Carbon Leadership Forum

Will you be attending Greenbuild 2019 Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia later this month? We hope to see you there! The Carbon Leadership Forum and our partners will be presenting a series of educational sessions, programs, and panels focused on embodied carbon. In addition to the education sessions held throughout the conference, the Carbon Leadership Forum will have a presence in Booth 1547.

Carbon Leadership Forum/Embodied Carbon Social Meet Up

  • Thursday, November 21 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m
  • Greenbuild Expo Hall Materials Lounge #1547 and Learning Area #1941

Join us in Atlanta!

Embodied Carbon and the EC3 Tool at Greenbuild

This is a list of sessions focused on Embodied Carbon, the EC3 tool from the CLF and the EC3 tool partners. Sessions are listed by date and time during the day.

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RECOMMENDED EDUCATION SESSIONS

Tuesday, November 19th

LD03 – LEED v4.1 Decarbonization Workshop – Construction Materials

  • Time & Location: 1pm-5pm, B211 (Building B, Level 2, Room 211 – pg13 of GWC map)
  • Speakers From: Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), Skanska USA, US Green Building Council (USGBC)

Wednesday, November 20th

ALA40 – Kingspan Presents: Innovative Insulation Solutions as they Pertain to Health, Wellness & Fire Performance

  • Time & Location: 10:15AM-11:15AM, Booth 323 (Building Performance Applied Learning Area)
  • Speakers From: Kingspan

MA01 – MATERIALIZE Thru an Owners Lens: Trailblazing Healthy & Sustainable Material Selection

  • Time & Location: 10:15AM – 11:00AM, Booth 1941 (Materials Applied Learning Area)
  • Speakers From: Ernst & Young, Salesforce, Target, Wells Fargo, WeWork & Wight & Co.

A02 – How Much Carbon is in Your Cyclical Renovations?

  • Time & Location: 11:15AM – 12:15PM, B211
  • Speakers From: LMN Architects, Skanska USA

C02 – Stepping Lightly: Design for a Low Embodied Carbon Footprint

  • Time & Location: 11:15AM – 12:15PM, B211
  • Speakers From: Atelier Ten, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, Sidewalk Labs (an Alphabet (Google) Company)

EC3 tool + Transparency Catalog: Find lower embodied carbon products in 1 click

  • Date/Time:  Wed, Nov 20 from 11:45am – 12:15pm, booth #1713
  • Overview: We invite you to join Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder & CEO for this informal talk at the Sustainable Minds Greenbuild booth #1713. Learn about the Transparency Catalog / EC3 tool integration and see a demo of how to find lower embodied carbon products in every MasterFormat® division / section – in 1 click.
  • Presenters: Terry Swack, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Minds
  • Eventbrite Tickets

ALA20 – Saint-Gobain Presents Transparency as a Road Map for Product Optimization

  • Date/Time: Wed, Nov 20 from 12:30 – 1:30pm, booth 1941
  • Overview: Leaders at Saint-Gobain will share how transparency can help achieve these outcomes no matter the size or scope of your organization. The EC3 tool will be used as an example of how to achieve transparency. Whether it’s internal factors or external needs, being a more transparent company helps grow the top- and bottom-line, helps recruit and retain employees, and most importantly – helps put positive environmental and health outcomes into the product mix.
  • Presenter: Dennis Wilson.

USGBC-LA partners to help building industry put “Buy Clean CA” into action

  • Date/Time: Wed, Nov 20 from 2:15pm – 2:45pm, booth #1713
  • Overview: We invite you to join all the partners for this informal talk at the Sustainable Minds Greenbuild booth #1713.
    • Ben Stapleton, Executive Director, USGBC–LA
    • Kate Simonen, Director, Carbon Leadership Forum
    • Phil Northcott, Founder & CEO, C Change Labs
    • Terry Swack, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Minds
  • Learn about the plans to provide training and tools to all parties involved in state-funded building projects to understand and comply with the adoption of EPDs (AB 262) and secure a better understanding of the embodied carbon in materials.
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New LEED pilot credit: Procurement of Low Carbon Construction Materials

  • Date/Time: Wed, Nov 20 from 4:00pm – 4:30pm, booth #1713
  • Overview: We invite you to join us for this informal talk at the Sustainable Minds Greenbuild booth #1713. Stacy is also responsible for implementation, education and policy for the EC3 tool. Learn about the new LEED pilot credit announced this week, how the EC3 tool can be used to achieve the credit and how to participate in the pilot.
  • Presenters: Kate Simonen, Director, Carbon Leadership Forum; Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability at Skanska USA Building
  • Eventbrite Tickets

