Carbon, Equity and Designer’s Responsibility – Field Lessons for Climate Positive Outcomes - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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As crafters of the built environment, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to make the right design choices. In this interactive hands-on session, you'll learn about the intersection of Equity and Climate Positive Design. The team will demonstrate tools, share case studies, and discuss strategies to become net positive.

Learning objectives:

  • Attain a better understanding of carbon initiatives and how they correlate to design equity.
  • Acquire knowledge of embodied carbon in our everyday materials palettes, and develop quick adaptations to make choices that are climate-friendly.
  • Through a visual demonstration of the Pathfinder tool, expand your knowledge and insight of greener design in your projects.
  • Become a more responsible designer, with a deep awareness of the impact of product specifications on climate change and planet health.

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA, LEED AP



Marieke Lacasse is a Landscape Architect and Principal at GGLO, a multidisciplinary firm that revels in designing projects that reflect the unique character and interests of community, site, and user experience culture. The resulting spaces garner awards for their playfulness, highly sustainable features, promotion of health and active living, and long-term site stewardship. She is an ardent supporter of environmental and sustainability causes, serves as trustee for the Washington Chapter of ASLA, volunteers for ULI Northwest and homeless housing non-profits. She holds a Baccalaureate in Landscape Architecture from the University of Montreal, Canada, and is licensed in Washington and California.

Pamela Conrad, ASLA, LEED AP

Principal, Founder

CMG Landscape Architecture, Climate Positive Design

Pamela is a Principal at CMG Landscape Architecture and Founder of Climate Positive Design. Conrad specializes on climate mitigation and resilient design in the public realm, focusing on San Francisco's waterfront. Her work is informed by a background in Plant Science and a passion for the environment rooted in growing up on a farm. She is an ASLA Climate Action Committee member, 2018-2019 LAF Fellow for Innovation and Leadership and recipient of the 2019 NCRE Women of Influence Award. She has published numerous works and presented internationally for developing the landscape carbon calculator Pathfinder app and Climate Positive Design Challenge.

Jessie Templeton, AIA, LEED AP

Associate Architect, Embodied Carbon Specialist

GGLO Design

Jessie Templeton is an Architect and Researcher who focuses on carbon and equity in the built environment. She leads Embodied Carbon Research and Analysis efforts at GGLO Design where she facilitates Carbon accounting for all the firm’s projects on the road to a Climate Positive project portfolio by 2030. Jessie also co-leads the Design Equity Initiative, an effort to embed an equity lens in the project process, culminating in material choices, spaces and projects that strive for a more equitable built environment.
Jessie’s project experience includes LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Multi-Family, Affordable, and Mixed-Use urban projects.


Video: Carbon, Equity and Designer’s Responsibility
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10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass Successful completion of this quiz is required to earn your PDH for this webinar.
8 Questions
1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
Session Guide
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