ES(H)G: Incorporating Health and Humanity Into an ESG Strategy for Buildings and Organizations

 

Friday, October 21 

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Join us for an exciting panel discussion with an ESG, WELL, Sustainability, Energy, and Building Sciences collaborative team – discussing best practices in health and wellness and resource conservation for the built environment. Today’s hyper-focus on ESG and climate resilience brings a new imperative to focus on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, and climate risks. While these resilience strategies build a better future, it’s time to also focus on the missing “H”, Health and Humanity. We will share strategies, solutions and case studies that explore core principles of continuous improvement and ESG metrics as they relate to energy, water, and indoor environmental quality; and expand our conversation into incorporating health and wellbeing from organizational goals down to building programs.


Speakers: 

 

 

Ravi Bajaj: Ravi is a Principal for Citadel’s ESG & Sustainability Practice area – overseeing ESG consulting, WELL Performance Testing, and IEQ sampling for sustainability and health & wellbeing building certification programs. Mr. Bajaj is focused on quality, client service and education, and helping clients with continuous improvement programs. He has experience in collaborative project management with GRESB, WELL, LEED, BREEAM In-Use, Fitwel, and Living Building Challenge rating systems, direct experience with WELL PV and BREEAM In-Use assessments, as well as energy and water consumption data acquisition, tracking, and analysis.

 

 

 

 

Jamie Nack

 is the President of Three Squares Inc. She is a global leader in developing and implementing sustainability plans for governments, corporations, investors, and industry groups. Jamie served as the head of sustainability for the Global Climate Action Summit and for the last four Democratic National Conventions. In 2011, Jaime was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She received an appointment under the Obama administration to serve on the National Women’s Business Council, an advisory council to the President, Congress and the SBA on economic issues of importance to women business owners. In 2013, Jamie was named the "Environmental Conservator of the Year" by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce. ​ Jaime serves as one of Vice President Al Gore’s presenters for The Climate Reality Project. ​

 

 

Jennifer Bertholet-Jelovic is the Founder and CEO of ASAP and has over 15 years experience with the USGBC’s various LEED rating systems, including LEED Volume. Jennifer’s first LEED Project in 2008 was not only Platinum, but Net Positive and included minimal irrigation on a large property. Subsequent projects have been first of their kinds, including a Tri-generation Public Private Partnership project. Jennifer continues to work on innovative energy and water saving projects and portfolios.​ Jennifer is also a global expert in the WELL Building Standard and WELL Health-Safety Rating, working with diverse typologies and portfolios such as T-Mobile. Jen’s WELL Projects and Portfolios have earned many awards and firsts in the world. ​

 

 

 

 

Marika Erdely is the CEO & Founder of Green EconoME and has been in the industry for over 12 years. She was a CFO in her previous career and looks at every project from a financial perspective. ​ Marika is a frequent educator in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability. Marika has a BA in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a LEED AP BD+C, a Fitwel Ambassador, a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and holds Contractor Licenses B and C-10 #1001368.​ Marika is Co-Chair of the USGBC-LA Chapter Existing and New Building Decarb Sub-Committee, and a member of the ULI Los Angeles leadership council and Healthy Buildings Committee.

 

 

 

Keely Felton is Vice President, Nova Energy Group and manages Nova’s Sustainability and Efficiency Group (SEG). Additionally, she is a leader on Nova’s ESG Committee.  Her team delivers reports that meet agency requirements (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD) for green lending.  ​Driven by ESG goals, the group works with real estate investors and managers to strategically work towards decarbonization and net zero for their portfolio. ​The SEG team works with property owners to obtain green certifications, including ENERGY STAR for Existing Buildings, BREEAM USA In-Use, Green Globes and National Green Building Standard (NGBS).​

 

 

 

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October 21, 2022 at 9:45am - 10:45am

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