Achieving Low Carbon Construction in Buildings–The Importance of Standards is a workshop featuring industry leaders and government officials discussing various approaches to lower carbon construction. As the building sector accounts for approximately 40% of energy related CO2 emissions, there remains a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Topics will examine the role of engaging stakeholders in standardization, developing energy efficient products, and research and development in achieving low carbon construction in buildings.
Confirmed Workshop Speakers
Craig Simmons, Director and Co-Founder, Best Foot Forward - Keynote Speaker
Amy A. Costello, Environmental Sustainability Manager Armstrong World Industries Inc.
Owen Jenkins, Director at CIRIA
Joe Martin, BCIS Executive Director, RCIS
Ralph M. Paroli, Director of Building Envelope and Structure, National Research Council of Canada (Moderator)
Rick Wheal, Director/Buildings Group Leader at Arup
Thomas A. Schwartz, Senior Principal & President of the Building Technology Group, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (Moderator)
S. Shyam Sunder, Director of the Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Martin Townsend, Director of BREEAM