Beyond Green: How can sustainable design transform our lives?
Featuring Rob Fleming
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Program
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Book signing and networking reception with light refreshments
and cash bar (no credit cards accepted.)
Music by Colt Weatherston.
This event is free and open to the public.
Join us on Thursday, May 30, as we consider ways to lay the groundwork for new and transformative approaches to sustainable design that are ambitious, authentic, and ultimately lifesaving. Growing numbers of people are embracing greening as a core behavior in the 21st-century economy. But are we doing enough? Given the increasing threats of human-induced global warming, sea level rise, catastrophic weather patterns, and habitat destruction, designers are under pressure to make significant developments in sustainable design.
The leap from the low bar of greening to more ambitious sustainable design requires a fundamental shift to a regenerative model where buildings clean the air and water, send energy back to grid, and produce zero waste. Such a jump will require us to realize that we are living in a manmade climate that is hotter, less predictable, and threatening to human existence. This conversation enables us to think beyond green as an afterthought as we use sustainable practices to demonstrate our own adaptation and resilience.
Rob Fleming is a LEED® Accredited Professional and a registered architect with over 15 years' experience of teaching, research and practice in sustainable design. He is the co-creator and Director of the award winning Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program at Philadelphia University. His new book, Design Education for a Sustainable Future will be released by Routledge/Earthscan on March 15th. Rob is a Sustainability Fellow at Re:Vision Architecture in Philadelphia where he consults and facilitates integrated design charrettes.
Sponsored by Resonate, ReVision Architecture and InPosse (list incomplete)