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Building Sustainable Communities Through the Lens of Social Equity

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Starts On - August 29, 2017 - 5:30pm
Ends On - August 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
101 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta , GA 30303

In this interactive panel discussion, we will discuss how social equity is defined within the green building community. How can we foster community engagement with a mission and vision of "green building for all?" In what ways can we incorporate social equity into our green rating systems? How can we both the project and the community benefit, and how can we perpetuate these benefits?

As green building proponents and practitioners, we will learn how to view social equity as a lens for all of our projects, and as an integral part of how sustainability is defined within our communities. This vision will consider all voices within the community, and the roles we all bring together in building a better future for all.

This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink not allowed.


  • Alissa Kingsley, Lord Aeck Sargent: Measuring Equity in the Living Building Challenge at Georgia Tech
  • Jason Buch, former Technical Manager of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA): The process of integrating socioeconomic issues into GBSCA's rating system, alongside the World GBC's framework
  • Djuan Coleon, CEO of PURE (Project Urban Renewable Energy): the UN RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on Education for Sustainable Development, addressing energy poverty and climate justice
  • Moderator: Belinda Morrow, President, 2M Design Consultants, Inc.

There will be an optional social gathering following the panel discussion at Sweet Auburn Seafood, just a couple of blocks from the library (171 P Auburn Ave Atlanta, GA 30303). View directions to the library.