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Evening Program – Simplifying Net Zero & Maximizing Climate Impacts from Buildings

August 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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We hear the terms Net Zero, carbon neutral, and decarbonization used a lot in the green building industry. The different terms and definitions can get confusing – and the actual impact of the strategies they describe can vary widely. So, which is the right path to make sure our buildings are acting as climate solutions? Join us for our annual joint program with ASHRAE and I2SL to dive into the details with our guest speaker, Josh Radoff. Last year, Josh penned a five-part op-ed series for BuildingGreen, starting with “Net Zero Has Failed. We need a Universal Carbon Standard.” We look forward to a lively presentation and discussion with Josh!

SPEAKER: Josh Radoff is the Renewable and Sustainable Energy (RSE) Specialization lead within the Masters of the Environment (MENV) program at CU Boulder, where he teaches classes on sustainability and decarbonization and serves on the campus sustainability executive committee. He also works with the NGO ICLEI as a Zero Carbon Cities advisor, and as an independent consultant on various district scale sustainable development projects, with a focus on climate action planning, facility electrification, distributed energy, and grid interactivity.

Previously, Josh was the head of WSP’s Built Ecology practice and worked on a range of horizontal and vertical sustainable buildings and infrastructure projects across the US and internationally, pursuing sustainability goals such as Net Zero Energy and Carbon, WELL, and LEED. Josh was a co-founder of the sustainability group YR&G, was a co-founder of the advocacy group GreenHomeNYC. He was co-chair of the ULI Colorado Healthy Places Committee and is a LEED Fellow. He holds Masters’ degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Columbia University in New York.

Free – Members of Missouri Gateway Green Building Council, ASHRAE – St. Louis, I2SL-St. Louis Chapter and full-time students
$25.00 – NON-Members
ASHRAE – St. Louis & I2SL – St. Louis Chapter members should register for this event with ASHRAE or I2SL to receive the member pricing. 





To be submitted for AIA CES Approval

Learning Objectives:
• Describe and compare the different definitions of Net Zero and their application for buildings, including existing buildings and building portfolios.
• Explain the various sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the building sector (Scopes 1-3), as well as the role of buildings in supporting the evolving power grid.
• Define the conflict between Net Zero and building density.
• Develop an understanding of a path forward to maximize positive climate impacts from buildings.

This event will be recorded and shared on our website. Registration/attendance at, or participation in Missouri Gateway Green Building Council programs and activities constitutes an agreement by the registrants to allow the organization to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee’s image, in photographs, video, and electronic reproductions of such events and activities.

Missouri Gateway Green Building Council is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number R341. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (cessupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.


August 13
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63122 United States