Prashant Kapoor, Chief Industry Specialist for Green Buildings and Climate Smart Cities, shared lessons from creating IFC’s visionary Edge App and how to align significant sustainability gains with governments and markets at the global scale.
Panel: Innovation in Envelope Materials
Aluminum, glass and insulation play a major role in a building’s performance and its embodied carbon footprint. Expert panel with Q&A explored how to win on both fronts.
Speed Round: CarbonPositive Design and Policy Tools
Presentations focused on the relative efficacy of emerging tools and policies for implementation, and their ability to scale quickly and globally.
Workshop: Advancing CarbonPositive Policy in Practice
In arranged groups, participants outlined strategies for advancing and implementing the best tools in practice, policy, and regulation.
Call to Action
Targets established will be integrated into the American Institute of Architects’ “AIA 2030 Commitment” (representing 625 firms) including reporting on embodied carbon emissions, and the newly launched Structural Engineers 2050 Challenge (SE 2050) will provide aligned commitments, reporting, and actions for achieving the targets.