National Building Museum

Online Program: Getting to Net Zero: Immediate Climate Action in the Building Industry

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Getting to Net Zero GraphicExperts agree that by 2040, climate change left unchecked will lead directly to a series of ecological and humanitarian crises — from inundated coastlines and displaced populations to desertification and food insecurity. Learn how cities across the world are targeting 2040 as the year to achieve significant reductions in carbon and greenhouse emissions. Is the building industry moving quickly enough to do its part in averting these crises? How can it go from grassroots action to lasting, structural change? Can it help the world transition to a carbon-free energy grid? Pamela Conrad, ASLA, principal, CMG Landscape Architecture, founder, Climate Positive Design; Edward Mazria, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC, architect, founder of Architecture 2030; and Julia Raish, senior project manager, Sustainable Buildings, Amazon, discuss the bold steps that the industry needs to take, the potential for an all-electric future, and the opportunities that lie ahead on the path to net zero. The program is facilitated by Marla A. Gayle, AIA, managing director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).

Approved for 1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)

Free Museum Member and Student | $10 Non-member | Free to 2021 Honor Award Registrants**

This program is presented as a part of NBM Climate Action. Over the weeks preceding the National Building Museum’s virtual Honor Award celebration on June 17, the Museum and the award honoree—Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—will explore the role that architecture and the building industry must play in addressing the global climate crisis through a series of thought-provoking programs. To attend the Honor Award or learn more about the event please visit: To attend all NBM Climate Action programs for free, consider becoming an individual member.

Other NBM Climate Action Programming

Climate Justice and Social Equity / May 27, 6:30–8 PM

"Green Innovation" as Savior? Rethinking Technology / June 3, 6:30–8 PM

Investing In our Future / June 10, 6:30–8 PM

**To register for the Honor Award or learn more about the event please visit: To attend all NBM Climate Action programs for free, consider registering for the Honor Award or becoming an individual Museum member.

closed captioning is available for this program


Cropped HA Credit Graphic






We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.