2021 Practice Webinars, Practice Webinar, Specialist|

Date/time: Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST

This is the first in a series of sessions on the Building Decarbonization Practice Guide. The Guide is a tool to accelerate change towards a fully decarbonized future for the built environment and is a project of the William J. Worthen Foundation. It is an expert created, free compendium of practical, case study-based guidance, an up-to-date reference tool that design professionals (architects, engineers, contractors, and others) as well as developers, funders, and policymakers can apply now.

Decarbonization of the “built environment” is a term that has become part of our common lexicon only in the past three years. In this period, our industry has accelerated the discussion of achieving a carbon neutral future for new and existing buildings. California has been a leader in this discussion as a result of legislative action in 2018, which set our State on a course towards a fully decarbonized electrical grid by 2045. As a result, we now have a sensible and practical path to decarbonize buildings through electrification, low carbon material selection, and net-positive renewable energy production. The William J Worthen Foundation has developed “The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide: A Zero Carbon Future for the Built Environment” in order to help the entire community of built environment stakeholders understand how to embrace the new design paradigm.

The first three of a planned seven volumes of the Guide were recently released. Volumes 1-3 cover: Volume I – Introduction, Volume II – Universal Design, Construction and Operations Phase Considerations, and Volume III – Multifamily Residential, Hotels | Motels and Similar Buildings.

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Celebrating over 75 years of service, the AIA California actively promotes the value of design and advocates for the architectural profession. AIA CA is an association of 11,000 dedicated and passionate members who share a commitment to design excellence and livability in California’s natural and built environments.

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