Sustainability Revolution Unveiled!

Learn about the latest sustainability trends impacting the building industry, climate disclosure rules, and Carbon Tech solutions that will affect companies throughout the economy at our Sustainability Symposium.

On April 18, I presented the closing session at Green Builder Media’s 8th annual Sustainability Symposium 2024: Existential Solutions.

First, I’ll explore important sustainability trends that are transforming the landscape for building professionals, manufacturers, and homeowners alike. I’ll share hot-off-the-press COGNITION Smart Data that will reshape your thinking about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), showing how ESG is impacting purchase decisions and buyer perceptions.  

The ESG Era

I’ll also look at decarbonization trends, including:

  • How we can achieve a carbon-neutral built environment with a blend of thoughtful product specifications.
  • Deployment of sustainable design, building science, and green building best practices.
  • Carbon offset programs that stretch decarbonization efforts, picking up where better building practices leave off. 

I’ll provide COGNITION insights into why reaching net zero carbon homes and buildings is of paramount importance—not just to reach our climate goals, but also to respond to exploding consumer and investor demand.

Next, I’ll outline the emergence of climate risk disclosure rules that are igniting a firestorm of change in corporate boardrooms worldwide, starting with California’s passage of laws that will require companies to disclose Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions (similar to requirements in the European Union), and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recent ruling on climate disclosures by public companies and in public offerings requiring Scope 1 and 2 reporting.  

I’ll also delve into the fast-paced world of carbon solutions and climate tech innovation, where every breakthrough brings us one step closer to a sustainable future. I’ll spotlight high-growth sectors like clean energy, electrification, and climate resilience, as well as exciting green advances in mega-polluting industries like concrete and steel.

I’ll close with essential information about the burgeoning carbon offsets sector, including why they’re essential at this moment in time, how they’re not created equally (some carbon offsets are higher quality than others), how to implement a successful carbon offset strategy to avoid greenwashing, and how to navigate the maze of options to craft a strategy that’s as impactful as it is visionary.

Don’t miss out on the event of the year. Join us for an unforgettable Symposium that promises to be equal parts educational, inspirational, and exhilarating. Believe me, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Registration is free, so reserve your spot today!

A heartfelt thank you to Trane Technologies and Whirlpool Corporation for their continued support of our annual Sustainability Symposium, as well as their total commitment to corporate sustainability.