Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 EST
The vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Its mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through its community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, its global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.
The USGBC is committed to transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED, the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings, homes, cities and communities. With 164 countries implementing LEED and a global network of professionals holding a LEED credential this tool has transformed the building industry since its inception in 2000. Now LEED is partnering with a wide range of programs that address other aspect of the built environment such as materials, landscapes, transportation, infrastructure and investment to help accelerate the pace of market transformation.
Join Jaime Van Mourik, Vice President for Education, as she describes USGBC’s roadmap for market transformation which includes LEED and other green business certification programs, explores how industries are integrating sustainability into business practices, and discusses how USGBC is preparing students for 21st century careers and helping to graduate global sustainability citizens.