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We coordinate events that
empower industry professionals to
radically reduce embodied carbon
from buildings and infrastructure
CLF Alberta is a local hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum. We coordinate local events that empower industry professionals to radically reduce embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure.
A diverse mix of professionals joins our events, including architects, engineers, contractors, sustainability consultants, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers. Our events include informative presentations and interactive group discussions that address a range of topics relating to embodied carbon. We aim to build up local industry capacity to design and construct buildings and infrastructure that radically reduce embodied carbon.
CLF Alberta is connected to the larger global network of the Carbon Leadership Forum, which brings together 5000+ professionals from 2500+ companies, 75+ countries, and 1000+ cities around the world.
Sign up for our mailing list to learn about upcoming events, and become a member of the Carbon Leadership Forum to join the online discussion with the global CLF community.
CLF Alberta wishes to acknowledge the traditional homeland of the many diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people whose elders have walked this land before us and those persons of whom we share this great land with today. We are grateful to work and live upon this territory together and for the means to learn from all of the traditional peoples of these lands as we move forward together in reconciliation.
About CLF Vancouver
What is CLF?
The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is accelerating the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction through collective action.
CLF pioneers research, creates resources, fosters cross-collaboration, and incubates member-led initiatives to bring embodied carbon emissions of buildings down to zero.
The CLF network is made up of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers who care about the future and are taking bold steps to decarbonize the built environment, with a keen focus on eliminating embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure.
Currently, the network brings together 5000+ professionals from 2500+ companies, 75+ countries, and 1000+ cities around the world
Join the Online
The CLF Community online platform brings together thousands of professionals from across the building industry, from over 30 countries and 100 cities around the world.
As a member, you can interact with a global network of interdisciplinary experts, where you can post questions, find resources, connect with local hubs, join focus groups, to keep track of upcoming events.
To join the CLF Community online platform, become a member of CLF and and opt-in to join the online community when joining.
CLF Local Hubs
CLF Vancouver founder Anthony Pak is our CLF Regional Hub Director, supporting local hubs in Western North America, Asia, and Australia.
Check out a current listing of CLF local hubs or apply to start a local hub in your region.
Past Regional Hub Events
Past Presentation Videos
Embodied Carbon 101: The Blindspot of the Buildings Industry (2023)
Anthony Pak, Principal at Priopta, comes back to CLF Alberta to update us on Embodied Carbon 101. "Our industry has mostly ignored embodied carbon, even though it will account for almost half of total new construction emissions globally between now and 2050. This talk will provide an overview of embodied carbon in the building industry, including: - Why Embodied Carbon Matters - How Embodied Carbon compares with Operational Carbon - Policies and Standards that address Embodied Carbon - Comparison of LCA Software Tools - How to Reduce Embodied Carbon (concrete, steel, wood, aluminum, glass, insulation, refrigerants, MEP systems, interiors) Anthony has shared his slides for this webinar which can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/my0hjwp1ilqbkys/Priopta%20-%20Embodied%20Carbon%20Presentation%20-%20CLF%20Alberta%20%28230126%29.pdf?dl=0
Reducing Embodied Emissions in Concrete: today and tomorrow (Panel discussion)
CLF Alberta hosted this live webinar on June 16th featuring: Sarah Petrevan (Cement Association of Canada), David Pesta (Dialog), Jen Hancock (Chandos Construction), and Atul Paranjape (City of Calgary) Moderated by Ignacio Cariaga (CLF Alberta, Lehigh Cement)
"Sustainability 2.0: Circular Design and Life Cycle Thinking" w/ Stephanie Dalo and Stephanie Fargas
From the CLF Alberta Hub event on November 04, 2021 on Sustainability 2.0: Circular Design and Life Cycle Thinking featuring Stephanie Dalo and Stephanie Fargas from DIALOG. Visit us at CLFAlberta.com to subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about upcoming events. ----- Stephanie Dalo is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Ontario with 9 years of engineering experience. Stephanie completed a Masters in Engineering Leadership, specializing in Urban Systems, at the University of British Columbia. Stephanie works at DIALOG and believes that adopting and implementing circular design strategies is vital for decarbonizing the built environment. Stephanie Fargas: is recognized by her peers as an emerging leader in specifications and is one of the youngest female RSW in Canada. Stephanie also works at DIALOG and is passionate about sustainability and is committed to guiding material transparency and embodied carbon. Stephanie led the research and development of specifications for Canada’s first Living Building Challenge: the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre.
"Embodied Carbon and City of Edmonton Policy" with Shawn Allers, Justin Phill & Andrea Linsky
Visit us at CLFAlberta.com to subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about upcoming events. ------- This month’s theme is: Embodied Carbon and City of Edmonton policy Speakers: Shawn Allers is a senior mechanical engineer with the City of Edmonton. Shawn has over 15 years experience in the buildings industry working for consultants and owners. Shawn provides leadership to the City regarding mechanical design, energy efficiency, and climate change. Justin Phill is the Senior Engineer, Green Building and Energy Code at the City of Edmonton. His focus is on reducing the carbon emissions of our buildings and building the capacity of local industry to design and construct higher performance buildings. Andrea Linsky is a Senior engineer with the City of Edmonton. Her primary role with the City is leading development and supporting implementation of the City's Greenhouse Gas Management Plan for Civic Operations. Andrea's passion is in implementation of GHG policy. Music: Life is a Dream by Michael Ramir C.