~ 30 minutes for round table discussion for everything from teaming opportunities to knowledge gaps to growing your networks. We welcome you!
~ 30 minutes for a Special Speaker that will focus on bleeding edge topics such as Resilience, Carbon Sequestration, Decarbonization efforts, Water Reuse strategies, etc. If you have someone in mind or would like to present to the group, let’s schedule you in.
~ Meetings will be held at various offices. Previous spaces included the Knoll Showroom, Gensler, and Covo. If you are interested in hosting for a particular month, let us know! We are in this together and together we can move the needle within our various practices.
Welcome from Graham Thiel, Director of Project Management, Starcity
8:10 Round Table Discussion. Tell us something we don’t know… Approx.1- 3 Minutes Each
Market trends, Insights, Conferences, Cool Stuff, etc
8:30 Presentation: Breana Wheeler / BRE America
Collaborative member, Breana Wheeler, will be presenting on the BREEM rating system and, more specifically, around the areas of Health and Wellness.
Breana Wheeler is the Director of Operations for BRE in the United States. Breana has twelve years experience in the sustainability field. Prior to joining BRE, Breana worked for nearly ten years as an internal advisor on environmental and sustainability risk management for large, multinational corporations and was based in London, England. After moving to the United States in 2014, she joined BuildingWise, a LEED consultancy and provided strategic project management for 26 LEED O+M projects. She became the Director of Operations for BRE in the United States when BuildingWise and BRE formed a partnership to bring BREEAM to the US market (BREEAM USA) in 2016. BREEAM is the world’s first green building rating system and today is the most widely used program worldwide with over 2.2 million registered buildings and over 560,000 certifications. Breana organizes and oversees the daily operations of the business in the United States, including the development and maintenance of the BREEAM USA technical standards.
Breana is a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) <http://www.iema.net> , a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment <http://www.socenv.org.uk/> and a LEED® Green Associate.