Biomaterials: A Regional and Global Movement for Climate Justice and Resilience

Building with bio-based materials allow us to address the combined crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequity. Workforce development, housing access, regional supply chains, and sustainable food and forest systems are all key elements of climate resilience and justice. In this session, learn how building materials fit into this pattern as we explore a UN report on biomaterials and a Northeast initiative to scale their use in the built environment. The presenters will facilitate an engaging workshop after the presentation, where participants will identify actionable steps for evolving their own practices.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Harbor 1

CEU Information: 

AIA: 1.5 LU
BOC: 1.5 credit hours
GBCI: 1.5 credit hours (BD+C, ID+C, WELL)
MA CSL: 1.5 credit hours (Energy)
NAHB: 1.5 credit hours
NARI: 1.5 credit hours
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of biomaterials as a resilience strategy.
  • Develop strategies involving biomaterials, climate response, and social equity to incorporate into your practice.
  • Coordinate with regional work to scale the use of biomaterials in the Northeast, and join regional efforts that will support their practice.
  • Confirm the value and importance of building-level solutions in a global context of climate action.

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