Integrating Sustainability into Acquisitions Due Diligence

In this session, the real estate company 'Clarion Partners' will discuss their experience of including sustainability criteria in due diligence processes, for new acquisitions including presenting some case studies and lessons learned from the early implementation process. Verdani will share the entire procedure from data collection to analysis. DOE will provide insight on why the Asset Score was developed and how its used to understand building efficiency.

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Certifying Naturally Ventilated Buildings for LEED

This session will educate project teams on decision making, tracking and documenting to adequately account for the LEEDv2009-NC-related documentation pertaining to Energy (EAp2, EAc1), Ventilation (EQp1, EQc1, EQc2) and Thermal Comfort (EQc7.1) that can be challenging when natural ventilation is included. This session will also provide insight into how these documentation requirements are evolving from the LEEDv2009-NC system to the LEEDv4 BD+C system.

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Greening Iconic Spaces Where People Gather (Outdoor)

This session will illustrate the benefits of following an integrated planning and design process with community participation by providing two examples of wildly popular places that have 'knocked it out of the park' by successfully updating and enhancing their building stock and managing their operations in a sustainable manner. Presenters will highlight tools and constructs within LEED to inspire session participants to incorporate these approaches into future projects.

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Making Your Company Walk the Sustainability Talk

Many Greenbuild attendees are emerging professionals whose organizations give sustainability and wellness lip service only. Unfortunately, even with one or two people passionate about sustainability, no company will change unless every employee buys in to health and environmental progress. This talk will explain how just a few individuals can change an organization.

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Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

The health and productivity benefits of Green buildings are becoming increasingly well understood, particularly in light of The CogFx Study, which demonstrated the impact of Green buildings and enhanced ventilation on cognitive function at last year's Greenbuild conference. This 3-part presentation takes these findings from the lab to the real-world.

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How to Incorporate Lighting Efficiency into Tenant Fit-outs

This session will introduce the traditional challenges that Tenant Improvement projects present, how they were addressed with the Sustainable Office Design(SOD) program, and lessons learned throughout design and implementation. By presenting details on cutting-edge lighting fixture and controls measures SOD includes in office tenant improvement fit-outs, the session teaches attendees how to include them in their own projects.

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Expanding upon LEED

This session will explore USGBC and GBCI's new innovations that build upon LEED: Integration and Positive Performance. Integration: GBCI is now administering seven rating systems including WELL, PEER, SITES, Parksmart and GRESB. We will explore how these new rating systems can be used in tandem with LEED in the development or ongoing maintenance of your current or future projects. This session will review new dimensions of scoring, as well as methods for measuring the performance of buildings and places that give more than they take.

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The Path to Red List Free: Product Ingredient Transparency

In this panel, four building product suppliers weigh in on their success in eliminating red list chemicals from select product lines. You can expect to leave the session with an understanding of the Red List and the transparency platforms commonly used to disclose product ingredients. You will also be prepared to debate the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that building product manufacturers have with regard to product transparency and their commitment to the elimination of red list ingredients in their products and supply chain.

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Leading the Way on Health & Wellbeing Piloting and Action

This session will showcase action undertaken by two Green Building Councils (GBCs) and two multi-national companies on the subject of health & wellbeing (HW). Every audience member will leave understanding how to begin measuring HW in their portfolios and the support that is offered by their GBC.

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Myth-Busting Barriers Associated with Plug Load Controls

In this session, the presenters will key into a number of high level plug load control questions and debunk affiliated myths by offering specific examples of plug load management best practices that lead to real energy savings. Additionally, the speakers will share case studies and technical guidance documents, highlighting actionable opportunities for building owners or tenants to reduce plug load energy use right away.

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