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Green Building Councils (US) and developing world. Presenter: Howard Jean-Denis UCONN Stamford. Agenda. Green Building Council Concept Sustainable Building Impact on the Environment Expansion of GBC’s Globally Haitian Green Building Council

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Green building councils us and developing world

Green Building Councils (US) and developing world

Presenter: Howard Jean-Denis

UCONN Stamford



  • Green Building Council Concept

  • Sustainable Building Impact on the Environment

  • Expansion of GBC’s Globally

  • Haitian Green Building Council

  • The Future of Sustainability in the Built Environment

The speaker howard jean denis

The Speaker: Howard Jean-Denis

Howard s background

Howard’s Background

  • MBA in Global Business, LEED AP

  • Corporate and Entrepreneurial experience in sustainability activities

  • Major project work in United Nations Clean Development mechanism

  • Founder of Green Competitive Advantage

Millennium development goal

Millennium Development Goal:

  • Global Environmental pollution threatens society (CO2 Levels, natural resource constraints, economic disparity)

  • Building Green is a solution towards this major issue

  • A component of this strategy is through a green building council

What is a green building council council

What is a Green Building Council Council?

  • Non-Profit Organization focused on sustainable building

  • Education services and platform to address environmental issues

  • Created LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Leed and it s impact

LEED and it’s Impact

  • Green building rating system is a point-based system for certifying the level of a building’s sustainability

  • Sustainable buildings are achieved through integrated building design and certification

  • Sustainability professional in the built environment developsclean projects in supply chain

Sustainable building impact example

Sustainable Building Impact Example

  • In an integrated design approach, mechanical engineer will analyze the energy use and its cost implications.

  • A structural engineer will choose the structural system, whether steel, wood or concrete

  • Analyze the chances of using recycled-content materials into the building project, thus creating opportunities for green design strategies

World green building council

World Green Building Council

  • David Gottfried, Founded in 1998

  • Rick Fedrizzi, Current President

  • Review global activities and offer support for each other's efforts

  • Each country has it’s own issues and opportunities and thus Councils vary in focus

Benefits of green building projects

Benefits of Green Building Projects

World gbc survey results

World GBC Survey Results

  • Global industry professionals have high expectations of the operating cost reductions with a green building

  • 19 % believe their operating costs will decrease by at an increasing rate over the next decade

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World GBC Survey Results

  • 51 % respondents state that risk management, occupant productivity, and health are added benefits

  • 38% of respondents point to higher building


Growth into 90 countries

Growth into 90 Countries

Impact on sustainable building

Impact on Sustainable Building

  • Use less energy in operation through energy-efficient building design

  • Demonstrate high indoor air quality leading to improved learning outcomes

  • Stimulates investment in renewable materials/energy, and progressive systems

Innovations in the u s california academy of sciences

Innovations in the U.S. (California academy of sciences)

Innovations in dubai the dynamic tower

Innovations in Dubai (The Dynamic Tower)

Impact on sustainable building1

Impact on Sustainable Building

  • Eliminate toxic materials from places where children learn and play

  • Employ day lighting strategies

  • Improved classroom acoustics

Trends in global green building

Trends in Global Green Building

  • In Singapore, the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) has recently launched the Green Schools Initiative

  • Includes sustainability themed training resources that help students and schools better appreciate the various aspects of a green building.”

Eco school in chia colombia

ECO School in Chia Colombia

Eco school in chia colombia1

ECO School in Chia Colombia

  • Rochester School is located on the outskirts of Bogotá

  • The school’s two swimming pools and dressing rooms are heated with solar collectors and electric heat pumps

  • 12 % of the electricity demands of the campus are provided by a 20kWp solar photovoltaic array

Eco school in chia colombia2

ECO School in Chia Colombia

  • The school has reduced potable water consumption by 35%, through their water treatment plant, which provides tertiary treatment for wastewater.

  • This treated water is recycled for toilet flushing and irrigation. Students and teachers study and monitor these green initiatives, as part of the school’s curriculum.

Trends in global green building1

Trends in Global Green Building

  • Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) created a practical guide to assist schools with the implementation of energy and environmental initiatives

  • The guide provides ideas

    resources on the design,

    construction and operation

    of green buildings

U s green building council

U.S. Green Building Council

  • The challenge of greening schools was immense as the average age of their schools is close to 50 years

  • In order to meet this challenge, the U.S. Green Building Council created the Center for Green Schools

  • Center for green schools drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places

Country focus haiti

Country Focus: Haiti

  • Environmental issues: Deforestation, access to clean water and food crisis

  • Political issues: New Government, History of unrest domestically

  • Opportunities: Huge potential for new construction and redevelopment post earthquake, infrastructure, and economic drivers

Post earthquake solutions

Post Earthquake Solutions

  • Shelters made from tires/shipping containers

  • Organizations such as Konbit Shelter and Solar Electric Light Fund and many others have built sustainably

Konbit shelter development

Konbit Shelter Development


Building concerns in haiti

Building Concerns in Haiti

  • Haiti has an unforgiving landscape prone to natural disasters

  • Lack of Building Code and Government support

  • Challenge with tailoring systems

    to cultural environment

Haitian green building council

Haitian Green Building Council

  • An associate group member (Americas region)

  • Still in growth stage as country is rebuilding

  • Concerns: Deforestation, access to clean water, economic and political stability

Clinton bush fund innovators

Clinton Bush Fund Innovators

  • SESA (converting jathropha plant into fuel)

  • Architects for Humanity (innovative construction in emerging markets)

  • Solar Electric Light Fund (renewable energy)

  • SOIL (Composting toilets and sanitation services)

Solar electric light fund

Solar Electric Light Fund

Sesa for profit social enterprise

SESA (for profit social enterprise)

Government efforts haiti and taiwan

Government efforts (Haiti and Taiwan)

Gbc collaboration globally

GBC Collaboration Globally

  • Green Apple Day of Service occurs on Sept 28th of each year

  • Teams initiate projects in their community all over the world and broadcast their results simultaneously

  • Anyone can start a project: Energy Audit, Clean Energy, Water conservation etc

Green apple day of service

Green Apple Day of Service

  • 41.5 % improvement in the health of student and teachers (such as reduced incidence of asthma, flu, respiratory problems and headaches)

  • up to 15 % improvement in student learning and productivity

  • up to 25 % improvement on test scores due to good lighting and ventilation

Discussion topic and questions

Discussion Topic and Questions

  • What opportunities exist in the global supply chain?

  • How can we improve on current activities?

Thank you

Thank You!

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