REBROADCAST! Best of Greenbuild Webcast -- Evolution of Green Building Goal Setting for Corporations

  • 07 Apr 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • At your Desk via GoToWebinar

Evolution of Green Building Goal Setting for Corporations (Rebroadcast due to popular demand)

Best of Greenbuild Webcast Series

1 hour of LEED Specific O+M
1 AIA LU/HSW Credit Hour 

This is a self-reporting series. You will receive a certificate of attendance yet you need to self-report your own continuing education credits to GBCI, AIA, etc.

Now is your chance to see some of the top-notch sessions that were recorded at 2015 Greenbuild.

Why do multinational corporations have green building goals that traverse their global building portfolios? Increasingly, companies aspire to support green building programs but are unsure how to begin. The session discusses initial goal-setting drivers, methodologies and continual evolution for green building program goals from the perspective of three very different international corporations. They will discuss their motivations and success in executing against goals for LEED Interior Design and Construction; and LEED Building Design and Construction; obstacles that had to be overcome when setting green building goals; and benefits they have seen from integrating LEED into building process. With a focus on Energy and Water Conservation, specifically meeting EAP2, EAC2 (BD&C) / EAc1(ID&C), and WEC1-3 this presentation will emphasize the importance of prioritizing and budgeting a company’s green building objectives so that green building goals can be met achieved within a business context. The material presented is derived from real world case histories and green building facilities experiences gathered by green building experts representing four companies, Starbucks, Intel, Colgate Palmolive and CH2M HILL, which are considered leaders in global green building design. The last discussion will be focused on the evolution of these goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Define drivers for establishing and achieving corporate green building goals, and learn strategies for "selling" green building benefits internally for LEED ID&C and BD&C
  • Discuss how green building goals are set for Energy and Water Conservation impacting EAP2/C2 and Water Efficiency Credits 1-3; illustrating different successful methodology.
  • Articulate the benefit to the corporations emphasizing the importance of prioritizing/ budgeting a company’s green building objectives so that meeting or exceeding credit requirements in energy and water usage can be met in a business context.
  • How does LEED help inform what the future is going to look like?


  • Taimur Burki, Global Green Building Program Manager at Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona , United States.
  • Vance Merolla, Global Director Environmental Sustainability at Colgate-Palmolive Company, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Melissa Green, Program Manager - Standards & Sustainability at Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, Washington, Afghanistan.

    This session is approved for 1 hour of LEED Specific O+M GBCI hours.  It is also approved for 1 AIA LU/HSW credit.


    Please RSVP online by 5:00 PM the day before the webcast. You will receive a separate email by midnight from GoToWebinar in addition to your confirmation email with the GoToWebinar login information. 


    • FREE -- USGBC North FL and all other USGBC Florida Chapter Members
    • $25 -- Non-USGBC North FL and Florida Chapter Members

    Please contact Eric Hickox, LEED AP BD+C with any questions BEFORE the webcast at  For technical questions or questions DURING the webcast, email or text Sarah Boren at or 904-535-0055.

    Sponsorship is available at $100/webcast or $500/series. Please contact Sarah Boren at if you are interested in sponsoring this event or whole series for the year. 

    USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
    777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, / 561-373-7367
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