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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.


2022 COD Conferences

The next domestic conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 thru Sunday, October 23 in Los Angeles.  An international conference is not planned for 2022 or 2023.

AIA Bronx presents: "Reducing Embodied Carbon to Reduce Global Warning", May 10 on Zoom. 1 LU|HSW (AIA-BX 08).

  • 1.  AIA Bronx presents: "Reducing Embodied Carbon to Reduce Global Warning", May 10 on Zoom. 1 LU|HSW (AIA-BX 08).

    Posted 04-22-2022 04:36 PM

    AIA Bronx presents: "Reducing Embodied Carbon to Reduce Global Warning" from 12-1pm, May 10, on Zoom. 1 LU|HSW (AIA-BX 08)

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    With 40% of global energy-related emissions attributed to the built environment, and decarbonization of the world's energy supply decades away, architects can reduce new emissions now with their next building design. This presentation outlines the need for immediate reductions of "embodied" emission in the design and construction of new buildings and renovations. Attendees will learn how architects can reduce emissions meaningfully, even though user-friendly analytical tools are insufficiently developed.

    The presentation will provide attendees with the following learning objectives:

    1. Understand why it is urgent to reduce Carbon emissions immediately;
    2. Learn the relationship between "embodied" and "operating" emissions in building design, and their respective relationship to global warming:
    3. Understand why material database and compilation tools are difficult to use, and need more development;
    4. Learn how to reduce "embodied" emissions now, until user-friendly tools are available.

    Presented by: Bill Caplan is the author of "Thwart Climate Change Now: Reducing Embodied Carbon Brick by Brick".

    Hosted on the AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley Zoom platform.



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    Bill Caplan, Associate. AIA
    Author of "Thwart Climate Change Now: Reducing Embodied Carbon Brick by Brick"
    Environmental Law Institute ELI Press, November 2021
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