Esther Obonyo, Lisa Conway, and Cecillia Freeman are excited to bring their passion for embodied carbon to the Philadelphia and surrounding markets.
Esther Obonyo is the Director of the Global Building Network and Associate Professor at Penn State University. Lisa Conway is VP Sustainability - Americas at Interface and co-founder of the Materials Carbon Action Network (materialsCAN). Cecillia Freeman is an Interior Designer at Ewing Cole.
CLF Philly was launched as a Hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum in Summer 2021. The co-founders met at a Carbon Love & Learn hosted by Interface and took the challenge of joining or starting a local hub to heart! We look forward to collaborating with the robust sustainable built environment community in Greater Philadelphia specifically on the topic of embodied carbon.
We are an extension of the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington. There are TONS of resources available including an online community, building owner/lesee guidance, policy guidance, and links to tools. We highly recommend learning more about the CLF.