ULI: The Next Big Thing: Embodied Carbon in Real Estate


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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    You might have heard – the City of Vancouver recently set a target mandating 40% reductions in embodied carbon for new buildings by 2030. Embodied carbon in real estate is the next big thing that developers need to be aware of. What is embodied carbon, and why does it matter to real estate? How can it be meaningfully reduced, and how can doing so enhance building value? What is the City of Vancouver doing to support the buildings sector?

    Join ULI BC and the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance as we answer these questions in a webinar on the ins and outs of embodied carbon, the business case for reductions, and the City programs in place to help Vancouver show continued sustainability leadership by reaching this ambitious goal.
    Featured speakers include: Kate Simonen, Executive Director of the Carbon Leadership Forum and Professor and Chair of the Dept of Architecture at the University of Washington; Marta Schantz, Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint; and Patrick Enright, Senior Green Buildings Engineer, City of Vancouver.
    *see speaker bios below. 



    Marta Schantz

    Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance , Urban Land Institute

    Marta Schantz is the senior vice president for the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the, a worldwide alliance of real estate owners committed to improving the environmental performance of the industry – reducing carbon, and increasing building value. Recent focus areas range from City/Real Estate Partnerships for Climate Policy, to Embodied Carbon in Real Estate, to Class B/C Office Energy Efficiency. Before her time at ULI, Marta consulted to utilities and real estate at Waypoint Energy, performed federal energy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton, and conducted energy project cost analyses at the US Department of Energy. Marta is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador.


    Kate Simonen

    Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture , University of Washington, Real Estate

    Kate Simonen, AIA, SE is the executive director of the Carbon Leadership Forum and Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. Connecting significant professional experience in high performance building design and technical expertise in environmental life cycle assessment she works to spur collective action to bring net embodied carbon to zero through cutting-edge research, cross-sector collaboration, and the incubation of new approaches. Kate directs the research of the Carbon Leadership Forum and convenes collaborative initiatives such as the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (the EC3 tool) and the Structural Engineers 2050 Challenge.


    Patrick Enright

    Senior Green Building Engineer, City of Vancouver

    Patrick Enright is the Senior Green Building Engineer with the City of Vancouver's Sustainability Group, where he works on green building policy and code updates for large new buildings. Current priorities include the implementation of the Zero Emissions Building Plan and the Embodied Carbon Strategy. Patrick is a professional engineer with years of experience in the building industry, including a number of years with a Vancouver firm in mechanical design and energy modeling. Before moving to Vancouver, Patrick worked in the national project management office of Defence Construction Canada located in Ottawa.