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Thursday, May 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
How to Set Up Your General Contractor for Success on an LBC Project
Track: Materials + Products

Many general contractors are familiar with “green building” strategies, which are most commonly defined by the requirements set forth by LEED. However, there is a gap between the ideal and reality. Just communicating to a contractor that a project is pursuing LBC and that it is a whole different ball game does not simply result in a successful execution. This session will explore how the general contractor’s role needs to adapt for an LBC project, especially one pursuing the Materials Petal. The session is useful for anyone that might be involved in the materials specifying process. Our discussion will help project teams overcome some of the challenges to producing truly transformative structures.

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Speakers
avatar for Janet Harrison

Janet Harrison

Green Consultant, J. Harrison, Architect
Janet Harrison is a registered architect and environmental product consultant for sustainable buildings. Her long-term partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has produced a series of environmental education centers that served as a proving ground for many green strategies. She served as green consultant for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Merrill Center, which earned the world’s first LEED Platinum award. Now... Read More →
avatar for Emily Naud

Emily Naud

Sustainability Manager, GCI General Contractors
Emily is the Sustainability Manager for GCI, a San Francisco-based commercial contracting/construction management firm specializing in commercial interior, corporate facility and building renovation projects throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Before starting at GCI, Emily built the Sustainability Program for the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University from the ground up in 2009, which is still a vibrant... Read More →
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Tyler Park

Quality Control/Project Manager, Hourigan Construction
Since his graduation from Virginia Tech in May 2011, Tyler has worked as a quality control manager on a variety of federal and commercial construction projects. His duties during this time have included: construction management, quality control supervision, design assistance as well as coordination of multiple LEED and Living Building Challenge initiatives. For the past three years his concentration has been solely focused on the Brock... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Quigley

Eileen Quigley

Sustainability Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council
Eileen Quigley is the Sustainability Manager for operations of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an international environmental non-profit based in New York City. She helps NRDC minimize it’s carbon footprint of their offices both through their fit outs and day-to-day operations. She has an MS in Sustainability Management and a BS in Civil Engineering.


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Cascade 1