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North American Passive House Conference: An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030

October 17, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The North American Passive House Conference + Expo brings together Passive House and Sustainability experts from across the continent. We’re pleased to be presenting at this year’s 5-day conference in Pittsburgh, October 17-21.

Eric Corey Freed, Sustainability Disruptor, will be presenting An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030 at the Luncheon on Friday, October 19 at 12:15 p.m in the Ballroom.

More information on the conference and registration can be found here.

Presentation Overview:

In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 parts per million (from 380 to 403), the population grew by one billion, global temperature increased by half a degree Celsius, and 25 percent more people moved into our cities.

The world is rapidly changing and will be a very different place by 2030. In this talk, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry and connect the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save the world AND save our businesses at the same time. You’ll learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space. Climate change is redefining the design parameters and project demands for building design. Uncertainty in the future will require solutions that measure and manage energy, water and health outcomes in innovative ways.

During this energetic and entertaining session, we’ll train and engage attendees in a collaborative process to better address systemic barriers to healthy, high-performing, sustainable, resilient buildings. 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.

About our Presenter:

Eric Corey Freed, 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.


October 17, 2018
October 21, 2018
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North American Passive House Network
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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