7:00 am Registration and Coffee

7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Lana Crouse Regional Director, U.S. Market Transformation & Development, U.S. Green Building Council


8:00 am Panel: Getting Ahead of Industry Trends: Understanding Client’s Sustainability Goals & Priorities to Reduce Carbon, Establish Long-Term Partnerships & Deliver Resilient Buildings

  • Nancy Novak Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Data Centers
  • Annalise Dum Vice President, Sustainability, JLL
  • Nicole Keeler Sustainability Consulting Specialist, Clear Green Consulting
  • Nishi Kapoor Principal Sourcing Manager, Microsoft Cloud


  • Understanding client priorities and ESG targets to create processes and services that align with their success metrics
  • Understanding the profile of different clients to identify what level of sustainability is the best option
  • Discussing the essential user interface goals clients are looking to achieve on projects to determine where you

8:40 am Collaborating with Suppliers to Decarbonize the Value Chain & Drive the Availability of Products

  • Jen Hancock Vice President of Collaborative Construction, Chandos Construction


  • Creating an open and honest conversation with suppliers and trades to discuss how we can commit to our client’s goals
  • Exploring the benefits of establishing strategic, long-term relationships with MEP partners to fuel innovation
  • Understanding suppliers low-carbon journey to drive transparency and meet your targets
  • Navigating potential supply chain challenges when selecting the best partners for your project to alleviate schedule and cost uncertainty

9:20 am
Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

10:00 am Building the Business Case for Pursuing More Sustainable Construction to Combat Price Sensitivity & Convince Clients of Its Value (Virtual)


  • Highlighting the sustainability drivers of pursuing low-carbon projects to increase excitement amongst clients whilst ensuring their needs are met
  • Exploring an outcomes-based approach to analyze the benefits of the project holistically to reassure clients that this is the best option
  • Analyzing the cost model for low-carbon projects: What is the true cost and what factors may offset higher construction spending?


10:40 am Panel: Establishing More Collaborative Project Delivery With Designers to Identify the Best Options for Clients & Meet Your Sustainability Goals

  • Jen Hancock Vice President of Collaborative Construction, Chandos Construction
  • Allyson Chavira Sustainability Specialist, Webcor


  • Collaborating with designers during schematic design to accurately calculate the lifecycle of products and identify opportunities to reduce carbon
  • Coordinating designers with suppliers, contractors and estimators to establish a target cost that is of the best value for the clients
  • Assessing how alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build or Integrated Project Delivery, can ensure the procurement of the best materials whilst preventing schedule delays
  • Exploring IPD: Rethinking contracting language with trades and designers to ensure decarbonization is a top priority for all stakeholders

11:20 am Utilizing Life Cycle Assessments on Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to Inform Procurement Decision-Making


  • Incorporating EPD requirements into the specification and bidding processes
  • Analyzing EPDs and carbon data in the procurement process to track against our expectations and evaluate what’s best for your project
  • Tracking EPDs and carbon data during construction to document progress to confirm whether project goals and established benchmarks are still achievable
  • Utilizing EC3 and other tools to achieve lower embodied carbon for your project

12:00 pm ESG in Construction: Lessons from the Field


  • Identifying the common ESG metrics that are tracked during the construction process
  • Recognizing the primary challenges facing construction teams in ESG benchmarking
  • Learning the best practices for successful ESG management during construction

12:15 pm

1:15 pm Setting Your Project Up for Success: Identifying Materials & Manufacturers That Meet Your Project & Low-Carbon Needs

  • Amanda Kaminsky Director of Sustainable Construction – Americas, Lendlease


  • Striking the balance between low-carbon options from different geos and higher-carbon local options to determine what is truly more sustainable
  • Understanding the risk of new building materials to evaluate whether it is the best option for my project
  • Discovering the latest building materials available to inform your procurement strategy

1:55 pm Case Study: Why Did We Choose Mass Timber & How Did We Get Buy-In From the Wider Team to Think Differently About the Project?


  • Underlining the motivations for considering mass timber as an option: Whay questions did we have to ask to truly understand the viability of mass timber for our project?
  • Analyzing the cost model for mass timber projects: What is the true cost of the material, and what factors may offset higher construction spending?
  • Reviewing the challenges that occurred with harnessing a new technology and who was critical to bring into the conversation to overcome these initial hurdles

2:35 pm Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Concrete Using Recycled CO2

  • Christie Gamble Senior Director of Sustainability, CarbonCure Technologies


  • Rethinking concrete as not just a contributor to embodied carbon, but as a solution to the global carbon challenge by acting as a carbon sink
  • Understanding the impacts of mineralized CO2 on concrete finishing, strength and performance, and its suitability for construction applications
  • Exposing the barriers to adopt sustainable innovation across the construction industry and tackling the inertia that results in unnecessary carbon emissions

2:50 pm
Afternoon Refreshments


3:30 pm Panel: Switching to Lower Emission & Electrified Equipment to Minimize the Dependence on Fossil Fuels

  • Nate Haack Vice President of Equipment & Supply Chain, Mortenson
  • Ryan Spies Vice President of Sustainability, Clayco
  • Tiffany King Regional Director of Sustainability & Senior Project Manager, Samet Corporation


  • Identifying alternative fuels, equipment and transport methods that are available onsite to move away from diesel
  • Assessing whether alternative equipment and batteries with a lower carbon footprint will be as reliable and cost-effective as current systems
  • Discovering minor changes that can be made on a jobsite, such as LED lighting, to reduce energy consumption
  • Understanding the true impact of electrified equipment when using a traditional electric grid

4:10 pm Audience Discussion: Working With Trades to Get Their Buy-In to Low-Carbon Construction Processes


  • Educating trades on the reasons why you are prioritizing decarbonization so that they embrace process changes
  • Uncovering how trades can be better incentivized through lower energy-usage and low-cost options
  • Asking trades working with heavy equipment and construction trailers to make upstream alterations to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the project

4:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Lana Crouse Regional Director, U.S. Market Transformation & Development, U.S. Green Building Council

4:40 pm End of Day One