Penn State at The Navy Yard, 4960 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112
Friday, 09/17/2021 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Happy Hour, Friday, 09/17/2021 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Happy Hour information TBA)
Early bird: $100
Early Bird Members: $50
Government/Non-Profit: $125 (government or non-profit email required during registration)
Tours: $10 each (in addition to Symposium registration) - Registration is separate.
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If cost is a barrier, please contact Pat Ma.
We are optimistically anticipating hosting this conference LIVE at Penn State at the Navy Yard, and are taking every measure to ensure this can be done safely in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Understanding Philadelphia's Residential Energy Burden
This session will feature the findings from The Office of Sustainability’s energy burden focus groups held with 60 Philadelphians to inform the development of equitable energy policy.
What Good Could Look Like
As part of an update to the region’s long-range plan, DVRPC developed exploratory scenarios for Greater Philadelphia. This session will explore these “alternate futures” and examine a Living Future scenario.
Diverse Voices for Change – How Women Architects Investigate Various Certifications to Strive Towards Truly Regenerative Building Design
With the proliferation of so many new standards, it is important to find opportunities for synergies between them so that they can enhance one another.
Operationalizing the Whole Life Cycle Carbon Approach
This session discusses the measurement and tracking of embodied carbon in existing and new structures. It also highlights new carbon-reducing policies that can support our communities’ long-term health and resilience.
Health in Resilient Housing
COVID19 demonstrates that a resilient built environment must include healthy housing. This session shares cutting-edge research and an innovative vision for resilient buildings that empower healthier lifestyles.
Climate Activism Through Design
In this session, you will learn from the experiences of leaders who are tackling climate change from a variety of perspectives: engaging with clients and contractors to achieve deeply sustainable solutions, working with legislators to change code requirements, collaborating with communities to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard, and developing novel curricula to educate the next generation of designers.
Beyond Passive House – Equitable Decarbonization
As a collective of holistic-thinking Passive House Consultants, Passive to POSITIVE will share how we incorporate embodied carbon awareness into our work advising clients on a multitude of Passive House projects.
The Consequences of Sustainability Without Systemic Change
The session will outline some of the underlying racial, economic, and historical factors that act as built-in constraints to transformative change in the sustainability arena.
Healthy Building - Healthy People, Engineering Well-Being in the Built Environment
This presentation will explore how the intersection of health, equity, and environmental sustainability creates a new project framework that is focused on the overall well-being of the users.
Communicating successes to bolster organizational support
Perspectives from the City of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and sustainability consultant Samantha Wittchen on how communicating successes helps bolster organization support for sustainability initiatives.
Retrocommissioning: The Lever to Building Tune-Up Success
Building science and PECO engineering experts discuss how retro-commissioning can provide both energy and non-energy benefits to building owners in Philadelphia facing Building Tune-Up requirements in the coming months.
Diversifying a Diversity Organization - How Professional Women in Construction is pumping up the pipeline
Professional Women in Construction supports, advances, and connects women throughout the AEC industry. Hear how they are pumping up the program to diversify their organization so you can too.
Nick Aster | Shane Clark | Pat Coleman | Adam Cutler | Kate Flint | Alex Grella | Michele Halsell | Angela Iraldi | Patrick Isaac | Bissy Larsson | David Lemons | Brendan McGrath | Mark Sanderson | Matt Thomas