Embodied Carbon in Buildings Conference


May 31, 2019
8:00am - 7:00pm


Samberg Conference Center at the MIT Sloan School
50 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02142

Massive volumes of carbon emissions are tied to building materials and construction. The time for AEC professionals to talk carbon is now. Come to learn from leading-edge practitioners and researchers as they investigate the impacts and opportunities of materials and products, and share strategies for realizing carbon-thoughtful design. Leave with literacy on the issues of embodied carbon and implementable approaches for forward-looking practice.

This conference by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA is in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Questions about registration? Contact Caitlin Hart at or 617-391-4026.

Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Your registration includes your acceptance and agreement to the Boston Society of Architects photo release and consent statement.

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Conference schedule

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Breakfast and registration

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Introductory remarks
Jean Carroon FAIA, 2019 BSA President; principal, Goody Clancy

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 1: Embodied Carbon 101
1.5 LU|HSW

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Showcase exhibit and coffee break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: Materials and Carbon
1.5 LU|HSW

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Showcase exhibit and lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 3: Design Decisions
1.5 LU|HSW

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Showcase exhibit and coffee break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
​Carl Elefante FAIA, 94th AIA President; principal, Quinn Evans Architects

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Registration fee: 

$300, BSA members; $400, nonmembers

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development


Boston Society of Architects/AIA