ULI Pittsburgh - Building Decarbonization with Subject Matter Experts


2024-04-16T08:30:00 - 2024-04-16T10:30:00

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    Join ULI Pittsburgh as our subject matter experts explain key decarbonization concepts in lightning round sessions. Topics include:
    • Why Private Developers Should Care About ESG - Pete Jefferson, Branch Pattern
    • The Power of Electrification - Lindsay Baxter, Duquesne Light
    • Renewable Energy Solutions for Zero Carbon: University Case Studies - James Brinser, McKim Creed
    • Embodied Carbon Considerations in Design - Carolyn Sponza, Gensler
    • Decarbonizing Construction Sites - Kayla Reddington, Turner Construction
    • Efficiency First - Stefani Danes, Developer & Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Thought Leader

    Kayla Reddington

    Regional Sustainability Manager - PA & NJ, Turner Construction Company

    In her nearly 10 years of experience at Turner Construction Company, Kayla has held many different roles and responsibilities including estimator, engineer, superintendent, and current role in business development. Through this experience, Kayla has developed a diverse knowledge base of the construction and real estate market. Her most rewarding experience was being involved on the Hahne & Co. Redevelopment project from the start of Turner’s involvement on the very first estimate to the end of their involvement on financial closeout. In addition to her experience on project and office roles, Kayla has supported various Turner initiatives including being an active member of NJWEST (NJ Women Enhancing Success at Turner), leading Turner’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey sustainability initiatives as Regional Sustainability Manager, and leading student engagement and recruiting at her alma mater the University of Pittsburgh. Lastly, Kayla has been an active member of USGBC New Jersey’s chapter for almost 10 years and currently sits on their Market Leadership Advisory Board.

    Thought Leader

    Pete Jefferson

    Principal, BranchPattern

    Pete is a sustainable design leader that takes a whole-systems perspective to help clients achieve resilient, high-performance buildings meeting the highest environmental sustainability standards. Having consulted on numerous high-profile projects for over 20 years, Pete is well-versed in the complexities of designing and implementing sustainable building strategies that consistently deliver exceptional results. Leading BranchPattern's Building Science Practice, Pete spearheads decarbonization efforts across entire real estate portfolios. His contributions have helped BranchPattern become one of the industry's largest and most progressive sustainability firms. Under his leadership, teams have successfully obtained hundreds of certifications for building, development, and portfolio-scale projects within the LEED, WELL, RESET, Fitwel, and Living Building Challenge frameworks.

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