ON CLIMATE CHANGE
ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Thanks to AIA|LA’s Committee on the Environment for programming an informative and inspiring 2°C Symposium on Climate Change for 2020. Check back here for details on the 2021 conference. In the meantime, below you’ll find an overview of this year’s conference. You can also view a video overview here.
The third annual 2°C Symposium on Climate Change, February 7, 2020, looks through the lens of LA’s newly adopted Green New Deal. Carbon neutrality by 2050 is one of the most ambitious targets of this policy. As advocates of great design with sustainable goals, we can improve our profession with a firm understanding of the Green New Deal and be better positioned to lead our industry and the world in mitigating climate change.
AIA|LA COTE is dedicated to preserving the earth’s capacity to sustain a shared, high quality of life, and reflects the architecture profession’s commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, while preserving our natural resources. The committee’s directive is to lead and coordinate the profession’s involvement in environmental and energy-related issues and to promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.
How can we, architects, engineers, and industry leaders, connect the Los Angeles Green New deal with our practice? How do we create a carbon neutral building? How can we facilitate this needed shift in our building industry? These questions, and more, will be addressed through the perspective of building scale, urban scale and global scale.
Some highlights of 2°C:
Dominique Hargreaves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles, will brief us on the details of the Green New Deal. For example, the first of four core principles: A commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and to act urgently with a scientifically-driven strategy for achieving a zero carbon grid, zero carbon transportation, zero carbon buildings, zero waste, and zero wasted water.
Bruce King, Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of The New Carbon Architecture, will captivate your imagination by the possibility of architecture’s ability to pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen.
Dr. Joshua Fisher is the NASA JPL Science Lead for the ECOSTRESS Mission, designed to measure the temperature of plants from space in order to determine plant health and water use. One of the largest uncertainties in future climate change projections is the role of terrestrial ecosystems in contributing to or mediating the rise in atmospheric CO2. Dr. Fisher’s team is working on understanding these effects through satellite remote sensing and supermodel modeling.
Lunch Think is your opportunity to have lunch and a conversation with one of our experts about the topic that most interests you, such as: building decarbonization, electrification, mass timber, healthy materials and many other topics. This will also be a time for you to network and meet new colleagues.
Products Pavilion is a first-of-its-kind showcase of next generation innovative technologies in building materials and manufacturing. This is your chance to discover new cutting-edge products: from biogenic materials to decarbonized concrete.
You will discover answers and have an opportunity to directly participate on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the AIA|LA COTE 2°C Symposium on Climate Change, which will translate LA’s Green New Deal into necessary, actionable steps for the field.
Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30AM – 4:00PM
LA Department of Water and Power
John Ferraro Building
$95 for AIA Members
$135 to the public
AIA CES-7.0 LU/HSW
and 7 LFA CE Credits.
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2°C’s name is based on the need to keep the global average temperature from rising more than 2 °Celsius above pre-industrial levels in hopes of preventing irreversible and damaging climatic changes.