The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that registration is open for USGBC Live, a new virtual event experience for the global green building industry. The online event will be held June 8-10, 2021, and will feature daily keynotes and a program line up of topics touching on sustainability, the future of green building, health and wellness, resilience and equity in our buildings, homes, cities and communities.
USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will open the event and welcome registrees to this inaugural event. “USGBC Live was designed to equip our industry leaders to meet their green building goals and objectives,” said Ramanujam in the release. “It will serve as an important convening of our USGBC stakeholder network to showcase the USGBC and GBCI data, focusing on the LEED rating system and leadership stories while also offering a number of engagement opportunities.”
USGBC Live will combine the expertise of green building leaders with the data, insights, stories and leadership from thousands of LEED and green building projects around the globe. The multi-day event will highlight lasting trends, how USGBC members are successfully managing building re-entry in a post-pandemic world, and the market shifts expected in 2021. LEED will be the central focus of the event, including conversations on mapping the future of LEED Zero (net-zero energy, water, waste and carbon) and LEED v4.1 (the latest version of LEED).
USGBC Live will also feature daily thought leadership plenaries, regional content channels and regional USGBC Leadership Awards. USGBC Live will accommodate global times zones, including U.S., Canada and Latin America, Europe, Middle East, India and China. Each USGBC Live showing will feature regional content and speakers.
Featured speakers include Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in organizational psychology; climate activist Vic Barrett; Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle; and Paul Polman, co-founder & co-chair, IMAGINE; as well as other well-known speakers and presenters.
This event is open to USGBC members, credential holders, project participants, faculty, education, @USGBC subscribers and more. The event schedule can be viewed here.