The National Building Museum is offering what promises to be a good discussion about how to tackle the thorniest of carbon problems -- all that carbon that is released into the atmosphere by constructing and using buildings. See the announcement below. Hope some preservation-minded folks will be able to make the event -- and speak up about the importance of reusing our existing buildings. (Unfortunately, I'll be on a plane to Seattle, driving up my own carbon footprint.) See the NBM website for details.
Tuesday, March 18
Whose Carbon is it Anyway?
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
As the creation and maintenance of buildings creates over 40% of the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere every year, who is going to take the lead in finding solutions? Opening Remarks: Harriet Tregoning, Director, DC Office of Planning. A discussion with: Scott Barrett, Director, International Policy Program; Professor of Environmental Economics and International Political Economy, SAIS at Johns Hopkins University • Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post Journalist (moderator) • Rainer Hascher, Co-founder, Hascher Jehle Architektur, Germany • Melissa Lavinson, Director, Federal Environmental Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, PG&E Corporation •Fran Pavley, Former Assemblywoman, State of California 1.5 LU (AIA) 1.5 CFE (ASLA) 1.5 CM (AICP)
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