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Auburn Avenue Research Library Auditorium

101 Auburn Ave NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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In this interactive panel discussion, we will discuss how social equity is defined within the green building community. How can foster community engagement with a mission and vision of “green building for all”? In what ways can we incorporate social equity into our green rating systems? How can both the project and the community benefit, and how can we perpetuate these benefits?

As green building proponents and practitioners, we will learn how to view Social Equity as a lens for all of our projects, and as an integral part of how sustainability is defined within our communities. This vision will consider all voices within the community, and the roles we all bring together in building a better future for all.

This event will be free and open to the public. Food and drink not allowed.

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- Alissa Kingsley, Lord Aeck Sargent: Measuring Equity in the Living Building Challenge at Georgia Tech

- Jason Buch, former Technical Manager of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA): The process of integrating socioeconomic issues into GBSCA’s rating system, alongside the World GBC’s framework

- Djuan Coleon, CEO of PURE (Project Urban Renewable Energy): the UN RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on Education for Sustainable Development, addressing energy poverty and climate justice

Moderator: Belinda Morrow, President, 2M Design Consultants, Inc.

Before the event at 4:30 pm, there will be a tour given of the library and the Auburn Avenue Research Library features that helped it acheive the LEED Gold certification. There will also be an optional social gathering following the panel discussion at Sweet Auburn Seafood, just a couple of blocks from the library (171 P Auburn Ave Atlanta, GA 30303). Join us before and after the event for a little inspiration.

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