Horst will kick off the global green building conference, which features two days of educational programming, award recognition, inspiration and celebration, including the signature Women in Green luncheon and award-winning entertainer Anoop Sankar.
BENGALURU – (Jan. 15, 2020) – Today, USGBC announced that Scot Horst, founder of Arc Skoru, will deliver the opening keynote speech at Greenbuild India, taking place February 6–7, 2020, at the ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru, India.
"As we have advanced as a species, we have posed serious threats to our environment. We have the tools and technology to address the challenges ahead, but our true hope lies in our relationship to nature and each other,” said Scot Horst, founder, Arc Skoru. “We can only build a better world together, so I’m excited to join colleagues in India who hold the key to a brighter and healthier future.”
By developing tools that inspire people to shift the trajectory of the climate crisis in measurable and holistic ways, Horst is relentlessly committed to redressing climate change. Prior to founding the Arc platform, which measures the actual performance of cities, buildings and spaces as they work toward LEED certification or other sustainability goals, Horst helped establish LEED as the premier global benchmark tool for high-performing green buildings. He helped drive LEED’s growth from hundreds to more than 100,000 projects today in more than 160 countries.
“Platforms like Greenbuild are an opportunity for the green building industry to come together and tell stories about how green buildings impact the people who use them,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC and GBCI. “At Greenbuild India, I will be sharing the vision for our second generation of USGBC and talking about how green buildings can create a higher standard of living for people across India and around the world.”
Registration for the conference is currently open. Greenbuild has become the premier convener for the green building industry, and it is where the future of the green building community is shaped.
The conference program offers robust learning opportunities through education sessions featuring green building experts covering a wide variety of sustainability topics, including LEED v4.1, waste reduction and building performance. Those looking to dive deeper into green building strategies can join a preconference technical workshop on Feb. 5. Attendees will also have an opportunity to attend the annual Greenbuild Celebration, featuring Anoop Sankar, award-winning South Indian film playback singer, songwriter, stage performer and media personality; the Leadership Awards Ceremony; the signature Women in Green Luncheon; and a breakfast training session where participants will learn about the ways they can leverage the Arc performance platform.
India is consistently one of the most rapidly expanding markets for LEED in the world. The country is home to more than 3,200 LEED projects, representing 150 million gross square meters of space. The ideas and passions of the green building community come alive each year at Greenbuild India. It is where inspiration happens, business relationships are cultivated, innovation is recognized and celebrated, and people from around the globe come to reconnect and remind each other why they do what they do—and why they work hard every day to create better buildings, cities and communities.