National Building Museum

Online Program: "Green Innovation" As Savior? Rethinking Technology

Thursday, June 3, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

HA Green Innovation GraphicThe scope of the climate crisis demands solutions from multiple fields and multiple building traditions—as well as a rethinking of technology’s impact on the environment. Is the building industry’s answer to the crisis high tech or low tech? Even as innovations in material science and new technologies enable breakthroughs in carbon reduction, indigenous building methods continue to offer new lessons in material conservation and long-term sustainable planning. Christopher Neidl, co-founder, OpenAir; Rob Niven, founder and chief executive officer, CarbonCure Technologies; Wil V. Srubar III, PhD, associate professor, University of Colorado Boulder, founder and managing director, Aureus Earth, and Francesca Wahl, senior charging policy manager, Public Policy and Business Development, Tesla consider the complex role of technology in achieving net zero carbon and the importance of looking both forward and backward for solutions to the climate crisis. The program is facilitated by Yasemin Kologlu, design director, SOM.

UPDATE: This program is now available to watch on the Museum's website.

This program is presented as a part of NBM Climate Action as part of the Museum’s 2021 Honor Award. 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.

Other NBM Climate Action Programming

Getting to Net Zero: Immediate Climate Action in the Building Industry / May 19, 6:30–8 PM

Climate Justice and Social Equity / May 27, 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.

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