Last week, the AEC industry converged in Boston for this year's Greenbuild 2017 and ABX 2017 joint conference held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
The Green Engineer was very involved in #Greenbuild17. Our staff spoke at three distinct sessions, and we co-sponsored the "Wicked Fun Dance Pahty" - the official Greenbuild17 after party at club Royale.
Firm Founder, Chris Schaffner, spoke in Why the Building Industry Needs a B Team. This session focused on the B-Corp movement and how global companies are examining their own business models to create positive impact through their operations, and why the AEC industry should follow. #bcorp
Principal, Erik Ruoff, spoke in Speculative Platinum to Profitable Investment, a session focusing on Skanska's development of a LEED Platinum speculative research/office building in Kendall Square, during the recession years.
Chris also spoke at the Understanding the Building Design + Construction LEED Rating Systems session. In addition, several of our team members served on the Greenbuild17 Tours Committee, and even managed select tours.
All in all, #Greenbuild17 was a reinvigorating experience, and we were glad to be able to connect with so many folks from Boston and beyond.
We look forward to #Greenbuild18 in Chicago next November!
- Building Green’s release of the Top 10 Green Products for 2018. We are especially intrigued by the concept of energy recovery ventilators that could be incorporated into a curtain wall or building facade.
- The International Living Future Institute's Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Awards. The winners recognized here provide great examples of how we can bring nature and natural forms into the built environment.
- Closing plenary speaker, Neil de Grasse Tyson, reminding us that "we’re all in this together on a pale blue dot”.