The “Not so Inconvenient” Truth of Carbon and Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
- Non-member - $50
- Member - $40
- Student Member - Free!
- Associate Member - $30
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.
Meg Calkins, FASLA
Professor of Landscape Architecture
North Carolina State University
Meg Calkins, FASLA, is Professor Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University. She is the author of the book Materials for Sustainable Sites and editor of the Sustainable Sites Handbook. Calkins has taken an active leadership role in development and implementation of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) since 2003. She is a frequent Contributing Editor to Landscape Architecture magazine writing several articles on site construction materials and exemplary designed works. She currently serves on the Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Board.
José Almiñana, FASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP
Andropogon Associates, Ltd.
Pamela Conrad, ASLA, LEED AP
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.
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