Atelier Ten at Getting to Zero 2024

The world’s leading experts on sustainability in the built environment are gearing up for the 2024 Getting to Zero Forum in Charlotte, NC, where the focus will be on building decarbonization. Atelier Ten is proud to join leading policy makers, designers, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate professionals to share best practices and collaborate on opportunities for zero energy and zero carbon to transform the built environment. More importantly, we will be leading two sessions on May 22nd at the forum:


Brian Meinrath, Director, San Francisco, will join a panel of speakers including Microsoft, Grimm + Parker Architects, King County Metro and Jacobs to discuss practical strategies for reducing embodied carbon and sustainable design. In particular, he will share insights from the Microsoft Redmond Campus Modernization project and how multiple stakeholders aligned to electrify a new corporate campus, track and reduce embodied carbon and construction emissions, and pursue LEED Platinum, Zero Carbon and Salmon Safe certifications.

Breakout 1.3 Building for Tomorrow: Practical Strategies for Reducing Embodied Carbon and Sustainable Design | Room: Mecklenburg 3 | Wednesday 5/22


Nikita Jathan, Associate, will join a panel and discussion on reducing emissions in public educational and municipal buildings, with speakers from Interface Engineering, WRNS Studio, and the City of San Diego’s Sustainability & Mobility Department. Nikita will present with Krueck Sexton Partners to showcase the Mollo Federal Building’s holistic sustainability approach to reduce overall emissions and exemplify existing building reuse. A pilot project for the federal government’s efforts to electrify and decarbonize the existing building stock, the Mollo Federal Building demonstrates how bold owner decisions can lead to a cascade of sustainable outcomes across building HVAC systems, enclosure, and whole project water use. Nikita will discuss the initial decision making process and the impact it had on the trajectory of the building design.

Breakout 1.4 | Building Decarbonization in Action: Case Studies on Emission Reduction and Innovation in Educational and Municipal Buildings | Room: Carolina A | Wednesday 5/22


We look forward to seeing you at these informative discussions and hope they inspire participants to implement decarbonization strategies in design. Register for the event here.