Events - 30 Jan 18

USGBC-NCR – Sharpening the Pitch: Tools & Strategies to Inform the Client Sustainability Dialogue

How can we reframe the sustainability conversation at the start of a project? Can a client’s mission and established set of values inspire a more fun and educational process to evaluate strategies? What resources exist and what’s trending?

Join USGBC-NCR and other thought leaders for a unique program that will rethink the typical eco-charrette/visioning session. During the program, two potential clients will introduce themselves; their mission, culture, project development history, and what they’re hoping to achieve for their next project. Breaking into multi-disciplinary teams, each participant will have the opportunity to develop and share their best “go to” sustainability arguments with other like-minded professionals for a fun-filled night of brainstorming and networking that will end with real-time client feedback.

Mock Clients:

  • Lance Davis, General Services Administration
  • Sarah Downey, Carr Workplaces

Learning Objectives:

  • How beginning in predesign and continuing through design and construction, an integrative process starts with creating lasting value for a client
  • How engaging all disciplines in a discussion to explore site-related impacts (massing and orientation, envelope design, indoor environmental quality, and operations) can result in both minimum disruption and maximum efficiency, and inspired innovation
  • How LEEDv4 emphasizes the discovery and implementation of energy and water system-related strategies
  • Get to know the relationships between sustainable strategies and rating systems, both LEED and the LEED crosswalks

Thank you to our Commercial Interiors Series Sponsor, DAVIS Construction, and to our Event Sponsor, MechoSystems.

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Power Dynamics – Energy Sector Reform & the Political Economy of Energy Access

Join leading experts from around the world for a discussion on the political economy of energy access and innovative policy solutions.

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