Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate (1...
Aug 21 2013
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SF Design Center Gallery
101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Responding to climate change involves both mitigation and adaptation, and these impacts prove to be particularly profound on the built environment. Come hear from two leading climate practitioners, Cole Roberts and Alisdair McGregor, of Arup, as they present their recently released book and emerging thoughts from within their firm.
Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate provides a clear framework for communities, policy makers, planners, designers, developers, builders and operators to help manage the impacts, and capture the opportunities, of our changing climate.
This program will run as a presentation as well as a conversation among attendees. Topics covered will be based on audience interest and may include:
Alisdair McGregor, PE leads the Arup’s San Francisco Building practice and has over 25 years of experience in sustainability planning and design in the built environment. In 2011 he was recognized by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business. He was bestowed an Honorary Senior Fellowship in 2005 by the Design Futures Council for his noteworthy leadership in the advancement of design solutions and was elected as an Arup Fellow in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to the sustainable design agenda within Arup and the construction industry.
Cole Roberts, PE, LEED AP leads the energy and sustainability business in Arup’s San Francisco office, specializing in design, planning, and consultation in the new and existing built environment. Cole has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, is a published contributor to peer-reviewed journals, and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.