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November 12-15, 2024
Pennsylvania Convention CenterPhiladelphia, PA

Greenbuild's Advisory Groups

Greenbuild Advisory Groups

Greenbuild relies on the unique knowledge & experience of industry professionals to contribute to the educational programming, networking opportunities and overall event experience that drive our industry forward.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board members are responsible for reviewing and developing materials related to the overall Greenbuild event including industry trends and feedback, up and coming topics for the Conference program, expo hall program creation, legacy project approval and more.

Program Working Group

The Program Working Group oversees delivery of educational programming intended to meet the needs of attendees to the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Members review sessions in all rounds of review for Greenbuild, nominate and collaborate with Subject Matter Experts, and liaise with session presenters.

Summit Working Group

The Greenbuild Summit Working Group will meet as a combined group with Subcommittees designated to fill the programmatic elements of the Greenbuild 2024 Summits. The goal is to facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals and partner organizations that are focused on a broad scope of sustainability related issues. 

Greenbuild 2024 Summit Topics & Descriptions

Summit 1: Sustainable Finance and the Built Environment

Finance and environmentalism once stood at opposite ends of the table; but today, frameworks for standardizing and evaluating ESG performance are moving to the accounting department. Following decades of work to professionalize and operationalize these concepts, we are witnessing a seismic shift in how companies are internally and externally evaluated and held accountable for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments and performance. 

This Summit will inspire participants to envision a future where financial decisions actively contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of the role sustainable finance principles, play in creating healthier and more resilient built environments as well as address economic aspects crucial to long-term positive change.

Summit 2: Resilient Places

Catastrophic storms, severe wildfires, and the hottest temperatures on record: climate resilience has become a mainstream concern, underscoring the urgency with which buildings and communities must adapt to support human health and safety in new ways. 

This Summit fosters resilience at the intersection of spaces and communities, exploring innovative solutions and partnerships and the critical role buildings play in safeguarding vulnerable populations facing escalating environmental challenges. Attendees will be empowered to create resilient, adaptable, and inclusive places that mitigate and respond to inevitable climate impacts.

Summit 3: Regenerative Ecosystems

When we think about conserving nature we don’t usually prioritize the built environment. Yet at this critical global juncture of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change, the buildings industry must be open to integrated approaches to ecological conservation and decarbonization. Nature and communities should coexist harmoniously and regeneratively in the spaces where we live, work and play. 

This Summit will explore the emerging trends and best practices that leverage buildings as catalysts for biodiversity protection, energy efficiency, and environmental impact. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals passionate about integrating nature-based solutions into the built environment.

Summit 4: Building Materials

As embodied carbon becomes a larger share of buildings’ emissions profile in the coming decades, materials will require novel approaches, nature-informed solutions, and a great deal of innovation. Building products of tomorrow need to be multiattribute and encompass circular, low-carbon and healthy concepts. Innovation will only happen through collaboration among aligned organizations, adequate focus and funding for the next wave of products, and recognition of leadership criteria through rating systems like LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL. 

The Greenbuild Material Summit will focus on these emerging trends and provide harmonized solutions for manufacturers and project teams looking to optimize building materials.

Greenbuild 2024 Advisory Board Members

The Greenbuild Advisory Board advises Greenbuild staff on all aspects of the event, ensuring Greenbuild is at the forefront of the Industry. Thank you to our 2024 Advisory Board Participants.

Sarah Zaleski, Chief Products Officer, U.S. Green Building Council

Co-Chair | Kevin Hydes, Founder, Introba

Co-Chair | Amanda Langweil, Studio Director, Gensler

Summer Minchew, Managing Partner, Ecoimpact Consulting, LLC

Heather Zeto, Sustainability Practice Leader, Guidon

Daniel Huard, Principal, Humann Building Solutions LLC

Jon Penndorf, Associate Principal, Perkins & Will

Ida Mae Isaac, Federal Funds Recovery Officer, Colorado Energy Office

Josh Jacobs, Sustainability Director, WAP Sustainability

Josh Dean, Executive Director, California Energy Alliance

Megan Zack, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Co

Neha Vyas, Sustainable Programs Manager, Sustainable Building Partners

Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

Michael Pavelsky, Senior Associate & Sustainability Director, The Sheward Partnership

John Harrison, Strategic Advisor, BEE Incorporations

Susan Papadakis, Project Manager, Warner Bros. Discovery

Greenbuild 2024 Program Working Group Members

The Program Working Group oversees delivery of educational programming intended to meet the needs of attendees to the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Thank you to our 2024 Program Working Group Participants.

Co-Chair | Amy Cornelius, Sustainability Consultant, GreenBeams

Co-Chair | Sanford Garner, President & Founding Partner, RG Collaborative, LLC

Gabriela Martin, Program Director, Energy, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Lou Niles, Sr. Sustainability Strategist, Glumac & Tetra Tech

Christian Agulles, President & CEO, PAE Consulting Engineers

Lacey Lott, Sr. Sustainability & ESG Project Manager, Baumann Consulting

Michelle DeLora, Principal, Stewardship Action, SchenkelShultz

Monica Gonzalez, Sustainability Lead, Garver

Bonita Tice Gray, Senior Project Manager, & Sustainability Leader, Method Architecture

Madison Dorman, Director of Certifications, Verdani Partners

Whitney Smith, Associate Principal, Arup

Linnea Brudenell, VP & National Director of Sustainability, RS&H

Bryan Astheimer, National Operations Manager, Sustainable Buildings, UL Verification Services Inc.

Kelly Dougherty, President, FirstService Energy

Anne Peck, Vice President & Head of ESG+R, TA Realty

Andrew Gordy, Project Engineer, Lorax

Raul Velarde, Director of ESG, CP Group

Nicole Hostettler, City Planner, Philadelphia Water Department: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Unit

Susie Vincent, TRUE Advisor, SEA, LEED AP BD+D, Director, Client Solutions, U.S. Green Building Council

Greenbuild Summit Working Group 2024 Members

The Greenbuild Summit Working Group meets as a combined group with Subcommittees designated to fill the programmatic elements of the Greenbuild 2024 Summits. Thank you to our 2024 Summit Working Group Participants.

Co-Chair | Denice Viktoria Staaf, Founder & CEO, Labeling Sustainability

Co-Chair | Stephane Larocque, Chief Operating Officer, Autocase

Ganesh Nayak, Principal, Metier Consulting Inc.

John Mlade, Director of Sustainable & Healthy Environments, Wight & Company

Abby Young, Sustainability Strategist, Gensler

Anahita Nazerieh, Architect, Virginia Tech

Rachel Villicana, Senior Project Manager, Cahill Contractors

Doug Dietrich, Sustainability Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Jennifer Castenson, Vice President Ambassador & Partner Programs, Buildxact

Arlyn Purcell, Director of Aviation Environment & Sustainability, Port of Seattle

Lauren Hildebrand, Senior Vice President, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships, Brightcore Energy

Erin Moreno, High Performance Project Manager, Pepper Construction

Yasemin Kologlu, Principal, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM)

Heather Payson, Standards Development, U.S. Green Building Council

Danielle Pieranunzi, SITES Director, Green Business Certification Inc.

Karema Seliem, Associate Director, LEED Technical Development, U.S. Green Building Council

Wes Sullens, Director, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council

Larissa McFall, LEED Associate, U.S. Green Building Council