Southface’s Annual Greenprints Conference Is Coming up Next Month
By Dayna Thompson, Southface
Southface’s annual Greenprints Conference is March 12-14, 2018. This annual event connects sustainability leaders with social and business innovators to continue strengthening the pursuit of a resilient and sustainable future. Individuals and organizations throughout the Southeast will join this thought provoking forum to discover new and innovative measures that shape equitable and prosperous communities for all.
This year, Southface is celebrating 20 years of Greenprints, and the conference curriculum is designed to reflect the evolution of sustainability concepts over the past 20 years. Sustainability has grown from a grassroots, activist groundswell, to a measured movement and an influential market transformer. The curriculum captures this transformation and will inspire attendees to develop a regenerative economy and a healthy built environment. Join Southface to learn about the latest in sustainability innovation and hear from leaders in urban design, market transformation, affordable housing and connectivity.
Check out the announced Greenprints speakers:
Keynote: Kevin Hydes, CEO and Founder, Integral Group
For the last 30 years, Kevin has been a pioneer, an innovator, and a catalyst for environmental change. Most recently he founded Integral Group, a firm committed to innovation in the world of green building design.
Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
Under Cliff’s guidance, IMT is a recognized trailblazer in the energy efficiency field across the globe. Cliff is a pioneer of energy efficiency concepts in appraisal, codes and building performance policy.
David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon Global
David is Vice President of Sustainability at Rubicon Global, a Certified B Corporation that is a leading provider of sustainable waste and recycling solutions. At Rubicon, David spearheads the company’s sustainability efforts focused on diverting waste from landfills and developing circular economy solutions.
Erin Hatcher, Vice President of Sustainability, AMLI
Erin is Vice President of Sustainability at AMLI, one of the leading multifamily developers in the nation. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and has obtained her certification as a Construction Documents Technologist.
Eytan Davidson, Vice President of Communications, Purpose Built Communities
Eytan has spent his career working to promote equity and access to opportunity. As Vice President of Communications, Eytan helps promote Purpose Built Communities in order to grow the network and helps members achieve their objectives in their cities and neighborhoods. He also oversees strategic communications for the East Lake Initiative.
Jeffrey Foote, Executive Vice President, TreeZero
Jeff oversees the strategic direction of TreeZero’s sustainability efforts. He is charged with marketing and distributing a revolutionary paper product that could save millions of acres of trees each year. Jeff also leads TreeZero’s carbon neutrality project.
Michael Morford, President, VertiPrime Services
Michael is the President of VertiPrime Services, and he is a National Security Fellow for the Truman National Security Project. Michael is known for his research on the Water-Energy Nexus as well as his efforts with clean water technology.
Tracy Backus, Sustainable Programs Director for North American Markets, Teknion
As a key contributor of Teknion’s Sustainability Program, Tracy ensures responsibility for the development, outreach, business strategies and support of Teknion’s environmental initiatives.
More speakers will be announced in the near future, and in addition to the conference curriculum, Southface is offering hands on building science training at the Southeastern Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Training (SWEET) Center. Real estate professionals, architects, engineers, code officials, builders, trade sub-contractors and other professionals will be able to earn CEU credits and HERS Associate Certification. They will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of improving HVAC and mechanical systems and indoor air quality (IAQ).
As always, Southface will recognize the industry trailblazers who advance the organization’s vision statement by presenting its annual Fulcrum Awards during the Greenprints birthday celebration.
Greenprints 2018 is an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue surrounding the future of sustainable development, equity and innovation. You won’t want to miss it! Register today.