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It's EPIC to CARE: Free Tools Enabling Low-Carbon Design

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Material Bank's "Design Your Impact" Series

It's EPIC to CARE: Free Tools Enabling Low-Carbon Design

1 x IDCEC Credit Offered to All Attendees

Jack Rusk, Climate Strategist at EHDD, and Erin McDade, Senior Program Officer at Architecture 2030, will demonstrate two complementary and free tools for data-driven decarbonization. CARE makes the case for retrofiting existing buildings and EPIC looks across a wide range of carbon reduction measures that are available on every project. Together, the tools help project teams set a path to zero from the beginning of the project — when data is scarce but the potential for carbon reduction is high.

About Jack Rusk

Jack Rusk is a Climate Strategist with EHDD, an architecture firm with offices in San Francisco and Seattle. He works across projects at the firm to identify and implement climate positive design strategies. Jack also leads development of the Early Phase Integrated Carbon (EPIC) assessment, a web application for planning carbon reductions. He is a member of the International Living Future Institute's Energy+ Carbon Technical Advisory Group and provides peer review on carbon footprinting tools for the US GSA.

About Erin McDade

Erin McDade, Assoc. AIA, is senior program director at Architecture 2030. Erin passionately believes in the power of the building sector to solve the climate crisis, and works globally and within her community to transform our buildings and cities into more beautiful, livable, and equitable carbon positive environments. She leads Architecture 2030’s embodied carbon and public policy initiatives, is a founding member and current chair of the Embodied Carbon Network, and is a member of the AIA 2030 Commitment Working Group. Erin holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Washington.

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The Carbon Impact Program is a free, exclusive Material Bank program supporting firms on their sustainable design journey. Program partners gain access to firm specific sampling impact metrics and customized digital tools to support sustainability education and material specification efforts. The program is available for firms with 10+ Material Bank members and requires minimal set-up and execution time. Click here to learn more.

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  • Guest speaker
    Jack Rusk Climate Strategist @ EHDD

  • Guest speaker
    Erin McDade Senior Program Officer @ Architecture 2030


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