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Upcoming Events

April 16, 2024


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April 16, 2024

Embodied Carbon Bootcamp in Partnership with Building Transparency 

11:30-1:30pm (Virtual)

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November 16, 


Madison WI

November 2, 


Glendale, WI

September 21, 2023

Madison, WI

March 15, 2023


March 1  4:30-7pm

(In Madison)

March 1  4:30-7pm (In Person!)

AIA Wisconsin Capital Day Co-host

Join us for a presentation "Considering Carbon: Our High-Impact Opportunity" and Reception sponsored by FOCUS ON ENERGY®

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March 1, 4:30-7:00pm

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club 1 West Dayton Street Capitol Ballroom B Madison, WI 53703


4:30 – 5:30 pm   Cocktail Reception with Legislators

5:30 – 6:30 pm   Program: Considering Carbon: Our High-Impact Opportunity

Panel of Experts:

  • Ben Austin, Sustainability Lead at J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.

  • Kim Reddin, AIA, Director of Sustainability and an Associate Principal with Flad Architects

  • Kyle Reynolds, Account Executive with Interface

6:30 – 7:00 pm   After hours networking


Historically, sustainability efforts in the built environment have been heavily focused on operational energy. While reducing operational energy and associated carbon emissions is critically important, it is also vital not to overlook the carbon emissions and environmental impacts associated with materials and construction, also known as embodied carbon. In 2018, the International Energy Association Global Status Report found that the manufacturing of building materials accounted for 11% of global energy- and process-related greenhouse gas emissions, with indications that the emissions will continue to rise. A key action to achieve a more sustainable built environment will include education and encouraging the procurement of low embodied carbon materials, with buy-in from stakeholders in the public, legislative, AEC, and manufacturing realms. This discussion will focus on how those stakeholders can educate themselves and take action to move toward a low-embodied-carbon built environment.

Past Events & Presentations

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​March 15, 12-1 pm Wisconsin Case Studies - Reducing Embodied Carbon (virtual)

Event Name - CLF Wisconsin Hub Presents: Embodied Carbon Case Studies Here in Wisconsin​.

Hear about the status of addressing embodied carbon in Wisconsin, and learn about some current efforts underway!


o    Unni Kurumbail – UW-Madison

  • Topic: Embodied Carbon in WI Report

o    Chris Winger – Lycon

  • Topic: Environmental Product Declarations

o    Tim Liebhold – Flad

  • Topic: Project Case Study – UW-Madison Veterinary Medicine

o    Nate Helbach – The Neutral Project

  • Topic: Project Case Study - Baker's Place & The Edison

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USGBC WI Member Meeting - Nov 2 2023 Decarbonization

Guest Presenters:

CLF WI Hub Co Leads Ben Austin, Chelsea Duckworth, Julia Pooler, Russell Knudson PE, LEED APSuzanne FerrisGerrit Reinders (LEED AP) and Chelsea Malacara.

Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference, November 16, 2023 Session Name: Design and Building Trends for Sustainability

  • Moderator: Korinne Haeffel, Director, Market Transformation & Development, U.S. Green Building Council

  • Phil Meyer, Senior Project Manager, at EUA  

  • Maverick Hovey, Mechanical Engineer, Affiliated Engineers

  • Julia Pooler, Embodied Carbon & Youth Engagement Advocate, Girl Scouts Troop Leader

  • Ben Austin, Sustainability Lead, J.H. Findorff & Son

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