The Demand for Zero Carbon Buildings
In the last decade, carbon levels accelerated, the population swelled, global temperature rose and our urban population grew. All these factors mean the world will be a very different place by 2030. In this seminar, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry, connecting the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save both the world and our businesses. Participants will learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space. Climate change is redefining the design parameters and project demands for building design. During this energetic and entertaining session, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero / zero carbon projects, as well as how to identify the risks amplified over and above.
Eric Corey Freed
Eric joined Morrison Hershfield in 2017. He is a licensed architect with more than 25 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Eric has been a regular contributor for Greener Buildings, KBB Home, Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Eric lectures around the country at over 50 events a year.
He has served on the boards of the Human Health Initiative, the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations. He was a founding board member and Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and served on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert where he drafted visionary sustainability policies. He has received awards from several Mayors, and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.