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Zero Carbon Certification webinar presented by Spinnaker Group

May 9

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Earn 1LU. Hybrid Event.

In-Person at HKS 2020 Salzedo Street, 4th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134 or online with link provided after registration.

As climate disasters threaten the wellbeing of people and the planet, the need to reduce CO2 emissions is ever more urgent. Zero Carbon buildings reverse the effects of climate change and support the wellbeing of local economies while meeting the needs of owners and occupants.

In this 1-hour Zero Carbon course, you’ll be introduced to carbon in the built environment, the benefits of Zero Carbon buildings, and building energy and material use climate impacts. You’ll discover key planning and design considerations for reducing the embodied and operational carbon impacts of your projects that’ll support the project’s climate action goals. Examples of real-life projects that have achieved Zero Carbon certification will give you the guidance and confidence needed to commit to a Zero Carbon future.

Learning Objectives

  1. Outline how ILFI’s Zero Carbon Certification drives positive change.
  2. Recognize the business case for building Zero Carbon Buildings.
  3. Describe the basic requirements for achieving Zero Carbon Certification and the most common exceptions to these requirements.
  4. Reference the types of projects that achieve Zero Carbon Certification.

Food and drinks provided for in-person attendees.

Presenter Name: Jesse Rittenhouse LEED AP BD+C, LFA, FGBC Designated Professional
Vice President of Strategy, Spinnaker Group

Presenter Bio: Jesse Rittenhouse is a passionate sustainability leader and Vice President of Strategy at Spinnaker Group, who believes that there is good in the world and that it should be in every place where we live, work, and play. He transforms lives by fostering sustainable, resilient, and healthy spaces, which include the first LEED Platinum orthodontics and dental clinic in the world and the first LEEDv4.1 O&M Gold higher education facility in the U.S. Jesse is a LEED and Living Future Accredited Professional, as well as a Life-Cycle Assessment Consultant, and a member of the AIA Miami Resilience & Adaptation Committee, who empowers and educates stakeholders by evaluating performance, ensuring accountability, and pushing boundaries toward a more regenerative world.



May 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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HKS Architects, Inc.
2020 Salzedo St, 4th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134