The Key to Buildings in a Circular Economy - Open Mic Session (Online), November 11, 9-10 am EST (14-15 GMT, London)

  • 11 Nov 2016
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The Key to Buildings in a Circular Economy - Open Mic Session (Online)
November 11, 9-10 am EST (14-15 GMT, London)

Green buildings, despite their more environmentally friendly design, will suffer the same end as most buildings, piled onto landfills that are already full with construction debris. It does not have to be this way. Circular economy buildings will be designed to be redesigned so that they can adapt to the changing needs of the building’s users and community. Their value will be determined by their performance, not their price tag; so that environmental goals will be overachieved - not overpromised. This session will provide participants with the understanding to succeed in a building industry based on the circular economy.


James Darius Ball
Regional Manager; MaGrann Associates

James Darius Ball is the Regional Manager for MaGrann Associates in Washington D.C.. He manages the firm’s technical services throughout the Mid-Atlantic area and works with local clients and partners to expand the market for energy efficient and green housing. He joined the firm in 2013 as a Technical Consultant bringing with him over 8 years of experience with LEED, ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS certifications.
Before joining the MaGrann team, James served as a green building consultant to the EPA, managed the sale of green building programs, and led the construction and certification of environmentally sustainable housing.

Anne Nicklin
Executive Director; Building Material Reuse Association

Anne serves as the executive Director of the Building Materials Reuse Association, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and reuse of building materials. In this role, Anne has brought about the development of the first nationwide curriculum for training deconstruction workers and complementary professional credential for all building removal contractors. In addition, Anne oversees the daily operations of the organization, has expanded the BMRA’s online directory, and led the development of the resource site in collaboration with the American and Canadian Wood Councils.

Nitesh Magdani
Director of Sustainability; BAM Construct UK Ltd

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