Greenbuild 2016 : Notes from the Field, Summit Day

Greenbuild 2016 is in Los Angeles this week.  The 15th year of  this international green building conference and expo kicked off Tuesday with 3 summits. Some highlights are below:

Hanley Foundation gave out its 7th round of Hanley Awards last night:

  • The 2016 Community Service in Sustainability Award (including $25,000) went to Skid Row Housing Trust, which “develops, manages, and operates permanent and supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals across Los Angeles.”  In their portfolio, they have 3 LEED Platinum and 1 LEED Gold building.
  • The 2016 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability went to Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. Past award recipients include Ed Mazria, Alex Wilson, Sam Rashkin, Dennis Creech, Bob Berkebile, & Gail Vittori.  Fedrizzi is donating the $50,000 prize to Gina & Lucien Duncan of Foundation Enfant Jesus in Haiti, with whom USGBC has been working since 2010 to build the LEED Platinum William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center.

USGBC had two big staff / technology announcements:

  • USGBC Chief Product Officer, Scott Horst, will be CEO of arc, a new technology organization with “single platform that delivers a higher quality of life” that looks a lot a newer version of LEED Dynamic Plaque.
  • Chris Pyke, former USGBC VP of Research and GRESB COO is moving to Aclima as their Chief Strategy Officer.  Pyke will focus on the Aclima Environmental Intelligence (Ei)™ platform, which “make the invisible visible by measuring air quality, light, temperature, humidity, noise levels, and many other environmental factors, in real-time.”

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), promised to collect and share energy & water performance data for 2.2 million multifamily homes.

This is a BIG deal for unlocking the potential to make affordable housing across the U.S. more efficient and affordable for those who can most benefit from higher performance.

USGBC Los Angeles released their Building Resilience for Facilities Primer

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