ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen to Speak on Carbon-Neutral Community Design June 8, 2022

Nature-based solutions are key to effective and just transitions, Carter-Conneen will say

ExpoASLA 2020 Professional Residential Design Honor Award. 901 Fairfax Hunters View, San Francisco, California. Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture / Marion Brenner

Journalists covering design, climate, cities, housing, energy, building architecture, landscape architecture and related fields are invited to the following online panel discussion:

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 2:05 p.m. EDT

Where: Online through Economist Impact Sustainability Week US (complimentary registration required)

What: Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will speak on a panel titled “Leading the transition to carbon-neutral housing.”

From Economist Impact: “Residential energy use accounts for roughly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Grid decarbonization will be insufficient to meet the 80% emissions reduction target for 2050 due to a growing housing stock. How can funding be directed to retrofitting current stock? How will developers be incentivized to deliver a green housing stock and how can energy poverty be removed at the same time?”

Carter-Coneen’s remarks will focus on how landscape architects reduce residential energy use by designing at the community scale. The nature-based solutions landscape architects plan and design – from urban tree canopy to green roofs and stormwater capture – solve multiple climate issues at once.

Who: Carter-Conneen’s fellow panelists are Mike Davis (Bergmeyer, American Institute of Architects), Mahesh Ramanujam (U.S. Green Building Council) and moderator Emily Jackson-Kessler (The Economist Group).

Interested media can registeror contact with questions.


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