The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced internationally recognized architect Edward Mazria. He will deliver the opening plenary keynote titled “India Rising: Providing Global Leadership” at Greenbuild India.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. It will take place from Nov. 2-5 in Mumbai and is the first year Greenbuild is being hosted in India.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mazria’s research on sustainability, energy consumption, resilience and greenhouse gas emissions has helped reshape the role architecture, building, planning and design play in helping to address these challenges.
Mazria is also the founder and chief executive officer of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems.
In 2014, Mazria presented Roadmap to Zero Emissions at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The roadmap laid out a flexible approach to achieve zero carbon emissions in the built environment by mid-century. He also issued the 2050 Imperative adopted by the International Union of Architects, which outlined a commitment to plan and design to carbon neutral standards.
The commitment has been accepted by regional professional organizations representing over 1.3 million architects across 124 countries.
“At Greenbuild India, we will provide a vision for how zero-carbon growth can take place in a growing economy through building design and planning, and clean energy development,” said Mazria.
“Greenbuild India will bring the green building community and LEED leaders together,” said Ramanujam. “It is through our relentless pursuit of new ideas, technologies and thinking that will drive the adoption of greener business practices that enhance performance and deliver human health benefits.”
Greenbuild India, presented by USGBC and ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences, takes place at the Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO) in Mumbai from Nov. 2-5.
The conference will take place Nov. 2-3 with the expo running until Nov.5.
The event will bring together professionals from across India and Asia for inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities and industry showcases.
Attendees will get an in-depth look at LEED v4, the latest version of the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
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