Building Decarbonization; Building Equity

Drew Woodward May 24, 2021

With buildings accounting for roughly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonizing these structures is essential for the globe to prevent the most disastrous impacts of climate change. Yet transitioning to carbon-neutral buildings can be a lengthy process. Come learn how strategies that maximize equity, prosperity, and sustainability can promote the rapid electrification of new and existing buildings of all types, including low- and middle-income housing units. This session will also cover innovations taking place in California’s Bay Area that could set an example for the world to follow.


Fireside Chat

Meta Themes

  • Climate Action

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Sustainable Development


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Participants will learn about various techniques and strategies to decarbonize buildings, including leading-edge technology that is being utilized in new and existing buildings. Participants will also learn how building decarbonization can be a force for environmental justice by including marginalized communities in the efforts to create carbon-neutral buildings of all types.


  • Government

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Academia

  • Corporate & SME

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)


  • NameLaura Feinstein
  • TitleSustainability and Resilience Policy Director
  • OrganizationSPUR
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NamePanama Bartholomy
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationBuilding Decarbonization Coalition
  • StatusInvited
  • NameSrinidhi Sampath Kumar
  • TitleSustainable Housing Policy and Program Manager
  • OrganizationCalifornia Housing Partnership
  • StatusInvited
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