USGBC-LA White Paper Release: Decarbonizing Construction

August 25, 2022

4:00 pm

Signature Event

USGBC-LA White Paper Release: Decarbonizing Construction

Join us for our second white paper release event of 2022, Decarbonizing Construction!

This summer, we’re focusing on Embodied Carbon reduction strategies across the early stages of the whole building life cycle including Manufacturing, Design, and Construction. We’re on a mission to help Los Angeles corporate sustainability executives of all levels get involved in reducing embodied carbon across their portfolios, so we’ve developed a white paper that serves as a resource guide on these topics!


At this virtual event, you’ll learn more about the current landscape of embodied carbon reduction efforts in Los Angeles, discover how to get involved with local businesses, and hear from sustainability professionals as they discuss how owners and executives can influence sourcing, design, and construction processes across their portfolio.


You’ll also get the first look at our Decarbonizing Construction Resource Guide– see you there!



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Jessie Buckmaster – Moderator

Director of Sustainability, Hathaway Dinwiddie

Jessie Buckmaster is Sustainability Manager at Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company with almost 10 years’ experience in commercial construction. She provides sustainability expertise and consultation for Hathaway Dinwiddie’s projects from preconstruction through certification. Jessie has worked on numerous LEED projects, and is currently working on a project pursuing Living Building Challenge certification. Her specialty is in evaluating healthy building materials after spending nearly 4 years researching Red List compliant products. She loves providing training and sustainability education. Jessie is an active member of USGBC and ILFI, and she was Co-Facilitator for the Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative in 2016.


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Jessica Martinez, PE

Structural Sustainability Specialist, DCI Engineers

Jessica has elevated her technical expertise and become a go-to resource for low carbon concrete and post-tensioned concrete design. Jessica co-chairs the firm’s in-house technical committees for sustainability. She has supported the design and construction of numerous hospitality, multi-family residential, and mixed-use commercial projects.


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Luke Lombardi

Structural Engineer and Sustainability Consultant, Buro Happold

Luke Lombardi is a bridge-person for structural engineering, sustainability, and the built environment. Luke’s background and education as a structural engineer is central to his understanding of materials and construction practices. Luke has become an emerging leader in embodied carbon through actively participating in the SE 2050 program as the Program Mechanics lead and co-leading the local Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) Hub in Los Angeles since its inception in 2020. As a member of the Buro Happold sustainability team, he conducts life cycle assessment studies and consults to mitigate embodied carbon emissions. He hopes to maximize the potential of both new and existing buildings through innovative design strategies and principles of circularity to specification review and mindful material procurement. He chairs the SEAOSC Sustainability Committee and co-chairs the Legislative Action Committee.



This event is brought to you by LASER:

Los Angeles Sustainability Executives Roundtable (LASER) gathers corporate sustainability leaders to empower and support a stronger focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship as sound business principles. The group is invitation-only and includes the region’s top corporate sustainability executives and leaders. We host quarterly roundtables focusing on important topics in sustainability that apply across sectors, as well as smaller more targeted deep dive experiences. LASER also works as a bridge to connect companies with local government and research institutions to highlight, enhance and align their sustainability work to the broader work going on across our City and region.

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