Top carbon, concrete authorities convene at Yale School of Architecture

Sources: Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council, Wethersfield; CP staff

A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association- and Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council-sponsored summit will offer one of the deepest line-ups to date of authorities on recycling or sequestering carbon dioxide in concrete production and practice. Presenters and their target topics for the Net Zero Schools Summit, January 31 in New Haven, Conn., include:

• Dr. Jeremy Gregory, PhD., executive director of the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Cambridge, Mass., “Embodied Carbon”
• Dr. Brent Constantz, PhD., chief executive officer, Blue Planet, Palo Alto, Calif., “Sequestering Carbon Dioxide”
• Dr. Gaurav Sant, PhD, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, “Capturing CO2  Emissions via CO2 Concrete”
• Dr. Sean Monkman, senior vice president of Technology Development, CarbonCure Technologies, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, “CarbonCure in Ready Mixed Concrete”
• Dr. Nicholas DeCristofaro, chief technology officer, Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J., “Creating Sustainable Building Materials”

Hosts AIA Connecticut and the Connecticut Green Building Council envision candid discussions yielding school design and construction stakeholders actionable information on carbon impact of the built environment. The event runs 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Yale School of Architecture Rudolph Hall. Registration can be obtained at

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