ULI Boston - Beyond Energy: Advancements in Building Technology to Achieve a Healthier and Low Carbon Future


2023-11-29T17:00:00 - 2023-11-29T19:30:00

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    As our codes and policies are moving toward electrification, what are other decarbonization trends on the horizon and how are we evaluating these trends against building occupants and health? Construction material specifically – is one area of the real estate industry that is experiencing tremendous technological innovation in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.  Building materials – once overlooked in real estate’s sustainability efforts – are now being recognized as key to achieving net zero carbon emission and embodiment targets and delivering healthy places for tenants and communities.


    In fact, an upcoming ULI report, The Material Movement: Creating Value with Better Building Materials, outlines the driving forces behind this shift and highlights key steps that developers and asset managers can take to mitigate their environmental impact and enhance health through building materials.  Please click here: https://americas.uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/building-healthy-places-initiative/industry-buildings-community/bettermaterials/


    Join a panel representing large institutional owners, architecture/design, construction, and engineering as they discuss the ways that construction’s carbon footprint is being reduced, from structural systems, to skin material and interior materials.



    Ben Lavery


    Benjamin Lavery, Director, joined MITIMCo in 2016. Ben is a member of the planning and development group where he is responsible for managing major new commercial development and renovation projects in the Cambridge portfolio. Prior to joining MITIMCo, Ben worked at Boston Properties, a real estate investment trust in the development group working on multiple projects within the Boston and Cambridge market. Benjamin graduated fromTulane University with a degree in Civil Engineering and earned a MBA from Boston University. He is a LEED accredited professional.


    Vickie Alani

    Principal, CBT Architects

    Vickie Alani is a Principal at CBT with over 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design for projects nationally and internationally. An expert in multi-family residential and hospitality design, Vickie approaches her work with the fluidity and interconnectivity with which people live today. Regarded for her forward-thinking approach and lifestyle expertise, Vickie is a frequent contributor to the larger discourse on changing residential trends and how to design for an evolving culture. A prominent voice in the design community, she has been featured internationally at conferences and in interviews for her industry-leading incite. Augmenting Vickie’s work is her passion for mentorship and cross-discipline collaboration.


    Elsa Mullin

    Sustainability Director, Skanska

    Elsa Mullin is a Sustainability Manager at Skanska USA in Boston, MA. Elsa has eight years of experience in sustainability consulting within the built environment specializing in reducing operational and embodied carbon on projects. She has a BA in Environmental Studies from University of San Francisco, as well as a MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering from University College London, Bartlett School. Elsa was a participant of the 2021 Beverly Willis Emerging Leaders program and is on the AGC Massachusetts Sustainability Committee and the passivhaus MAINE Board of Directors


    Lauren Wingo

    Senior Engineer, Arup

    Lauren Wingo is a sustainability consultant at Arup where she focuses on embodied carbon and whole building life-cycle assessment. With a background in structural engineering, Lauren has designed two completed mass timber projects, including the first mass timber commercial office building in Washington, DC. Lauren has experience in the practical implementation of embodied carbon reduction strategies, advising clients at both the building and portfolio scale on appropriate reduction strategies. Lauren is on the leadership group for the Structural Engineering Institute’s SE 2050 Commitment Program, which supports achieving net zero embodied carbon structural systems for 2050 and is regularly consulted on industry initiatives and the development of guidelines and standards to improve embodied carbon methodology.

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