Green Building United New Gravity Housing Conference, July 21-22

  • 21 July 2021 To 22 July 2021
  • Event Host : Green Building United / Passive House Accelerator
Green Building United New Gravity Housing Conference, 2021
Event Description

Green Building United’s 5th annual New Gravity Housing Conference will be a virtual collaboration with Passive House Accelerator LLC - a creative catalyst for zero energy carbon building. New Gravity is focused on discussing and promoting policies and practices that support high performance affordable housing. This year will feature four interactive sessions ranging from technical insight on projects to broader market transformation discussions, and participants will be joining across the globe!



  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Building United / Passive House Accelerator
  • Agenda
    • Wednesday, July 21
      7:00pm-8:00pm | Welcome & Keynote
      8:00pm-9:00pm | Concurrent Session #1

      Thursday, July 22
      7:00pm-8:00pm | Concurrent Session #2
      8:00pm-9:00pm | Quizzo & Closing

      Sessions Include:

      Concurrent Session #1:
      Seattle City Light’s Exemplary Buildings Demonstration Program for Affordable Housing
      Collaborating on Policy Opportunities for High-Performance Affordable Housing

      Concurrent Session #2:
      How Public Policy Can Help Scale High-Performance Affordable Housing
      The Beauty of Justice: The Politics of Space and Aesthetics
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Keynote Speaker:

      Dr. Kwesi Daniels
      Head of Architecture, Tuskegee University
      Dr. Daniels' professional experiences range across various disciplines, including affordable housing, historic preservation, architecture, sustainability management, and urban geography. He previously served as the Green Homes Coordinator for the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. Within this capacity, he managed the “greening” of over 43 multifamily buildings consisting of over 4,000 affordable housing units throughout the state. This work consisted of implementing renewable energy programs, energy efficiency retrofits, energy benchmarking, and green finance products, which developers could use to improve the sustainable performance of the properties. His experiences there provided the foundation upon which he does his current work.

      Additional Speakers:

      Julie Banerjee, Sr Energy Managment Analyst, Seattle City Light
      Juanita McLaughlin, Project Manager, Walsh Construction
      Isaac Elnecave, Policy Specialist, Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
      Katie Kaluzny, Associate Director, Illinois Green Alliance
  • Event type
    • Online conference

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