Video On Demand

Online Event: Decarbonizing the Built Environment

September 15, 2020 • 10:30 – 11:45 am EDT
You are cordially invited to the fifth session in the Climate Solutions Series, Decarbonizing the Built Environment. This online event will examine emissions from the buildings sector and the opportunities and challenges for its decarbonization.

Clay Nesler (Johnson Controls) will give an overview of the buildings sector, the sources of emissions, and provide the perspective of private-sector companies working to develop low- and zero-carbon solutions. Debbie Weyl (World Resources Institute) will share how opportunities and challenges to decarbonization differ around the world. Amy Cortese (New Buildings Institute) will then discuss the domestic environment for zero-carbon buildings in the U.S. and share some case studies of successes.

The session will close with a panel discussion on the policy and technological aspects of the decarbonization of buildings, moderated by Philippe Benoit (CSIS).

About Climate Solutions Series

Climate Solutions Series brings together a wide range of audiences to examine ways to reach net-zero GHG emissions in different sectors of the economy. This series of six public events opened with a discussion of emissions pathways; the following five events will focus on power, transportation, industry, and buildings, and conclude with carbon dioxide removal technologies that cut across multiple economic sectors.

The CSIS Energy Program will release analysis examining the path to decarbonization of each sector following each session.

Climate Solutions Series is made possible by support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Philippe Benoit
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Clay Nesler

VP, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Johnson Controls
Manager, Buildings Initiative, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities