February 1, 2018

Zero Waste & Architecture

Presenters: Renee Crowley of The NYC Compost Project hosted by LES Ecology Center & Clare Miflin of Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Overview: Familiarize yourself with the City of New York’s goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030 and learn how design can play a major role in achieving and sustaining zero waste. 

Renee Crowley is a community planner with a commitment to reducing waste and building strong communities. Over the last decade she has worked in advancing community-based zero waste initiatives. Her experiences run the gamut from backyard composting, leading composting efforts at her community garden and currently managing the programs and operations for The NYC Compost Project hosted by LES Ecology Center. She holds an MS in City & Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute and a BA in Environmental Studies from Hamline University.

Clare Miflin has over 20 years of architectural experience, mostly from her work at Kiss + Cathcart, Architects —a firm well known for their philosophy of “productive” architecture focusing on human, environmental and economic benefits. Having designed buildings to meet LEED, Passive House and Living Building Challenge rating systems, Clare realizes the importance of rigorous metrics, but knows that inspiration, hope and vision also have a crucial role to play. In her work with AIANY developing Zero Waste Design Guidelines for New York City, Clare used biomimicry to develop a coherent vision along with specific strategies for system change.

This lecture is accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through the American Institute of Architects.

NOTE: Registration subject to availability