The Green Roundtable Brings it All Together at NEXUS Green Resource Center
TRANFORMING THE MARKET THROUGH INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS AT ALL SCALES OF DEVELOPMENT THE GREEN ROUNDTABLE BRINGS IT ALL TOGETHER AT NEXUS GREEN RESOURCE CENTER
Green Product Association PEOPLE PROJECTS PRACTICE POLICY PLANNING PRODUCTS Net Zero Institute Sustainable Performance Institute
16,000 and growing all the time 12,000 visitors for training, networking, product showcases 200 events last year Exhibitor Showcase - 350 specifiers, designers, etc Like a mini-Greenbuild all year long! Green Product Association
What do people think of us? I’m not sure yet, but I feel inspired. Now I feel like possibilities are endless, before I didn't know where to start. there's a place I can come for EVERYTHING don't have to buy LEED reference material, can use it here how to be smarter about products in LEED projects green doesn't have to be weird and alternative, it can be smart green products are cool unbelievable amount of resources software I can use to understand energy/carbon impacts There is much more that goes into "Green Design" than I thought. lighting!! Omigod, didn't realize there were so many options - for both the fixtures and the controls! green trail cell phone tours of green buildings free workshops and expert help!! how to support LEED accreditation in my office in cost effective way - how to better use the utility programs having someone who can answer questions about almost anything!!! The help desk is greatz. Doctor programs! I have experience, but not confident about everything, this helps me close the gap. I thought I knew green products, but there are a lot more here than I was aware of. im bringing my students here (MBA, CRE) now I know how to approach my landlord and what to say learn: now I know I can integrate green strategies NO MATTER what my budget is. I thought it was only if I had a lot more money to spend. I left knowing specific things I could do. act: going to convince my clients to build green. Those that don't agree, I'll do it anyway. im going home and educating my neighbors/community I will do a blog entry on some of these materials for the company where I work didn't realize that the FF&E stuff is so imprtant, computers, etc/ Tambient system is really cool now I know how to help my GCs do better now I know I need to block out more time. Two hours was just not enough. Im coming back thrusday night or Saturday building green for free! And I can forward my articles … green spec directory will change my life!! I will be back! I'm intent on recreating myself in a green career, preferably energy conservation and building materials. im bringing my architectural students here. Wow. I wish this had been around when I was earlier in my career. will bring a development team for product selection session Things people are saying… Green Product Association
<ul><li>The mission of the Green Product Association </li></ul><ul><li>is to lead industry-wide market transformation </li></ul><ul><li>so that all construction and building operation </li></ul><ul><li>products meet a continuously increasing level </li></ul><ul><li>of sustainability throughout their life cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Work towards transparency and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize success and achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Drive procurement to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALL green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ALL the time </li></ul></ul>Green Product Association
Green Product Association THE FUTURE OF (GREEN) PRODUCTS Transparency / Certification Innovation
Green Product Association NEXUS Programs Before…… Regional Impact National Recognition International Visitors Brand Awareness Advisory Board Promote NEXUS’ GPA Now…… National Impact Global Promotion International Partners Brand Strength GPA Partners Transform
Green Product Association <ul><li>GPA : HOW WE ENGAGE THE MARKET: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition & Promotion: </li></ul><ul><li>Promote entire life cycle of products </li></ul><ul><li>from construction thru operations </li></ul><ul><li>2. International Trade Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Global Partners coordination to </li></ul><ul><li>optimize trade opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>3. Networking & Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Specifiers, facility managers, building </li></ul><ul><li>owners, all design professionals </li></ul><ul><li>4. Eco-Industrial Synergies </li></ul><ul><li>Waste flow management - synergies </li></ul><ul><li>5. Education, Training &Tech Support </li></ul><ul><li>For manufacturers & purchasers </li></ul><ul><li>6. Research & Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate and collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>with standards bearers </li></ul>
Green Product Association THANK YOU! WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU TO TRANSFORM THE MARKET
SPI (green firm) Certification The Green Roundtable: Timeline 1998 2009 2002 2006 2007 CONCEPTUAL DESIGN saedf OPERATIONS Proactive Dialogue Across Stakeholder Groups To make CHANGE Became USGBC Affiliate NEXUS The planning Begins! Boston Task Force GREEN Mandate Governor’s Net Zero Task Force NO FEEDBACK LOOPS
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