Global Emissions Challenges
6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt MD 20770
Building materials and construction account for approximately 11% of annual global CO2 emissions. In order to shrink the carbon footprint of new buildings, embodied carbon must be reduced. Jessica Wilson, CarbonCure Technologies, will be presenting an overview of global emissions challenges, will review the carbon reduction goals of green building programs, and will discuss how the cement and concrete industry can use innovative CO2 mineralization technology to reduce embodied carbon while increasing performance.
About the Presenter:
Jessica Wilson, LEED Green Associate & TRUE Advisor, is the East Coast Market Development Manager for CarbonCure Technologies where she assists concrete producer partners in increasing production volume and elevating their sustainability story. She previously served as the U.S. Green Building Council Carolinas’ Community Manager and has held various leadership roles in green building non-profits for over 10 years. Her passion for social equity and environmental justice were cultivated at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature, with a fellowship for Environmental literature. She has post-secondary certifications in Sustainability Technologies and Construction Management and teaches green construction at Brunswick Community College in coastal North Carolina. If you can’t find Jessica at work, you can safely bet she’s in her garden with her children, chickens, flowers and bees.