Speaker: Emily Scofield, LEED AP ID+C, Executive Director, USGBC North Carolina Chapter
The green building industry is contributing billions to the state's economy. Join us for a fun, inspiring fact-filled presentation demonstrating the economic benefits from healthy, high-performing construction. Emily will share the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system's positive impact on jobs, tax revenue and GDP for North Carolina and the nation as well as specific statistics for LEED projects in Mecklenburg County communities and North Carolina.
An accomplished leader and educator, Emily Scofield has been the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council - North Carolina Chapter since its inception on January 1, 2013. As a member of the steering committee, she facilitated the merger of three USGBC chapters into a new statewide organization. In her capacity as an advocate for sustainability and the primary spokesperson for the chapter, she draws on more than 14 years of experience in green building programs and environmental initiatives. In this role, Emily regularly communicates with politicians, civic leaders, corporate executives, interested citizens and students to promote healthy, high performing communities.