The Low-Cost Pathway to Big Gains on Climate Change: Embodied Carbon Reduction
Moderated by: Interface | Sponsored by: E&I Cooperative Services
Join representative from Georgia Institute of Technology and University of New Hampshire for a discussion on how your procurement strategy can help achieve your institution’s environmental goals.
Moderated by Interface, a leading flooring manufacturer with 25 years of environmental leadership, the panel will address how procurement teams can reduce embodied carbon emissions. These emissions are associated with the supply chain and make up a significant part of an organization’s climate impact – and with every purchasing decision made, you can reduce your footprint.
Learn how suppliers and universities can partner to take on an organization’s entire carbon footprint by addressing scope 3 emissions through low carbon procurement policy and strategy.
Discussion Topics Include:
- What is embodied carbon and why it matters
- How embodied carbon fits into climate goals and environmental reporting
- What universities are doing to measure and reduce embodied carbon
- The benefits of addressing embodied carbon in the supply chain beyond reporting and what to do if your institution is not reporting on these emissions already
- How suppliers can help
- Best practices and next steps
- Maria Del Mar Ceballos, AIA LEED Green Associate, BIM/VDC Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Jennifer Andrews, Project Director, University of New Hampshire, The Sustainability Institute
- Allison Leach, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of New Hampshire, The Sustainability Institute
- Joey Shea, Manager, Mission Activation, Interface
Who Should Participate:
Purchasing Leaders, Finance Leaders & Professionals, Sustainability Leaders & Professionals