At USGBC®, we are inspired by buildings that stand the test of time, buildings that are resilient and energy-efficient, incorporating renewable and regenerative strategies. Cities like Los Angeles, our Greenbuild 2016 host city, are working toward these goals by devising innovative solutions to deal with water shortages and to increase access to public transportation. With these challenges come myriad opportunities to improve public health, use less energy and mitigate the impact of development on the environment.
At Greenbuild 2016: Iconic Green, you will find over 200 diverse education sessions and activities and tours, renowned speakers and exciting events. We’ve curated a list of sessions and events of special interest for advocates and policymakers. Here’s a teaser of the inspiring learning opportunities and events for elected officials, government staff and other key stakeholders at this year’s event:
- Expo Light Rail Phase II: Completing the Light Rail to the Sea (Monday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.): While onboard the Expo II Line, attendees will hear an overview of the public transit connection project, connecting downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica.
- Charrette: Towards Net Zero Water in Los Angeles County (Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1:15–5:30 p.m.): Attendees are invited to join a charrette-style session to help L.A. County brainstorm local and regional approaches to reducing water consumption.
- A Public/Private Partnership for a Sustainable Future in L.A. (Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2–3 p.m.): This presentation will describe the implementation and benefits of the Los Angeles Green Lodging Program, a long-term public/private partnership, from each partner’s perspective.
- Government Connect and Learn: Federal, State, Local and Regional (Thursday, Oct. 6, 10:15–11:15 a.m.): Hear state and local government leaders share their lessons and ideas for implementation of green building and sustainability measures. Attendees are encouraged to share their best practices as well.
- Engaging Stakeholders on Efficiency in Los Angeles (Friday, Oct. 7, 8–9 a.m.): Attendees will learn about the City of Los Angeles partnership with the City Energy Project to take aggressive but achievable actions to improve energy and water efficiency.
See even more of the great sessions at Greenbuild.