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BuildingAction Web Events

BuildingAction is organizing a series of free web events to raise awareness of pressing issues that impact the sustainability of the built environment.


Join with our growing network of the creators and users of buildings to learn how we can make sure  sustainable buildings are on the policy agenda. 

Previous Webinars

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October 30, 2023

The federal government is the biggest energy consumer in the nation, using more than 300 trillion BTU of energy and more than 100 billion gallons of water each year. Making federal buildings more energy efficient saves resources, lowers costs to taxpayers, and drives innovation.

Sponsored by the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust and BuildingAction, "Greening Federal Buildings" will explore how mechanical insulation plays a major role in cutting the government's energy footprint.

Learn how mechanical insulation energy audits can help the federal government reach its efficiency goals. And hear from Reps. Randy Weber (R-TX) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) about how their legislation, the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act, will speed the transformation of federal buildings.


November 7, 2022

In a special webinar during COP27, BuildingAction and the International WELL Building Institute will bring together leaders working at the intersection of built infrastructure, climate change and public health to discuss how policymakers and the building sector can prepare buildings to meet the health and climate challenges we face.


U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), the author of the Airborne Act, which provides incentives for indoor air quality assessments and improvements, will share his take on the prospects for action in Congress on healthy buildings.

Sponsored by the International WELL Building Institute and BuildingAction.

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September 19, 2023

As global real estate works overtime to do its part to support rapid decarbonization, such as ramping up energy efficiency solutions and other carbon-reduction strategies, another major crisis is looming. Because of an already changing climate — which just so happens to be changing much faster than scientists expected — the world is becoming increasingly more inhospitable. Exhibit A and B this summer have been the dangerous Canadian wildfire smoke sweeping down into the U.S. and record-breaking extreme heat in North America, Europe and Asia.


What does this all mean for buildings, all the places that, first and foremost, need to protect occupants and keep them safe? Are they ready? Are they prepared? Many buildings — of all types, all sizes and in every part of the world — will now face numerous new, unanticipated pressures, sometimes with devastating effects to property, but also to health, and even jeopardizing lives.


Sponsored by BuildingAction and the International WELL Building Institute for Climate Week 2023, "Climate Change Demands Healthier and More Sustainable Buildings" explores how leaders from across real estate, both commercial and residential, along with leading organizations in the design, engineering and construction industries, and building owners and operators, can move quickly to help support the well-being of the people inside their buildings, while supporting sustainability goals, especially when confronted by these new (yet predictable) vulnerabilities.

September 1, 2021

Policymakers are proposing a range of policies to make homes more afforable and sustainable.

There’s no doubt that addressing housing affordability and energy consumption are important goals, but how can we get there? And will current plans in Washington make significant progress in ensuring all Americans have high quality and energy efficient housing?

As Congress continues to debate infrastructure and climate legislation, join Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), the sponsor of the Green Neighborhoods Act, for an in-depth look at how the building sector can work with policymakers to advance legislation that achieves the goals of sustainable and affordable housing.

Sponsored by Carrier and BuildingAction.

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September 23, 2021

Climate change is one of the defining public health threats of the 21st century. From an increase in the frequency of major storms and natural disasters, to rising sea levels and air pollution, this crisis touches almost all facets of our lives. \


In a special session during 2021 Climate Week NYC, BuildingAction and the International WELL Building Institute brought together signature leaders working at the intersection of built infrastructure, climate change and health to discuss how organizations and companies can prepare their buildings for a healthier, more sustainable and resilient future.


April 27, 2022

Buildings account for more than 40 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions - and consequently building electrification can have a dramatic impact on the nation’s carbon footprint.


Join Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Paul Tonko, two of the co-founders of the Congressional Electrification Caucus, for a timely discussion of how Congress can accelerate building electrification in the short and long-term.

Sponsored by Carrier and BuildingAction.


July 27, 2021

Transforming America’s buildings to create jobs and meet energy efficiency goals requires taking a holistic approach to making schools, homes, offices and other structures more sustainable, and using all policy levers to spur new investment.

Join Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) as she discusses the latest developments on infrastructure and climate legislation before Congress and her Committee.

Rep. Sanchez and a panel of experts discuss how policymakers can make inroads in reducing energy consumption in the building sector while revitalizing the economy through legislation like her Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act and other proposals.

Presented by BuildingAction and the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust.


Recovery and Rebuilding: A Blueprint

for Sustainable Building Policy

January 15, 2021

As the country grapples with multiple crises involving the pandemic, joblessness and climate, all eyes are on the incoming administration and Congress to see how they will respond. Are bipartisan policies that put people back to work building and retrofitting buildings to make them healthier and more sustainable part of the answer?

Join BuildingAction for this high-powered and timely discussion about how transforming America’s buildings can play a major role in the country’s recovery.


Schools in a Post-COVID World:

Challenges and Opportunities for Congress

October 20, 2020

With millions of students starting the semester at home, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to make sure that school buildings are healthy and safe. At a time when thousands of school facilities are in desperate need of repair and revitalization, pressure is growing on Congress to take action.

Join BuildingAction and the International WELL Building Institute a discussion with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), sponsor of the Rebuild America's Schools Act, and leaders in sustainable schools about the opportunities and roadblocks ahead for legislation to make America’s schools healthy and more sustainable.



August 12, 2020

Where do the 2020 candidates stand on proposals to spur the construction and operation of better buildings? How can the building community make sure its voice is heard at the highest levels of government?

Join us for a timely and critical conversation with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) for the first of two events with representatives of the two presumptive major party candidates.

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Transforming America's Buildings to Drive the Recovery

April 20, 2020

Buildings that save energy and keep people healthy are not only good for the environment - they create jobs and strengthen manufacturing.

As the world confronts the triple challenges of a pandemic, an economic crisis and a rapidly changing environment, the building sector can play a leading role in driving the recovery through better buildings.

Transforming America's Buildings brought together building sector leaders with representatives from the business and workforce communities to share the latest policy ideas to make our buildings healthier and more sustainable.

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Sustainable Buildings for All

May 18, 2020

Challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. The costs of energy and water consumption hit lower income Americans the hardest. Disadvantaged communities have fewer defenses against natural hazards like hurricanes and flooding  And the pandemic has taken the greatest toll on vulnerable families.


How do we ensure that all Americans benefit from healthy and sustainable buildings? Hear from some of the leading experts in sustainable equity and advocates for ensuring that all Americans have access to better buildings.


BuildingAction COVID-19 Building Recovery & Relief Webinar

April 2, 2020


BuildingAction held a webinar April 2 to explore policy ideas to help ensure a healthy built environment, both as an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to spur long-term economic recovery.

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