Regenerative Metropolis: High Performance Carbon Sequestration

Cities such as New York are at serious risk from climate change, and have the power and responsibility to take the lead on solutions. This Symposium will explore potential scalable regenerative technologies for the world’s largest urban constructed environments. The material science of carbon storing building components is receiving much needed attention, but scalable solutions need wider adoption and development. The building industry is focused on reaching carbon neutrality in operations and construction, taking a holistic view of the enormity of this responsibility. Passive House energy efficiency coupled with scalable carbon storing materials for widespread use and large urban contexts, can provide the solution humanity needs and deserves now. Join us as we explore the emerging tools, policy, start-up financing, and material science around embodied carbon in high performance architecture.


Organized by New York Passive House, The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design, and Healthy Materials Lab

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