Carbon drawdown now!
Endeavour’s Chris Magwood began researching the embodied carbon of building materials while working on the book Making Better Buildings in 2013. It has become something of an obsession ever since!
Chris published his Master’s thesis, Opportunities for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Storage in Building Materials in August. He has been presenting the results of that study all over North America for the past six months, and a number of those presentations have been captured on video. In addition, he’s been on several podcasts discussing the topic.
If you’re interested in learning how buildings can become the planet’s sixth major carbon sink, you can find the presentation videos and podcast links below:
NESEA keynote address: Carbon Drawdown Now!. This talk is given with colleagues Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin of New Frameworks. It was an honour to be given the opportunity to present the keynote to this community of dedicated energy efficiency practitioners. We were excited to put a positive, actionable spin on the topic of tackling climate change.
Boots on the Ground is an excellent speakers series hosted by Passive Buildings Canada, and it was great to bring the preliminary results of the embodied carbon study to this group.
Reversing Climate Change podcast. This excellent podcast from the team at Nori is an in-depth look at carbon storage in buildings, with colleague Jacob Deva Racusin of New Frameworks Natural Building.
House Planning Help podcast. This British podcast helps owner-builders with high goals for energy efficiency and healthy buildings.
We hope you’ll take the time to listen to these presentations and to share them with your friends and community! The opportunities for making buildings a key part of climate change action are exciting, and Endeavour is glad to be at forefront of this work.