August 5, 2015

Carbon Leadership Forum summit coming up on Sept. 10

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is an industry-academic collaborative research effort hosted by the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments.  The CLF works to reduce the carbon ‘embodied’ in building materials. ‘Embodied carbon’ is the sum of carbon emitted in each step of a material’s life. The reduction of embodied carbon is an essential part of reducing emissions in our built environment.

On September 10, the Department of Architecture is pleased to host the 2015 Low Carbon Building summit, here in Gould Hall on the UW campus.  The summit will introduce new ideas and best practice solutions to use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to drive to low carbon buildings. LCA data can be used to determine product and building ‘carbon footprints’ and evaluate alternatives. Presentations by industry experts will explain the science behind carbon accounting and provide tools to put knowledge into practice.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
8:30am – 5:00pm
half day and full day sessions available

University of Washington, Gould Hall
3950 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction management, manufacturing, government and environmental policy as well as LCA practitioners and industry trade organizations are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Professor Kate Simonen at