Four predictions for Greenbuild
We share our predictions for the green building design conference in its 20th year.
What do Paul Hawken, Deepak Chopra, and Amal Clooney have in common?
You guessed it. They all have given keynotes at Greenbuild.
Hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this year’s Greenbuild Conference will have Jane Fonda as one of the keynotes. The well-known AEC industry gathering aims to present the latest thought leadership around green building theory and techniques. You might recognize USGBC as the founder of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. The easily recognizable certification is a “critical part of addressing the climate crisis, meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities.”
Buuuuut, back to Jane Fonda. Are you curious what she has to do with the environment? I was, too.
Turns out, she's quite the environmental champion.
For the past three years, Jane created and actively leads Fire Drill Fridays, a national movement with Greenpeace USA to protest government inaction on climate change. Her book, “What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action” talks about her personal experience and offers insight for communities to work on the climate crisis.
As in years past, the conference not only has panels, roundtables, luncheons, educational tracks, speed networking, a book club, run clubs, tours of local projects (including our Presidio Tunnels project: Urban Ecology with a View: Walking through the Revitalization of a Historic Presidio Park, but an exhibitor hall and tradeshow as well.
Some of our PAE thought leaders have been invited to speak at Greenbuild in years past and we have attended for more than a decade. Karina Hershberg will present with Clark Brockman, SERA Architects, Joshua Radoff, University of Colorado, and Z Smith, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple on "Moving from "Net Zero Energy" to "Grid Adaptive" Wednesday at 1:30 pm.
This November, several of us will venture to San Francisco to check it out; here are our four predictions for our time there: