American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Achieving Climate Targets Through a Local Approach

The InterContinental,888 Howard St, Fifth Floor, Ballroom C, San Francisco CA

Registration is free of charge, but limited to 65 seats. First come, first served.

Please RSVP by Nov 6 with name, title and company to:


Green Building on a Community Level | A Neighborhood + Governmental Collaboration

The need for solutions that deliver more than incremental improvements to reduce CO2 emissions has become increasingly clear. Actions need to be taken not only from a top down perspective but also from the bottom up – through local engagement. By creating platforms and forums for information and cooperation between local government, business, and citizens, these climate targets can be achieved.

Join us for this luncheon panel discussion, hosted at the largest LEED Gold building in California. The panel discussion will address the topic of how local engagement can not only increase building efficiency, but can also add to the holistic value of a community. Two case studies will be presented: a Swedish grass-roots model, as supported by the Swedish Energy Agency, as well as a project taking place in California. The results from the cases are financial and energy savings, sustainable networks, and recycling and waste management.

Panelists include:

  • David Baker, Principal, David Baker + Partners
  • David Hobstetter, Principal, KMD Architects
  • Niklas Svensson, General Manager, Research & Design, Greenelizer Studios
  • Royne Söderström, Project Manager, Sustainable Umeå
  • Klas Berglöf, CEO, Clima Check Sweden AB
  • Bill Worthen (Moderator), President, Urban Fabrik; USGBC LEED Implementation Advisory Committee
  • Speakers will be introduced by Gunnar Oom, State Secretary to Minister for Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Cosponsored by AIA San Francisco, the Swedish Energy Agency and Swedish Trade Council.