5 Lessons from GreenBuild 2014Posted by: Mats Inc.
After attending nearly a dozen educational sessions over the course of three days at GreenBuild 2014, I thought my head was going to explode. Seriously, I found that most of the sessions were interesting and thought-provoking. Some of the material was new and some information just confirmed what we already knew. Following are lessons from... Read More
Lesson 5 from GreenBuild 2014: Sustainability Beyond the Building IndustryPosted by: Mats Inc.
One of the inspiring aspects of this convention for me was the presence of non-industry related people attending and presenting. A representative from Amazon was in sessions as an attendee investigating the potential to incorporate green product attributes into the selection criteria for consumer evaluation. In the session titled Marketing & Sustainability: The Tools and... Read More
Lesson 4 from GreenBuild 2014: The State of OhioPosted by: Mats Inc.
The panel leading the session titled, Leveraging Green Schools for Market Transformation was comprised of individuals mostly from Ohio including David Scott, Partner, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz; Lisa Laney, Sustainability Administrator, State of Ohio, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission; and Ian MacGregor, MS, Senior Research Scientist, Battelle; with one panelist from PA, Kelly Henderson, Advisor, Green... Read More
Lesson 3 from GreenBuild 2014: Legal Non-AdvicePosted by: Mats Inc.
During various sessions, I had conversations with architects and designers who expressed their anxiety about potentially being accountable for science and chemistry for which they were not trained. If manufacturers are making the information available, chemists and scientists are confirming the data and designers are requesting the documentation, then aren’t we all likely to share... Read More
Lesson 2 from GreenBuild 2014: Overcoming ChallengesPosted by: Mats Inc.
In the session titled LEED v4 Lessons Learned, Susie Westrup of Balfour Beatty Construction, Peter Czerwinski of CH2M Hill and Michael Picone from Google discussed the challenges and achievements working through their first LEED v4 Beta projects. Some commonalities shared by the presenters were the lack of EPDs and HPDs available to tackle the materials... Read More