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January 17, 2020 | Association of Polish Architects Event | Warsaw, Poland

Reducing the carbon footprint panel discussion hosted by Association of Polish Architects
Reducing the carbon footprint panel discussion hosted by Association of Polish Architects

Moving towards net zero emissions a is critical element of addressing climate change. Together, building and construction are responsible for almost 40% of global carbon emissions. Figures from the World Green Building Council attribute around 11% of global carbon emissions to the “upfront” carbon associated with the materials and construction processes through the whole building lifecycle* – with the remainder attributed to operational emissions (energy used to heat, cool and light buildings). A series of presentations and panel discussion hosted by the Association of Polish Architects examined the urgent need for sustainable construction and what is preventing us from changing now.

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January 09, 2020 | Women in Design 2020+ | Mumbai, India

International “Women in Design 2020+” highlights the work and the challenges of women in architecture
International “Women in Design 2020+” highlights the work and the challenges of women in …

Nobody responded to the first attempt of Brinda Somaya to organize a conference for female architects in 1990. Ten years later she was overwhelmed by the interest shown in the inaugural “Women in Architecture 2000 Plus” conference – and two decades later 600 delegates and more than 30 speakers from around the globe have converged upon Mumbai, India, to celebrate the diversity and richness of women-driven design practices. “Some women architects from South Asia have transformed their offices into creative powerhouses,” explained Brinda Somaya. “Much has changed – but much more must still change,” she said in the opening panel discussion.

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“Pushing ideas further” – Eva Pfannes
“Pushing ideas further” – Eva Pfannes

Entering the LafargeHolcim Awards competition is a great way to push your ideas further” – says Eva Pfannes, Ooze Architects and LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze winner for a sanitation system for informal community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Architects celebrate LafargeHolcim Awards prize with their construction team
Architects celebrate LafargeHolcim Awards prize with their construction team

More than 80 of the project’s enthusiastic workforce met in the backyard of Atelier masōmī in Niamey, the capital of Niger to recognize the dedicated labor force of local masons, electrical- and metal-workers and technicians.

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The panel discussion on the carbon footprint of buildings featured Mitchell Joachim, …

The panel discussion on the carbon footprint of buildings featured Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE; Bohdan Lisowski, Association of Polish Architects (SARP); Rafal Schurma, Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC); and Jędrzej …

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