Social Equity in the Built Environment - Monday April 4, 5:30-7:30 pm, USGBMA - Boston

  • 04 Apr 2016
Event Description

Social Equity in the Built Environment - USGBC Massachusetts
Monday, 4/4, 5:30 - 7:30pm
50 Milk St, 15th floor, "Aristotle" room, Boston, MA

Social Equity has long been conceptualized as the third (and often last) leg of a triple bottom line sustainability stool. While LEED has driven environmental concerns to have equal footing with economic ones, the green building community is just at the beginning of developing tools that allow us to measure and examine social equity results in a similar way.

New programs from the International Living Future Institute like the Living Building Challenge, and JUST Organizations label, as well as new Social Equity Pilot credits in LEED v4 are beginning to raise the discourse around social equity to allow us to examine the social equity impacts of our organizations, our work, and our communities.

This special event will include presentations from:

Francis Janes – Social Justice Program Manager at the International Living Future Institute with extensive management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service, Financial Services and Non-Profit sectors.

Shawn Hesse – co-author of the new LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits, andTBD – Chair of the BSAs National Organization of Minority Architects, or Women Principals Group, all discussing the importance of a focus on social equity in design, construction, and operations of our buildings, communities, and our organizations.

Tony Ransom - a Program Manager in the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Group in the Office of Facilities Management & Maintenance for the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM). In addition to other activities, Mr. Ransom is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Youth Build Boston organization, where he works to promote the inclusion of inner-city youth into the construction and design industries.

Chapter Members $ 15.00
BSA Members $ 15.00
Non-members $ 35.00

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