Net Zero Schools Summit

January 31st, 2020 8:00am – 4:30pm

Rudolph Hall, Yale School of Architecture
180 York Street New Haven, CT 06511
AIA Connecticut, in collaboration with the CT Green Building Council and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is hosting their very first Net Zero Schools Summit at the Yale School of Architecture. A group of thought leaders and experts from across the country will discuss the issues of sustainability, carbon sequestration in construction, and construction methods to achieve Net Zero schools and move the design and construction industries toward a carbon positive future. 
The Summit’s goal is to host a candid discussion of sustainability, planning & designing, and construction of Net Zero schools with a goal of providing actionable information for the stakeholders behind school construction design. 
8:00am – 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Coffee

8:30am – 8:45am Opening Remarks & Introductions
                                  Gina Calabro, Executive Director, AIA Connecticut
                                  Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP,  Executive Vice President, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
8:45am – 9:15am Embodied Carbon
                                 Dr. Jeremy Gregory, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
9:15am – 11:45am Presentations & Panel Discussion: Sequestering Carbon Dioxide
                                 Dr. Brent Constanz, Blue Planet
                                Dr. Gaurav Sant, CO2 Concrete
                                 Dr. Sean Monkman, CarbonCure Technologies
                                Dr. Nicholas DeCristofaro, Solidia Technologies 

11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm Kentucky Schools Adopt Net Zero Strategies for Construction
                              Kenny Stanfield, Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, Lousiville KY
2:15pm – 3:15pm Zero Energy Should be the Norm Now that it’s Free! (3 Ways to Procure Zero Energy Schools)
                             Tony Hans, National Director of Sustainable Projects CMTA Engineers
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:15pm A Special Case Study Presentation
                              Dr. Christopher Drew. Director of Sustainability Adrian Smith + Gordon Hill Architecture LL
4:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Remarks





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