With the global imperative for carbon emission reductions and sequestration, landscape architects can play a critical role in maximizing their capacity to realistically mitigate climate change. This session will review the carbon conundrum from our profession’s perspective and provide context, tools, and strategies toward achieving climate-positive design.
The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920023418, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.
Understand the landscape architect’s carbon footprint and handprint.
Identify the differences between embedded, operational, and sequestered carbon.
Understand strategies and tools to evaluate and improve the carbon capacity of any project.
Understand advocacy with manufacturers and how to reduce carbon impacts of construction materials.