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Community Approaches to Sustainability and Resilience

Feb 04, 2014

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Public Meeting

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    District Hall

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Innovations in Sustainability & Resiliency

Innovations in Sustainability & Resiliency: District scale strategies to enhance values and ensure business continuity

Innovation is driving sustainability beyond the individual buildings to district scale strategies and actions. Boston’s Innovation District, already pioneering new practices, is poised to pursue new businesses and organization models to greatly enhance the sustainability and resiliency of the district.

Building on the momentum of the 2013 EcoDistricts Summit, presenters will discuss how the innovation and EcoDistricts framework can create new opportunities to promote business and community sustainability in ways not met by individual buildings and property owners.

How resilient are we today and how are we not?  

How do we maintain asset values and maintain profitability in our properties in the light of climate change? How can EcoDistricts expand our risk mitigation and adaptation options and create new business models that enhance sustainability and resiliency.

How can EcoDistricts advance practices across the broader sustainable communities’ agenda? 

How can analytics help? Here’s the state of the art in defining the problem, how can it be beneficial to everyone?

Speakers Include:

  • Kairos Shen, Chief Planner, City of Boston
  • John Aubrecht, President, Longwood Medical Energy Collaborative
  • Galen Nelson, Director of Market Development, Mass Clean Energy Center
  • Matthew Gardner, Director, SustainServ
  • Bruce Douglas, Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
  • Charlie Reed, Director, Boston Global Investors

Join us for what promises to be an informative and engaging breakfast program at District Hall in Boston's Innovation District.