Greenbuild 2014 Recap Video

The official recap video of Greenbuild 2014 Leadership Jazz in New Orleans.

Greenbuild 2014 Opening Plenary - The Dollars and Sense of Climate Change

Climate change is the defining issue of our time, already affecting the triple bottom line of people, profit and planet like none other. Green buildings, green communities and strong leaders on climate are the first, best offense.At this moment, in this city, Greenbuild used our world stage to conve ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: B15 - Master Speaker Katharine Hayhoe

Learning Objectives:- Establish a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment.- Identify the challenges of tackling many long-held misconceptions about global warming.- Provide relevant, state-of-the-art informatio ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: C15 - 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 their physical characteristics, such as durability, strength, or color. Recently, we have beg ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: D15 - The LEED Dynamic Plaque: Scoring Building Performance

The LEED rating system thrives because it encourages competition: LEED scores enable comparisons of buildings based on the credits they achieve. The LEED Dynamic Plaque, a platform for continuing certification of LEED buildings, harnesses this approach in a new way. It compares buildings by using me ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: E15 - Master Speaker Charles Best

Charles Best leads, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve yea ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: F15 - Master Series Speaker Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

Join Deepak as he creates a roadmap for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine, • Are we in the midst of a major paradigm shift in science? • Is there an ultimate reality? • Does consciousness conceive, govern, construct and become the physical univ ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: G15 - Master Speaker 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 Ind ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Master Series: H15 - Master Speaker 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 enfor ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: A09 - Daylighting Simulation at Four Architecture Firms

How do firms start a daylight simulation program in-house, how do they run it, integrate with project schedules, and use it to make better design decisions? Leading practitioners within four architecture firms will answer each of these in a rapid fire session that shows how great spaces get designed ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: A10 - Measuring Sustainability's Impact on Workplace Productivity

Building occupiers often hesitate to invest in sustainability in the absence of measurable ROI. There is also growing awareness that maximizing productivity can have a greater financial impact than green strategies. This session shows how to measure the benefits of a sustainability program by also t ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: B09 - NYC and NOLA Enhancing the Resiliency of the Built Environment

Katrina and Sandy were two of the costliest and deadliest storms in US history, with intense rainfall, high wind speeds, and storm surges causing flooding, infrastructure failures, and significant damage to businesses and homes. Intense storms of these sorts are increasingly typical, as climate chan ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: B11 - Quantifying the Impacts of Regenerative Product Design

This session will report on research conducted in 2013 to identify and quantify the environmental, social and business impacts – and added value – of pursuing a multi-attribute optimization strategy for products. It will provide summary data and narratives of the journey of ten companies as they wor ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: C12 - The New Orleans Principles Review and Workshop

The New Orleans Principles are guidelines developed in 2005 by participants of a charrette on post-disaster Gulf Coast Reconstruction that was held during Greenbuild in Atlanta, Georgia. Speakers will provide a diverse view on the development, adoption, and implementation of these core values from t ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: C13 - Health Matters Designing Communities that Learn

What if healthy communities were seen as a human right? How would our world be different? How we design our buildings and communities is a demonstration of how we value people and place. Perhaps all designers and planners are actually public health officials, too. This session will look at the consi ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: D10 - Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

A big change in LEED rewards designers who use life cycle assessment (LCA) to verifiably reduce the environmental impact of buildings. Three points are available and they’re easier to achieve than they look. The new credit is Option 4 of the “Building life-cycle impact reduction” credit, part of the ...

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Greenbuild Special Set 2014: D11 - How to score Platinum in LEED Energy efficient projects in Swe

In Sweden, almost a quarter of LEED projects achieve Platinum-level certification- the highest percentage of any country in the world. How do we do it? Sweden’s long tradition of energy-efficient building methodology and regulations, as well as progressive practice in the field of indoor environment ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: E11 - Understanding the Legal Landscape of Transparency for Designers

Our industry is in the early stages of a transformational discussion of materials and human health. Consistent with the now-established calls for communication of ingredients in food labeling, designers are asking that building product ingredients be disclosed. Prompted by questions from practitione ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set E13 - High performance through Post Occupancy Engagement: 4 firms go deep

The gap between predicted and measured performance is a mystery with many plausible suspects. But designers want more than someone to blame--they want to know how to design differently so they can close the gap. This session features speakers from 4 firms seeking to close the feedback loop. They sho ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: F09 - Net Zero Nutrients - Crowdsourcing the Next Metric

Our session is inspired by the understanding that in any sustainable system, waste must equal food. Engaging with nutrient flows, including human waste, is key to understanding our place in our environment and to solving our systemic problems of waste. This workshop, combining education and applicat ...

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Greenbuild 2014 Special Set: F12 - Building a Bridge Between Design and Operations - A Workshop

While design characteristics have a significant impact on long-term building energy use, building maintenance, operation and occupancy strategies are absolutely critical to long-term performance. Occupancy factors, particularly the growth in plug load energy use, can result in a range of impacts tha ...

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