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Michael Green is an award-winning architect known for his research, leadership, and advocacy in promoting new technologies and techniques for construction. His keynote will challenge traditional ways of designing and constructing buildings and present examples of innovative approaches that reduce waste and enhance our experience within the built environment.

Michael Green

Spotlights on Opportunities in the Built Environment

It’s easy to take buildings for granted, but the structures we occupy every day actually have tremendous implications for climate change, waste management and the circular economy.

By 2050, it’s expected that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities and this rapid growth will require the construction of millions of new buildings. Meanwhile, the construction industry accounts for nearly half of all global GHG emissions, and in North America, consumes about 40% of raw materials.

Speakers in this Spotlight will identify new technologies, methods and materials that offer promising opportunities to vastly decrease the waste and greenhouse gas emissions generated from the built environment.

Built Environment – Spotlight Panel

Amy Marks - Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, Queen of Prefab, Autodesk

Eric Dunford, Director of Sustainability, Carbon Cure

Vivian Kuan, Executive Director, Terreform ONE