…What is mind-blowing here is all of the emissions associated with this [fossil-free carbon neutral] building over its life are its embodied carbon emissions, those emissions associated with building the building, and the operational carbon in the Center for Computing & Data Sciences is zero. Success really comes from leadership…
Dennis Carlberg (AIA, LEED AP BD+C) is the Associate Vice President for Sustainability at Boston University and Adjunct Assistant Professor where he focuses on building the programs necessary for mitigating BU’s impacts on climate change, preparing its campuses for climate change, and supporting the integration of sustainability into the curriculum including the creation and administration of the BU Campus Climate Lab. Prior to joining BU in 2009, Dennis was a principal at Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architectural firm where he focused on sustainable design. He began his career at the Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Lab) conducting daylighting research to reduce building energy consumption and improve the indoor environment.
Dennis Carlberg wins the 2023 Environmental Business Council Ruth H. Silman Award for Climate Change Project of the Year for Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences.