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Green Builder Media is delighted to announce our fourth-annual Sustainability Symposium on January 20, 2020. 

Register for the 2020 Sustainability Symposium

The event, held on Martin Luther King Day (also the day before the show floor opens at Design & Construction Week, or IBS/KBIS), will explore the nexus between sustainability and social equity; the impact of our changing climate on economic stability; and the resulting effects on national and international markets. 

Sessions will cover:

  • 2020 Sustainability Benchmarks—where have we succeeded, where have we failed, and we go from here
  • Solving for energy and water so that they do not become major inhibitors to growth and prosperity
  • Sustainable innovations that will transform markets
  • The Built Environment Today—are we designing and constructing properly for our changing climate and growing social and economic inequity issues?  

Home of the Year and Innovation Awards dinner on January 19

Register for Sustainability Awards Dinner

Green Builder Media’s annual Home of the Year and Innovation Awards are recognized as one of the industry’s most innovative and important programs that identify authentic, advanced, beautiful, sustainable projects and the professionals who design and construct them. 

Green Builder Media will celebrate our annual Home of the Year Awards winners at a special VIP dinner, held on January 19.  

We invite you to join us as we recognize progress and innovation within the building community!

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.” 

—Martin Luther King Jr.

Interested in sponsoring the Sustainability Symposium? Contact us today!


Andrew Winston


Andrew Winston, globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges and author of Green to Gold, The Big Pivot, and Green Recovery.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright


Rhiana Gunn-Wright is the Policy Director for New Consensus and was one of the co-authors of the Green New Deal. A 2013 Rhodes Scholar, Ms. Gunn-Wright worked as the policy analyst for the Detroit Health Department, the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow of Women and Public Policy at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), and on the policy team for former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Ed Mazria


Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 and internationally recognized architect, author, educator and visionary with a long and distinguished career.

Gene Myers


Gene Myers, CEO/Founder of Thrive Home Builders, six-time winner of the Department of Energy’s Grand Award for Innovation, and the first production builder to deliver “solar standard” homes, build net zero communities, and use Colorado beetle-kill lumber in the construction of its homes.

Kalpana Kotagal

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Kalpana Kotagal is a Civil Rights & Employment Litigation Partner at Cohen Milstein. She is also the co-author of the "Inclusion Rider," referenced by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand in her 2018 Best Actress acceptance speech.  A highly-accomplished and award-winning plaintiffs’ lawyer, Ms. Kotagal is a champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and was featured in the highly-acclaimed 2019 documentary, “This Changes Everything,” produced by Geena Davis.

Javon Johnson

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Javon Johnson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Director of African American & African Diaspora studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Through performance poetry and the spoken word, Johnson creatively addresses crucial social justice issues.  His first book, Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities, unpacks some of today’s most complicated issues and reimagines social relationships.

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