USGBC Live, occurring June 8-10, is a new event that combines the expertise of the largest community of green building leaders with the data, insights, stories and leadership from the thousands of LEED and green building projects around the globe to produce insightful and engaging conversations about the future of buildings, cities and communities. A number of these events are specifically designed for GBCI certification programs that go beyond LEED, such as TRUE and SITES.
Check out some of these exciting sessions available to registrants:
GBCI Strategic's Vision | On Demand
Hear from GBCI’s leadership on the vision behind GBCI’s work this year and beyond. Learn how certification programs like TRUE for zero waste, the Sustainable SITES Initiative for landscape development and the new Sustainability Excellence credentials are helping GBCI implement USGBC’s vision for healthy people, healthy places and a healthy economy.
Project Showcase | On Demand
Watch a video from leading projects across the globe implementing GBCI certification.
Defining the Finish Line: A Circular Economy for Campuses | Tuesday, June 8 from 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM EDT
How can we use the circular economy concept to redesign university campuses to be zero waste and zero emissions? A circular economy is one that approaches economic activity with the goal of zero waste and emissions. The ideas of a Circular Economy, as well as LEED, WELL and TRUE certifications, can help us fundamentally redesign campuses.
Increasing Resilience in Poor and Marginalized Communities | Tuesday, June 8 from 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Learn how leaders are increasing resilience in poor and marginalized communities. The speakers will use research and the rating systems LEED 4.1, SITES, and RELi to best create resilient infrastructure in these communities.
The History of a Historical Site Sustainability Story | Tuesday, June 8 from 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Explore the story of the Missouri Historical Society, which is the only cultural organization in the state to be awarded two LEED v4.1 O+M certifications. Further, it is the only museum in the United States able to achieve a TRUE Gold Certification through its creation of a zero waste program.
A New Model of Residential Community Development in China | Wednesday, June 9 from 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM EDT
Explore the benefits and limitations of walled residential communities in China, along with the logistics of having open public areas within these communities through case studies. One of the goals of this session as it relates to GBCI is to understand the relatedness between SITES v2 and these public areas.
Story about the First TRUE Certified Office Campus in India and SE Asia | Thursday, June 10 from 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
This session focuses on ECOWORLD Commercial complex, which has been awarded TRUE Gold Certification across 9 of the campus' building. As the first True certified commercial complex in India and Southeast Asia, they have committed themselves to a “whole systems” waste management method that looks at product life cycles and focuses on how to reuse these products.
Can ECOLOGY Drive Legislation? | Thursday, June 10 from 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
Ecology can drive design, but can ecology also drive legislation? Ken Filarski digs into Rhode Island's history-making legislation, which includes far reaching climate goals, incorporating LEED into public law, and the adoption of LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES certification.
Learning from COVID: Green Building Through the Lens of “Co-Benefits” | Thursday, June 10 from 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
This session explores the relationship between building design and human health, specifically relating to COVID-19. The presenters will discuss how individuals from low income and minority communities were more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work and were more likely to be exposed environmental hazards that increased COVID-19 risk. They provide the idea of “Co-Benefits” through Green Buildings as a solution to health, equity, and environmental problems. They will use LEED, WELL, and RELi to help develop these ideas.
Microgrids: Making Reliable, On-Site Renewable Energy Generation Possible | Thursday, June 10 from 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EDT
This session focuses on the benefits of using a microgrid system in the face of natural disasters that could jeopardize energy systems. Microgrids can operate on a large scale or on a small scale and use multiple energy sources for security. They can use renewable, or generator powered energy. The speakers will discuss how to implement microgrids and how both LEED and RELi can be used with microgrid installation.
PLAY – The Next Generation of Market Transformation for Sports Teams and Leagues | Thursday, June 10 from 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM EDT
This session will highlight the Green Sports Alliance (GSA)’s and the Arc performance platform’s Next Generation (PLAY) campaign, which aims to help sports organizations reduce emissions, waste and generally increase sustainability. Part of their mission is to implement more green infrastructure, applying Arc, LEED, and TRUE to new projects, as well as finding ways to create a more sustainable sports industry.
Head to the USGBC Live website to explore even more sessions available to you, and join the USGBC and GBCI community on June 8-10 for this unique experience. Can’t make it to all the sessions you’d like? Not to worry – sessions will be available on demand for the following 60 days to take in and learn from on your own time.