The Built Environment in the Face of the Climate & Biodiversity Crises

Sustainable Development by Design

On-Demand

January 2023

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS465-23, IDCEC # 118023 - Submitted for Approval

About this webinar

The twin Biodiversity and Climate Crises are upon us, but it is yet to be determined how architects and designers will exert their significant influence over the built environment in response. An increasing number of clients are calling for buildings with a focus on sustainability, whether meeting business ESG (Environmental Social Governance) goals or from a sense of personal responsibility. Additionally, regulation continues to adapt at lightning speed to accommodate environmental targets, improve resiliency, and safeguard the safety and wellbeing of the population. 
 
You will come away with an understanding of the current trajectory of the twin crises, the targets and regulations relevant to practitioners across the U.S., and the main actions you can take in your practice to meet the moment.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Taleen Josefsson

Taleen is a Brooklyn-based architect and Passive House Consultant based in Brooklyn who applies a holistic approach to tackling the complex environmental and social issues relating to the built environment. She is devoted to promoting healthy, low-energy architectural solutions that strengthen local communities, economies, and biodiversity. Taleen's work includes research and analysis on building material reuse as a method for reducing our industry’s negative environmental impact, with a proposed circular working method of “Form Follows Availability." She is also an active volunteer in the Architects Climate Action Network and enjoys sharing the latest in sustainability and architectural research via her Instagram: @the_holistic_architect.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  1. Summarize the current trajectory of the biodiversity & climate crises
  2. Explain how the built environment can impact the climate and biodiversity (near & far)
  3. Respond to high level environmental targets & regulations relevant to U.S. designers
  4. Design according to the latest best practice

Entire 2023 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2023 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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