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Friday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Carbon Drawdown Now! Prefabricated, Carbon-Storing Building Components Built Before Your Eyes

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Living buildings must be buildings that are part of the climate solution, and the way to achieve this is to ensure that we are building with materials that store more carbon than is released during harvesting/extraction, transportation and manufacturing (“embodied carbon”). There is a surprisingly wide array of materials that are healthy both for building occupants and for the climate, and they are available in every bio-region. The presenters will share their knowledge of embodied carbon issues and the opportunities that abound to use abundant agricultural residues, silvicultural products, and waste stream materials that act as carbon capture and storage devices as building materials. However, this won’t just be a theory session: the presenters will share examples of carbon-storing buildings they have built, and they will actively construct a high-performance prefabricated building component (wall, floor or roof section) made only with non-toxic, regionally appropriate, affordable, carbon-storing materials.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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David Arkin

Founder/Director, California Straw Building Association (CASBA)
David Arkin, AIA, is one of the founders and current Director of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA).  He is past-President of Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADSPR) and served fror twelve years as a board member of the Solar Living Institute... Read More →
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Chris Magwood

Director, Endeavour Centre
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, healthy, beautiful and inspiring buildings. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario, where he... Read More →
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Ace McArleton

Managing Partner, New Frameworks Natural Design Build
Ace McArleton founded New Frameworks Natural Design/Build to offer green remodeling and new construction services blending healthy, low-carbon materials and methods with high-performance design. Ace instructs in the Natural Building Certificate Program at Yestermorrow School, is co-author... Read More →
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Jacob Deva Racusin

Managing Partner, New Frameworks Natural Build
Jacob Deva Racusin is co-owner of New Frameworks Natural Design/Build, offering services in green remodeling, new construction, consultation, and education featuring low-impact high-performance building technologies. Through his work as a designer, builder, consultant, and educator... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Room: Elwha A