Educational Event

Transformational Change: Intro to Dane County Climate Action Plan

August 18, 2020
12:00 pm -1:30 pm CDT
Online Event


AIA SW Wisconsin

This program is intended for AIA members and Architecture Industry Professionals.

Transformational change is coming – are you ready to co-create a healthier, more prosperous future?

In April 2020 Dane County issued an ambitious and comprehensive economy-wide climate action plan (CAP). The CAP lays out strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sources by 50% by 2030 with the ultimate aim of net zero emissions by 2050.

Kathy Kuntz, Acting Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change, will talk about the CAP and its implications for AIA members working in Dane County.In addition to learning about the County’s climate action efforts and the opportunities for the design community in that effort, the session will include time for discussion, questions and comments. County Executive Joe Parisi will have a brief review on the vision behind Dane County's efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the key climate change trends already confronting Dane County and be able to identify at least three ways the design community can address those trends.
  • Become familiar with deep decarbonization as a climate action strategy and learn how it applies to emissions in Dane County.
  • Identify at least five actionable design strategies for low emission homes and buildings that they can apply to their work.
  • Recognize at least four programs or resources that will support their efforts in designing low-emission buildings.


Registration is required.


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