinvigorating existing building assets and utilizing low embodied carbon structural materials. Her project work ranges from a mass timber high school gymnasium to a large scale adaptive reuse project. Lauren serves on the Structural Engineering Institute's Sustainability Committee and leads the database development effort for the SE 2050 Commitment Program. Lauren is a member of the District of Columbia Construction Codes Coordinating Board Structural Task Group where she supports efforts to review and update local building codes. Lauren has a degree in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from George Washington University.

Kirsten Smith is a Sustainable Program Specialist at Sustainable Building Partners (SBP) where she consults on green building projects in the DMV area and beyond. She has jump-started the Life-Cycle Assessment services at SBP and works to educate, benchmark, guide, and reduce the environmental impact associated with material choices in the built environment. She is also a co-chair of the new CLF Washington DC Hub, with which she hopes to bring industry professionals together to discuss and tackle the problems associated with embodied carbon locally. Kirsten has a degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Virginia Tech.

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