Green architecture leader to speak at West Slope symposium

Edward Mazria
Edward Mazria

An architect, author, and leader in a movement to design buildings and communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use is scheduled to speak at a Western Colorado symposium.

Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, will deliver the keynote address at the Buildings for a Sustainable Future symposium in Carbondale.

The event is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St. Tickets, which include lunch, sell for $45 through May 11, $50 May 12 to 17 and $55 the day of the event. To register, call (970) 704-9200 or log on to

The Clean Energy Economy for the Region, Community Office for Resource Efficiency and Garfield Clean Energy will present the symposium to promote energy innovations in the building sector.

Mazria will discuss efforts to change the way buildings are designed, constructed and operated to address concerns about climate change and energy use. He also will discuss the 2030 Challenge, which calls for all new buildings and major developments to be carbon-neutral by 2030.

The symposium will feature sessions for architects, builders, and real estate professionals as well as agency representatives and community leaders. Real estate professionals will be eligible to receive continuing education credits.