Green Leaders Breakfast

BUILDEX Calgary and CaGBC Alberta are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Green Leaders Breakfast. The Green Leaders Breakfast is a provincial event that recognizes the importance of Green Building Professionals in the advancement of the built environment.

This breakfast features Sustainability Disruptor, Eric Corey Freed, a renowned keynote speaker and thought leader in Deep Green Buildings. Learn from the best, while networking with like-minded enthusiasts and industry activists.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
BMO Centre Calgary
8:00am – 9:30am

Early Bird (prior to Oct 18) $50 / Regular (Oct 19-Nov 8) $60

PRESENTED BY


T01 – KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Carbon Based Lifeforms Creating Zero Carbon Buildings

In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 parts per million (from 380 to 403), the population grew by one billion, global temperature increased by half a degree Celsius, and 25 percent more people moved into our cities.

The world is rapidly changing and will be a very different place by 2030. In this talk, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry and connect the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save the world AND save our businesses at the same time. You’ll learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space.

Climate change is redefining the design parameters and project demands for building design. Uncertainty in the future will require solutions that measure and manage energy, water and health outcomes in innovative ways.

During this energetic and entertaining session, attendees will be engaged in a collaborative process to better address systemic barriers to healthy, high-performing, sustainable, resilient buildings. Together, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero / zero carbon projects and how to identify the risks amplified over and above a conventional development.

Hear from an award winning architect in a lively discussion that will change how you look at the future, regardless of how bleak it may be!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the lessons learned from recent developments in net zero energy, carbon pricing and financial risk models, and how to apply them to your upcoming projects;
  • Understand the key financial barriers facing these projects, and how to find creative ways to communicate these opportunities to the owners;
  • Discover how advances in automation, energy storage, biophilia and climate planning will change how building owners set requirements for their projects;
  • Learn about innovative strategies being used on current projects to design and build low carbon communities;
  • Understand and gain experience in co-creating holistic solutions through a collaborative and inclusive process to address systemic barriers to innovation in net zero building

Speaker:
Eric Corey Freed, Sustainability Disruptor, Morrison Hershfield; Architect, Speaker, Author & Thought Leader in Deep Green Buildings 

Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, 11-time author, global speaker and notorious comedian. He has lectured in all 50 states and in 7 countries. As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, a large Building Science firm that helps thousands of teams achieve high-performing buildings, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back. He was also Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. As a licensed architect, Eric brings over 25 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Companies like Autodesk, Pixar, Apple and Lowe’s have hired Eric to help them incorporate deeper sustainability into their businesses. 

Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His how-to book, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Previously, he was Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone, and Vice President of the International Living Future Institute, a nonprofit that developed the Living Building Challenge, a global, regenerative, deep green building standard.

Eric has served on the boards & advisory boards of dozens of companies and non-profits throughout his career focused on helping them get "unstuck" through strategy, planning, and implementation for next stage planning. His real skill lies in helping these organizations connect the dots and uncover new opportunities to raise funding, generate revenue, attract customers and streamline operations. He does this through the lens of sustainability: return on investment, lifecycle costing, carbon accounting, social equity, and supply chain optimization.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." In 2017, he was named one of Build's American Architecture Top 25 and the following year, Fixr’s Top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry. He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.

To register now, click here.

Eric Corey Freed 
Sustainability Disruptor and Thought Leader in Deep Green Buildings