Eco Communities: Designing a Sustainable Future

Time: March 24, Wednesday 13:30 - 15:00

Green building principles, design practices, and policies are transforming every aspect of the planning and construction of buildings and communities. Buildings are significant consumers of energy and major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Find out how cities and entire communities are becoming more sustainable through better planning, integrated developments, and the design of resource-efficient, high-performance buildings.

Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Founder, Global Community Initiatives & Director, Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Montpelier, VT, USA (Moderator)
Mike Kontranowski, Strategic Market Director, Architectural Markets, Dow Building Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company, Miland, MI, USA
Liesbeth van der Pol, Chief Government Architect, Government of The Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands
Dane Taival, Vice President, Contracting Solutions, Trane, St. Paul, MN, USA
John Robinson, Professor, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Christopher Glaisek, Vice President, Planning and Design, Waterfront Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada