CA16 - Combined Closing Plenary: A Defining Moment

Tuesday, November 13 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM | 375C « Back

Abstract Text:

Ever since Rachel Carson sounded her clarion call in 1962, the green building movement has been gathering strength. We put forth a bold notion that the health of human beings is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. And every few years, we’ve come up with new systems to try to translate our mission into action. From the first introduction of LEED and BREEAM, our movement has been on the hunt for the next big idea, including at conferences like GREENBUILD. Fast-forward to today, that drive to succeed has led to a massive proliferation of programs – some competing, some overlapping. So, where do we actually stand today? Are we just patting ourselves on the back, or do we have measurable progress to show for our efforts? Have we actually moved the needle? Or are we still rummaging through the haystack? In this discussion, Scot Horst will take a sweeping and objective look at our progress over the last generation, and provide a roadmap for how we can effectively scale our efforts to confront the daunting challenges we face in the years to come.

Learning Objectives:

Identify ways the green building movement has shown progress over the last generation

Demonstrate whether this progress can be quantified

Understand ways human health is linked with the environment

Identify next steps and actions needed to scale sustainability efforts in the future


GBCI Credit Hours:
1.5 GBCI

Event Type: Communities & Affordable Homes Summit > Session