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    Fresh Brew | Housing Decarbonization: The Practicable Playbook (1 LU)

    Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    AIA Member: $10 | General: $15 | Student: $5

    Join the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco for this segment of "Fresh Brew" as we discuss decarbonizing multifamily construction. Moderated by Heidi Lubin, Founder, eSix Development Partners, a real estate development firm and smart cities consultancy, she will draw from her knowledge as a key contributor to The Building Decarbonization Practice Guide, and her experience as a property developer with a background in law, finance and sustainable design. Heidi will also be joined by  Katie Ackerly, Principal, David Baker Architects, who will share DBA's experience tackling zero-carbon multifamily housing, including case studies that shed light on the cost/benefit of electrification and broader social and community dimensions of decarbonization. This episode is coordinated in partnership with AIASF Housing Committee.


    Heidi Lubin
    Founder, eSix Development Partners

    Heidi is a real estate developer,  renewable energy advocate and entrepreneur focused on affordable, sustainable multifamily housing that addresses the related challenges of climate change and housing affordability. She recently completed the first purpose-built ground up co-living development and among the first all-electric developments in the Bay Area and in the U.S. The project is a highly sustainable, all-electric, missing middle housing development in West Oakland that is on-track to achieve zero-net energy production. She also recently completed the first municipal bond financing in the U.S. for co-living and for all-electric development. She has particular depth of expertise in co-living, modular/pre-fab construction, workforce housing and renewable energy including new business models in ZNE and/or embodied carbon reduction.

    Katie Ackerly, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC
    Principal, David Baker Architects

    Katie is a Principal at David Baker Architects, an award-winning architecture, planning and interiors firm known for elevating the design of multi-family housing. Katie came to architecture from a background in energy efficiency advocacy, and holds both a Master of Architecture and a graduate degree in Building Science from UC Berkeley, including studies with the Center for the Built Environment. As DBA’s sustainable design lead, she works to expand knowledge, tools, and best practices regarding multi-family building performance within the firm and beyond.

    Fresh Brew is a series of online morning conversations covering a variety of topics about all things architecture and design. Fresh Brew provides the general public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration during these challenging times. Co-presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the nexus between climate change objectives and housing affordability goals.

    2. Understand financial incentives and regulations that support construction of all-electric multifamily development.

    3. Learn how to minimize embodied carbon while optimizing the resident experience and managing constraints and opportunities.

    4. Learn how to prepare for commissioning and building management from the architect’s and the developer’s perspective.

    Thank you to our Community Partners
    Marin Builders Association | The William J. Worthen Foundation

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    Thursday, March 17, 2022
    9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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