Sustainability officers have a great responsibility within their organizations: to increase the energy efficiency, reduce the environmental footprint and and manage the corporate responsibility goals of their companies and sites, while ensuring a healthy workplace for staff. According to Forbes, the number of chief sustainability officer positions has grown rapidly in recent years, doubling between 2003 and 2008 alone.
Whether your problems to solve this year include reducing the waste stream, improving occupant health or exploring low-impact materials, Greenbuild has the latest educational offerings to support your sustainability priorities. From November 14 to 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, learn from the leaders in the industry at our education sessions, and investigate new technologies and materials in our Expo Hall.
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Here are just a couple of the many Greenbuild sessions that may be of interest to sustainability officers. Explore our full education schedule.
Wed., November 14, 10:30–11:30 a.m. | Booth L1441
Buildings must meet performance metrics across functionality and flexibility, occupant health and productivity, safety, resilience and security, and sustainability and energy efficiency. High-performance buildings continue to deliver outstanding efficiency and sustainability even as performance goals evolve in response to changing information technology standards, work practices and societal concerns. With its potential for thousands of connected devices, the Internet of Things has revolutionized the way information is generated, and planning and optimizing electrical and digital infrastructure early in the design process enables a building to achieve true high performance.
TRUE Zero Waste certification will not only reduce our waste streams, but also wasted time, wasted dollars spent cleaning up our communities, and most importantly, wasted business opportunities. Tenants, customers, vendors and employees want their businesses to participate in the closed-loop zero waste economy. With a focus on total resource use and efficiency, the TRUE rating system drives efficiency in our operations, making our facilities more profitable. Determine how the profitability of source-separating commodities, closed-loop systems and product design drive purchasing decisions that eliminate waste, and see the power of employee engagement in implementing your practices and policies. Review a crosswalk between TRUE and LEED, along with other GBCI certifications, and leave with an implementable plan for your journey to TRUE Zero Waste certification.