Gallery Talk: Tips & Tricks for Lowering Your Carbon Footprint at Home

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Gallery Talk: Tips & Tricks for Lowering Your Carbon Footprint at Home

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


Join us for this gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition, Cooling the Planet one Step at a Time: 15 Ways to Reduce Your Home Carbon Footprint

The thought of lowering your carbon footprint and doing good for the environment can seem overwhelming at first. In this talk Jaime Van Mourik will present 10 strategies for tackling this challenge at home and will provide resources for creating your own personal decarbonization roadmap. You will walk away feeling empowered with the knowledge and tools to get started!

Jaime Van Mourik is the director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program in addition to serving as the Zero Energy Design Designation lead for the DOE Building Technologies Office. Each day she is working toward a zero carbon emissions future for all homes.

Jaime is passionate about educating people of all ages about the impacts of the built environment on their lives. She believes that providing knowledge and opportunities for action will result in true transformation. Prior to coming to DOE, she served as the vice president for education solutions at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) where she led a team to create and deploy education solutions for every learner whether that be a young child, a student pursuing a post-secondary degree or a professional looking to advance in their career path. She collaborated with higher education institutions and advocates across the country to develop and deliver innovative learning platforms that integrate sustainability and green building concepts into curriculum and create pathways to professional credentials. She has extensive experience leading colleges and universities looking to “go green,” guiding them through the planning and implementation process and advising on how the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system can help shape sustainability initiatives in teaching, research and practice.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and master’s in architectural history from the University of Virginia and teaches part-time at The Catholic University of America.


April 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington D.C., United States


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