Colorado State University to Host Symposium on Climate Change and the Built Environment April 27

Colorado State University will host a spring symposium on Climate Change and the Built Environment Industry on April 27 at the Lory Student Center.

The event is organized by the Carbon Footprint Metric for the Built Environment Working Group through SoGES. Discussion will focus on the notion that only a profound collaboration between science, design and construction will generate the social change to move America to carbon neutral buildings.

Registration is required for this event. The price for students is $20. Details including a complete agenda and registration form can be found at

The symposium will feature keynote addresses by some of the built environment’s leading practitioners, including Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, and a leader in the global conversation on solutions to climate change through transforming the built environment.

Scott Denning, CSU Monfort Professor and Director for Education and Diversity of NSF’s Center on Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, and Victor Olgyay, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute will also speak.

Participants will also explore, through breakout groups, three key areas of potential collaboration between the construction industry and the large research university: Developing and harnessing standards, methods of assessments, measurement tools and concrete collaborative models to harness the strengths and skills of both communities in developing a carbon neutral future.

Sponsors of the event:

• School of Global Environmental Sustainability
• Institute for the Built Environment
• Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes
• U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Colorado Chapter, Northern Colorado (NOCO) Branch
• American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Colorado Section
• Clean Energy Supercluster