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Apartmentalize Conference: Using Biology to Grow Buildings

June 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-5

Apartmentalize Conference

Learn about sustainable success during our session Using Biology to Grow Buildings, part of the National Apartment Association’s educational series at this year’s Apartmentalize conference in San Diego  (June 13-16).

Presentation Overview:

The $9 trillion-a-year global construction industry is responsible for nearly 60% of climate change emissions, a third of landfill waste, and a shocking array of negative health effects. This session maps out the rationale for a paradigm shift in the way you approach your practice and think about materials. We’ll discuss a specific example of a pioneering new way to grow buildings (literally!) by fusing synthetic biology, genomics, parametric modeling and 3D printing to create a material that allows us to move from a PETRO-chemical world, to a BIO-chemical one. Together, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero/zero carbon projects, and how to identify the risks amplified over and above a conventional development.

Eric Corey Freed will be presenting this educational session at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Register here.

About the Presenter:

Eric Corey Freed, LEED BD+C/LEED Fellow, Sustainability Disruptor
With over 25 years licensed architect experience, Eric has helped architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. He has been a regular contributor for Greener Buildings, KBB Home, Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications, and lectures around the country at over 50 events a year.

Eric has served on the boards of the Human Health Initiative, the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations. He was a founding board member and Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and served on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert where he drafted visionary sustainability policies. He has received awards from several Mayors and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.



June 13, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-5
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National Apartment Association (NAA)
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San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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