Thursday, November 21st

EL56 – Interface Presents: Specifying Health AND Carbon-Smart Materials

  • Time & Location: 10:15AM-11:15AM, Booth L623
  • Speakers From: Interface

D03 – How to Say Zero in Swedish: NollCO2 Climate Neutral Building

  • Time & Location: 11:15AM-12:15PM, B214
  • Speakers From: Castellum, Tengbom, Lidl Scerige KB, Skanska Commercial Development

D11 – LEED v4.1: Advancing Sustainable Materials and the Circular Economy

  • Time & Location: 11:15AM-12:15PM, B206
  • Speakers From: Walter P Moore, USGBC, WAP Sustainability Consulting, Healthy Building Network

MA05 – MATERIALIZE: Sustainable Product Selection Through a Contractors Lens

  • Time & Location: 11:15AM-12:15PM, Booth 1941
  • Speakers From: HITT, Mortenson, Webcor

EL26 – Interface Presents: How to Own Your Entire Carbon Footprint (Including the Supply Chain)

  • Time & Location: 12:30PM-1:30PM, Booth L623
  • Speakers From: Brightworks, Interface, JLL, Salesforce

MA06 – MATERIALIZE: EC3 & mindful MATERIALS – A Gateway Project to Provide Greater Access to EPDs & Carbon Data for the Entire Industry

  • Time & Location: 2:30PM-3:30PM, Booth 1941
  • Speakers From: LMN Architects, Skanska USA, Interface, Brightworks Sustainability

EL66 – Interface Presents: How Can Buildings Become Carbon Sinks?

  • Time & Location: 4:00PM-5:00PM, Booth L623
  • Speakers From: Interface, Terrapin Bright Green

EC3 tool methodology: Creating comparisons, setting category baselines

  • Date/Time: Thu, Nov 21 from 11:15am – 11:45am, booth #1713
  • Overview: We invite you to join Kate Simonen, Director, Carbon Leadership Forum for this informal talk at the Sustainable Minds Greenbuild booth #1713. Learn about the ‘burden of doubt’ methodology, the data uncertainty in EPDs, how the data is used to create results in the EC3 tool and what the results mean.
  • Presenters: Kate Simonen, Director, Carbon Leadership Forum
  • Eventbrite Tickets

EC3 tool + Transparency Report Program: Transforming how EPDs get created

  • Date/Time: Thu, Nov 21 from 1:00pm – 1:30pm, booth #1713
  • Overview: We invite you to join Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder & CEO for this informal talk at the Sustainable Minds Greenbuild booth #1713. MANUFACTURERS – Introducing affordably priced EPDs to improve embodied carbon results in the EC3 tool and for Buy Clean CA awarding authorities – both reward product and facility-specific EPDs. Learn about our new product-specific / facility-specific Transparency Reports (SM’s brand of EPD) – delivered in the cloud, in PDF and into the EC3 tool.
  • Transparency Reports are for manufacturers who:
    • Want new EPDs for a product made at multiple facilities – Standardized and simpler format, fast creation (not an on-demand solution)
    • Participated in an industry-wide EPD – Uses the existing IW LCA data to create a product-specific LCA report and EPD
    • Have multi-product EPDs – Uses the existing LCA data to create a product-specific LCA report and EPD
  • Presenters: Terry Swack, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Minds
  • Eventbrite Tickets

Friday, November 22nd

H06 – There’s No Need to Shy Away from Whole Building LCA

  • Time & Location: 10:00AM-11:30AM, B314 (Building B, Level 3, Room 314, pg14 of GWC map)
  • Speakers From: Arup, Carbon Leadership Forum, Walter P Moore, We Company

Where can you see EC3 demonstrated at the conference?

  • At the MaterialsCAN booth (Interface booth 734), EC3 tool demos will be given throughout the show.  This will be staffed by representatives from Interface, Gensler, Skanska, Kingspan, Superior Essex, USG, and Saint Gobain.
  • Highlighted sessions above – MA06 and LD03.
  • Throughout the conference at Skanska, Sustainable Minds, and Autodesk booths.

EC3 Tool Partners at the Greenbuild Expo Hall

Company Booth Number
American Institute of Steel Construction 1833
Armstrong World Industries M1540
Autodesk 1615
Interface L623
MaterialsCAN (Interface booth) 734
International Living Future Institute (ILFI) 1310
Kingspan Insulated Panels M1649
mindful MATERIALS M1541
National Ready Mixed Concrete 1723
Skanska USA Building Inc. 1304
Sustainable Minds 1713
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 1305
USG 1841
WAP Sustainability Consulting 1740

Full list of exhibitors