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About TEDxCAHP

“Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crises, turning ideas into action. The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emission in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone” TED
Our goal with TEDxCAHP is to not only provide a rigorous defense of why old buildings must play an important part in our efforts to combat climate change, but also to do it in a way that lets us both reach and impact the TED audience.

TEDxCAHP will be presented in two 75 minute parts.

Part 1: 2020-10-13 at 13h15 Eastern

Part 2: 2020-10-15 at 13h15 Eastern

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TEDx Talks

Building Reuse = Climate Action

Presented by Mark Thompson Brandt

Mark has been practicing what he preaches for more than 30 years as a well respected and successful architect with an ever-growing business. Mark will take us on a journey about the importance existing buildings play in combating climate change with the passion of an expert fighting for a better world.


Conservation of energy and existing heritage values

Presented by Larissa Ide

Existing buildings contribute to 40% of greenhouse emission globally, and reductions cannot be achieved by new buildings alone without reusing and making our existing buildings better. Larissa, a recent graduate, has become passionate about this issue and the solutions we often overlook.


Existing buildings make good business

Presented by Kevin Bates

Existing buildings make more money, they are more efficient, and they make happier users. While the public is often told the opposite Kevin has found these statements to be true again and again in his work as a developer in Silicon Valley. For Kevin, investing in existing buildings is a no brainer.


Save buildings, fight climate change

Presented by Jennifer O’Connor

With so much talk about energy efficiency in buildings people have somehow lost track of what comes before or after a single measurement. Jennifer comes from the world of sustainable materials, and has seen again and again the lack of sustainability in how we build new. Reducing our materials matters.


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