On 11/16, OpenAir is hosting an action seminar for local governments in New York State and beyond that are ready to take action on lowering the carbon footprint of the concrete they use.
The program will culminate in an invitation to participate in a new campaign focused on decarbonizing the most universal form of local civic infrastructure: sidewalks and curbs.
Local governments have a significant leadership role to play in driving this movement through their purchasing decisions for public projects, updating building codes and specifications, and networking municipal planners and engineers with local concrete producers and contractors.
Discussion will include:
Understanding why concrete matters to the climate
Low carbon concrete: a primer on forms, impacts, costs and local availability — Matthew P. Adams Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
A survey of high impact local policies to decarbonize concrete.
Call to action: Kick Carbon to the Curb! A campaign to decarbonize sidewalk construction through collective local government action.
Who should attend? Climate Smart Community (CSC) task force members; Public Works Commission personnel; construction project engineers, architects and managers; sidewalk construction contractors; concrete manufacturers and suppliers; and anyone interested in the subject of low carbon concrete and how to support its adoption.
Learn more- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/action-seminar-low-carbon-concrete-and-local-government-leadership-tickets-125264504505