Greenprints Online Conference, Presented by Southface Institute, August 6

  • 6 August 2020
  • Start time : 09:00 PM
  • End time : 07:00 PM
  • Event Host : Southface Institute
Greenprints Conference, 2020
Event Description

"Southface is calling all architects, engineers and building professionals! Are you a member of the AEC, policy or education communities looking to connect with industry innovators? Don’t miss Greenprints, the sustainability conference for the Southeast!"

Come Create a Regenerative South:

  • How can we ensure resilience in the face of climate change and a growing population?
  • How can we address the inequitable energy burden of vulnerable communities?
  • Are our work environments making us sick?


About Southface:

Southface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Southface Institute
  • Agenda
    • 9:00 am – Welcome and Agenda

      9:30 am - Opening Keynote
      KP Reddy, Founder, ShadowVentures

      9:50 am - Break

      10:00 - 11:00 am - Planning and Policy Sessions

      Policies and Strategies to Catalyze Attainable Housing

      Development tensions in metro Atlanta continue to reveal how the challenges of significant energy burden and development displacement adversely affect vulnerable communities. Hear what Atlanta’s development leaders can do to move the market towards greater attainable housing.

      Aligning Corporate Tenants and Property Managers for Corporate Sustainability Goals

      Corporate sustainability reporting has long driven GHG inventorying and goal setting for the world’s leading companies. Many such companies are meeting their initial targets ahead of schedule and doubling down with next-level commitments. In this session we’ll review some of the partnerships, programs and tactics that corporations are using to drive sustainability and carbon drawdown throughout their supply chain, including their leased corporate real estate holdings.

      Residential Energy Code Overview

      Participants will learn detailed prescriptive standards for various climate zones within Georgia, including those for insulation requirements throughout the building thermal envelope. Participants will also learn about the Simulated Performance, Energy Rating Index (ERI) and UA Alternative as alternate compliance pathways.

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Regenerative Design

      Designing for Resilience and Efficiency

      As the population in Atlanta continues to grow, and the effects of climate change increase, resilient and efficient housing becomes a critical component of a regenerative economy in the Southeast. Hear from speakers who are currently working on affordable solutions for high-performance homes.

      Optimizing Workplaces for Productivity and Health

      While more attention has been paid to the impact of design on well-being and productivity, such practices have yet to become mainstream standards in commercial design. This panel will discuss strategies in new and existing work environments.

      Commercial Energy Code Overview

      Participants will learn about possible compliance options (including ASHRAE 90.1, prescriptive or performance paths). Participants will also learn basic requirements for building envelopes and mechanical systems, as well as new requirements for Existing Buildings (2015 IECC, Chapter 5).

      12:00 – 1:00 pm

      Break/Cleantech Entrepreneur Challenge

      Join us and learn who in the Southeast is creating the most innovative green tech to improve sustainability in our region. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest clean-tech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful clean-tech businesses.

      1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Welcome
      John Lanier, Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation

      1:30 – 2:00 pm, Overview and Introduction to Drawdown Georgia

      The Drawdown Georgia project aims to identify the most promising solutions to significantly reduce Georgia’s net carbon emissions by 2030. The approach involves (1) understanding Georgia’s baseline carbon footprint and trends, (2) identifying the most impactful Georgia-specific carbon-reduction solutions based on Drawdown Georgia’s global framework, (3) estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of these high-impact 2030 solutions for Georgia, and (4) highlighting costs and benefits of these solutions, including how they impact societal priorities beyond carbon. These high-impact 2030 solutions provide an evidence-based pathway for reducing the state’s carbon footprint in the next decade using market-ready technologies and practices. Ultimately, the goal is to inspire a transformational vision that will motivate households, businesses, neighborhoods, municipalities, and leaders across the state to take advantage of opportunities that exist today and in the near future to reduce their carbon footprints.

      2:00 – 2:15 pm Break

      2:15 – 3:45 pm, Drawdown Georgia’s Opportunities Breakout Sessions

      Breakout Groups:

      Built Environment and Materials: Retrofitting
      Electricity Generation: Demand Response
      Electricity Generation: Rooftop Solar with Storage
      Food Systems: Composting
      Transportation: Electric Vehicles including Micro-Mobility
      3:45 pm – 4:30 p.m.

      Breakout Session Report Back
      4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      5:30 – 7:00 pm - Conclusion

  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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Can't wait to attend (online) this year

By Matt Hoots | Jul 24, 2020

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