Friday, October 27
Join this rapid-fire panel that includes a General Contractor, Sustainability Consultant, Modular Space vendor, and a comprehensive C&D Materials Logistics company on their TRUE and ESG experiences across North America. These speakers recognize that collaboration amongst stakeholders leads to greater sustainability alignment and success! Using a TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) mindset, these teams are able to "design out waste". By embedding TRUE strategies into company policies, projects are able to successfully reduce carbon emissions on sites and in the community. Reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-imagining can lead to overall reduction in production costs, energy usage, GHG emissions, and waste creation. Following this session, you will be able to contribute to your company's ESG narrative and be a model for "doing good through business".
Director of Projects at Verdical Group
Rebecca is the Director of Projects at Verdical Group. She oversees a variety of high-performance buildings and material transparency projects, working with teams from schematic design through construction completion to achieve each client's unique sustainability goals. Rebecca joined Verdical Group from the general contracting industry where she gained valuable experience as a project engineer, project manager, and estimator. These roles enhanced her managing skills for project schedules and budgets, field-work, and communication, all with the highest level of quality and attention to detail. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University where she studied Natural Science and Civil Engineering.
Rebecca is the recipient of the 2021 UGSBC-LA Emerging Professional Award, enjoys mentoring at her alma mater Loyola Marymount University, and volunteering with the USGBC California Chapters. She has spoken at USGBC Live National, the Net Zero Conference, and at the Living Future unConference. Her embodied carbon article, "How Low Can You Go," was featured in Real Leaders magazine. She is passionate about preserving the Earth's beauty and resources while encouraging human innovation. Rebecca is confident in a regenerative future where cities thrive in harmony with nature!
Director of ESG at WillScot Mobile Mini
Chelsi Tryon is the Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance for WillScot Mobile Mini, a global temporary storage and office space provider. She is currently working on establishing emission reduction and circular economy efforts across all 280+ branches in North America. Chelsi has over a decade of experience leading integrated projects from her previous 5+ years as Director of Business Solutions consultant on waste sustainability for Engie Insight. As a mentor for GBCI and W.P. Carey, she enjoys collaborating and cultivating altruistic change management initiatives, which all started during her former days working for Arizona State University in the University Sustainability Practices office. She holds a B.A. in Business and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Solutions from Arizona State University. Chelsi is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and currently acts as a board member on the College of Global Futures Alumni Board.
CEO at Hermosillo Group
Experience of 30 years as a Professional Architect working with passion at Hermosillo Group, starting from Field Superintendent helper to CEO (since 17 years ago) and Partner (share holder) of the company, developing (design and constructing) a numerous of projects throughout a numerous of activities such job site project supervision & administration, design, estimating, purchasing, sales (new business development), negotiation, strategy, innovation, people growth, organizational relationships, leadership, business administration, boards of directors, etc; I have learned the meaning of innovation and change, but more important the “go back to basics” philosophy base on People, trust, loyalty, hard but intelligent & team work and a deeply respect and compromise with communities, environmental and share holders. Responsible to design and implement the strategy to take the company from a family owner group to a formal corporation, taking the company from $30 million annual revenue in 2002 to $450 million in 2023, base on People, Corporate design, alliances with other larger GC´s in the USA as well as with the local Mexico growing subcontractors and suppliers. Incorporating to our Mexican Corporation the Global standards not only related to technical tools, but also related to culture of Protection and Risk management, safety, security, health, Lean Construction and ESG concerns.
Sustainability Director at Premier Recycle
Caroline is the Sustainability Project Manager and Marketing Director at Premier Recycle Company. Premier Recycle operates to "solve and simplify C&D Materials Recycling" by offering comprehensive C&D materials logistical solutions led by Sustainability experts within the Bay Area. Their operations consist of an RCI-certified materials sorting and transfer facility, a roll-off bin service, and sustainability consulting. This approach enables projects to achieve the highest diversion rates with detailed and accurate reporting. Her role is to work with these project teams to ensure that construction projects are successful in attaining green building certifications. As an Environmental Studies major & Project Manager, She is proficient with LEED & TRUE Zero Waste certifications, as well as the environmental science concepts of resource and waste management, net zero goals and circular economies, CEQA, EIA’s, and conservation and restoration work. She has worked on a variety of green building projects; however, the current largest feat of them all has been advising the World’s first TRUE Pre-certified Construction project: Genesis Marina.