Climate Action Committee

The Climate Action Committee aims to improve the sustainability of the built environment by promoting conservation of natural resources, design which brings buildings closer to net-zero usage, and public policy that supports these efforts.


Bill Leddy, FAIA
Vice President

Sharon Refvem, FAIA
Vice Chair, Co-chair of Chapter Outreach

Suyama Bodhinayake, Assoc. AIA
Co-chair of Chapter Outreach

Frank Bostrom, AIA
Co-chair of Education

Bill Burke, AIA
Co-chair of Education

Henry Siegel, FAIA
Co-chair of Communications

Pauline Souza, FAIA
Co-chair of Communications

Simone Barth, Assoc. AIA
Co-chair of Advocacy

Scott Shell, FAIA
Co-chair of Advocacy

Avideh Haghighi, AIA
Co-chair of the Advocacy Embodied Carbon Working Group

Tian Feng, FAIA
Co-chair of Resilient Design

Bill Melby, FAIA
Co-chair of Resilient Design


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Climate Action Webinar

Carbon Pt. 3 | Carbon Accounting: Decarbonization Case Studies When: Thursday April 20th, 12-1:30pm Units: 1.5 LU/HSW (pending approval) Qualifies for 1.5hrs of ZNCD MCE Speakers: Brad Benke, AIA Research

Climate Action Webinar

2022 Energy Code for Single-family Lighting Date/Time: Wednesday, March 15 | 12P – 1P | 1 LU/HSW Speaker: Gina Rodda, CEA | Principal/Owner of Gabel Associates, LLC This hour-long Code

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