Greenbuild 2007 officially kicked off with an inspiring update by USGBC President and CEO, Rick Fedrizzi, followed by some encouraging words by former President William Jefferson Clinton. Both made many mentions of green schools and our responsibility to measure our progress as we continue to transform the built environment, with President Clinton announcing a new national green school retrofit program. Autodesk also presented future modeling software that will enable engineers and architects to measure potential LEED credits while simultaneously designing their buildings.
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Before Paul Hawken's plenary speech, USGBC presented the sixth annual Leadership Awards to individuals and organizations whose vision, leadership, and commitment have been fundamental to the evolution of green building design and construction. Paul Hawken said that what we're facing is larger than any of us - not purely economic, political, or social; it's about putting the "e" back in human. Pessimists looking at the data will see a very negative picture, he said, but he was certain that with the attendance at Greenbuild, we have the power to eradicate the ills of the world, and in doing so, become truly humane.
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At Greenbuild's closing plenary, Susan S. Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis magazine, introduced Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez, and Austin Mayor Will Wynn, who discussed their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, boost recycling, and otherwise provide local solutions to the global effort to protect the environment.
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Founder and Principal, Morphosis
Thom Mayne presents ideas and concepts about green that push the design world to rethink some of the basics of sustainability. Mayne explains a series of case studies of his work - designs and structures that have the world in awe.
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Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Executive Director and Founder, Center for Energy & Climate Solutions
Joe Romm, one of the nation's leading authorities on climate change, addresses the important role the built environment plays in finding solutions. From a depth of research, Romm brings a broad perspective for the future, as well as concrete recommendations for action
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Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Environment
Sadhu Johnston is one of Chicago's green champions. Presenting current city initiatives as well as future plans, Johnston shows how a major metropolitan city can take leadership through model policy implementation and demonstration projects that have the whole world watching.
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President and Founder, Spectral Services Consultants Chairman, India Green Building Council
Dr. Prem Jain, Past-President of ASHRAE International, has been a leading force in green engineering in India. Prem focuses on sustainable engineering from the beginning as part of an integrated team. His firm is known for its exciting, innovative solutions in three LEED-Platinum projects. Prem brings a well-rounded look at what's going on in India with the push for green building and the India Green Building Council.
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Global Head of Sustainability, Lend Lease Corporation
Maria Atkinson has led the green building industry in Australia and world-wide as executive for Green Building Council of Australia, and now as an executive for Lend Lease. She makes the business case for green, shares insights into Australia's Greenstar rating evolution, and shows examples of sustainable buildings that are models of outstanding architecture.
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Now is the time to powerfully communicate the business case for green building. Rocky Mountain Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered to produce a succinct 29-minute film featuring over 12 LEED projects, as well as interviews with CEOs, school administrators, government officials, building managers, and many others who are realizing the real benefits of going green.
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