Frances Yang

Sustainable Structures and Materials Specialist

Frances specializes in environmentally preferable and healthier materials and structures in the Energy + Sustainability group of the San Francisco office of Arup. Her interests are in how materials and structural systems contribute to whole-life sustainability performance of our built environment. She contributes to the Carbon Leadership Forum, AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group, North American Wood Product Category Rules development, and Health Product Declaration Technical Committee. She also recently vice-chaired the USGBC LEED Materials and Resources TAG and led authorship of the SEI Whole Building LCA Guide: Reference Building Structure and Strategies. In leading Arup’s Americas Sustainable Materials Consulting practice, Frances strives to bring healthy and low-carbon aims into the day-to-day consideration of materials alongside selection for their technical performance.

Breakout Presentation Topic:
Beyond Carbon Storage: The Risks of Missing the Forests for the Trees.