Hosted by USGBC and the USGBC Texas local community, the Greenerbuilder Austin conference comes to the capital city on June 27. This is your opportunity to connect with other green building professionals in the South Central region—and to learn from the leaders who are "walking the walk" of sustainability every day.
This program is packed with panels convening top architects, engineers, contractors and designers, who will share their expertise and tactics for overcoming diverse challenges.
Below is a breakdown of the other VIPs you'll hear from at Greenerbuilder Austin. Whatever your top priority as an attendee, there's a panel that addresses it. Here are four ways to maximize your experience:
1. Connect with other women leaders and share solutions.
Women in Green Breakfast, 8–9:30 a.m.
- Moderator, Betsy del Monte, Consultant, Cameron McAllister Group & Professor, Southern Methodist University
- Amanda Tullos, Principal, GreeNexus Consulting
- Christine Ten Eyck, Principal, TenEyck Landscape Architects
- Gina LaMotte, Founder, President & Chief Innovation Officer, EcoRise
- Zaida Basora, Vice President, Huitt-Zollars
- Nicole Ferrini, Chief Resilience Officer, Uncommon, LLC
2. Talk about the LEED journey into the 21st century.
Future of LEED Practitioners Panel, 1–2:30 p.m.
- Moderator Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
- Mary Dickinson, Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Perkins+Will
- Kim Shinn, Principal and Senior Sustainability Wizard, TLC Engineering Solutions
- Molly Jones, President, Jones Design Studio
- Maria de los Angeles Perez, Sustainable Design Director, Gensler
- Z Smith, Principal and Director of Sustainability and Performance, Eskew Dumez Ripple
- April Ambrose, Business Development Manager, Entegrity
3. Find out how to transform your community.
Leadership in the Public Sector Panel, 4–5:30 p.m.
- Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability, University of Texas
- Gerald Cichon, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
- Mike Myers, Founder and CEO, Myers Verde Company
- City of Austin representative
4. Get into the details of LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C.
LEED v4.1 Training, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
On June 28, following Greenerbuilder Austin, take a deeper look at LEED v4.1 with a half-day interactive workshop. Kenneth Simpson, Director of Certification, Energy/HVAC at Green Business Certification, Inc., will walk participants through LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C credits. Earn 3 LEED-specific CE hours for the BD+C, ID+C, and O+M specialties. See more details.