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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Sep 29, 2021

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The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, to benefit the natural environment all around us. We are helping people understand their role in protecting and preserving the natural environment and leveraging the built environment to:

  • improve human health and wellbeing
  • ensure resiliency
  • mitigate climate change
  • enhance community and social equality
  • restore and protect our ecosystems
  • enhance building efficiency and performance
  • promote sustainable design

The future of the human race is interwoven with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a movement, it is a responsibility.

Show Highlights

  • Greenbuild Conference & Expo hot topics curated just for you.
  • Understanding programs addressing embodied carbon and the shift from operational carbon. 
    • Defining the difference.
    • Local mandates in different cities and programs to set up more energy efficient buildings.
  • Why net zero energy is not enough; we need a plan for regenerative design.
  • What you need to be reading up on and trending topics.
  • GBES’ regenerative design course. 
  • Technical updates and changes from USGBC and GBCI for exams and building certifications. 
  • Changes and focus on the “S” in ESG and corporate responsibilities. 
  • A movement we all need to prepare for as buildings move to all electric. 


“While not a lot of buildings have been able to achieve Net Zero Energy yet, all of the green building enthusiasts admit that we actually need to think beyond that. Think net positive and really think regenerative design.”

- Charlie Cichetti, LEED Fellow

Greenbuild 2021 Transcript


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