Master Series

The Greenbuild Master Series brings together leaders of diverse industries who share the common trait of championing sustainability and green building, and providing inspiration and motivation for our everyday lives.

Choose from eight Master Series speakers at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans.

Speakers listed in alphabetical order: 

 

Bryan Anderson

Bryan enlisted in the Army in April 2001 and had a ‘ship out’ date of September 11, 2001. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and was stationed in the Baghdad area. He attained the rank of Sergeant in the Military Police (MP), conducted police training courses in Iraq and gained additional law enforcement experience at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary as a prison guard.
 
In October 2005, Bryan was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted in the loss of both legs and his left hand. As a result of his injuries, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Bryan received rehabilitation for a period of 13 months at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He is one of the few triple amputees to have survived his injuries in Iraq.
 
Bryan is the national spokesman for Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Corporation, and travels the country making numerous personal appearances while
delivering his message of perseverance and determination in major rehab facilities. In addition, he is an Ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and is a spokesman for USA Cares, a national non-profit organization based in Radcliff, Ky., that is focused on assisting post 911 veterans in times of need.
 
 

Charles Best

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom projectrequests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey's "ultimate favorite things" and was named by Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World," the first time a charity has received this recognition. For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business."

Dr. Deepak Chopra

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Dr. Deepak Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, with twenty-two New York Times Bestsellers. His New York Times bestsellers, War of the Worldviews, (co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow), has been quoted by
Larry King "as one of the more important books to read of the decade."  
 
Deepak Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums.  
 
Dr. Chopra's medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as the Founder of the Chopra Foundation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube, and holds multiple academic positions. GlobeIn acknowledges Chopra as "one of top ten most influential spiritual leaders around the world." TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century” and credits him as "the poet-
prophet of alternative medicine."

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior's South-Central Climate Science Center. Her research focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. She is also the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, where she bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders to provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on how climate change will affect our lives to a broad range of non-profit, industry and government clients.

Ajaita Shah

Ajaita is the Founder/CEO of Frontier Markets and the President of Frontier Innovations Foundation. Frontier Markets is a rural marketing, sales, and service distribution company providing access to affordable and quality solar solutions to low-income households in India. She has been working in India for 10 years in microfinance and clean energy distribution. She is a 2006 Clinton Service Corp Fellow, 2012 Echoing Green Fellow, 2013 Cordes Fellow, has been awarded the most influential award in Microfinance for people under 30, and Business Week's 30 under 30 award, and most recently, Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year. She has been an active educator, collaborator, and catalyst in helping scale clean energy access globally. She is an active member of the UN Practitioner’s Network, Asian Development Bank’s Energy For All Partnership. Ajaita Shah holds her B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

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Transforming Markets Through Data Collaboration

The selection and use of materials is fundamental to the design, construction, and operation of built environments.  For millennia, architects, engineers, and allied professionals have selected materials for theirphysical characteristics, such as durability, strength, or color. Recently, we have begun to recognize the important of the health and environmental attributes of materials. Yet, information on these qualities remains difficult to obtain, interpret, and apply. In this session, we hear from the people and organizations that we are the forefront of my making health and environmental data more accessible, interpretable, and, ultimately, actionable. These leaders share a vision for green building practice where the health and environmental attributes of building materials are understood and carefully considered during product selection and use.  This is vision powered by transparency, critical analysis, and thoughtful decision-making.  Join us to learn about cutting-edge data, tools, and services, while celebrating leadership that is breaking down barriers and changing the conversation about building materials.
 

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