Posted on: Sep 16th, 2022

Clean Energy, Climate, and the Built Environment Workshop

This interactive workshop is hosted by Green Building Alliance, Covestro, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations Environment Programme, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. It will feature global, national, and regional experts examining decarbonization strategies for all aspects of the built environment.

Our homes and workplaces.

Vehicles and the roads, bridges, and tunnels they travel on.

Water systems and electrical power grids.

Stadiums, arenas, and concert halls.

They’re all part of the built environment.

And, they all use tremendous amounts of energy and materials to construct and maintain. Until now, the ways in which we design, construct, operate, and power our buildings, communities, and cities have relied heavily on fossil fuels and inefficient practices and processes that result in the carbon emissions that drive climate change.

Decarbonizing the built environment by transitioning to clean energy is both an opportunity and priority because of the significant impacts not only on climate, but also on human health, social equity, and economic vitality.

This daylong, interactive workshop takes place during the same week that global leaders from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI) will convene in Pittsburgh for the Global Clean Energy Action Forum hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Sessions will include:

  • Powering the Future: Electrification and Decarbonization
  • Advancing Decarbonization and Near Zero Goals for Existing and New Buildings
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Complementary Strategies for Mobility and Decarbonization
  • Igniting a Clean Energy Economy: Empower People + Just Transition
  • Circularity and Climate Neutrality: Decarbonizing Products, Processes and Supply Chains
  • Financing Built Environment Climate Solutions

The Alliance’s John Michael LaSalle will be participating in this workshop.