Tue, 3/12/2019 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Hear about each community's commitment to addressing carbon emissions, recycling initiatives, storm water management, and more, all in an effort to make the Lehigh Valley a healthy and livable place for residents and visitors.
Governor Wolf challenged cities by signing the first statewide goal to reduce carbon emissions by 21 percent by 2025. What can cities in the Lehigh Valley do to rise to this challenge?
Mayor Roy O’Connell | City of Allentown
Mayor Robert J. Donchez | City of Bethlehem
Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr. | City of Easton
Mayor Michael P. Harakal, Jr. | City of Whitehall
This leading event will also feature a presentation from Shannon Crooker, Director of Program Related Investments at Sustainable Energy Fund, who will give an overview of LEED for Cities, a sustainability rating system for cities and communities. LEED for Cities allows projects to measure and manage city water consumption, energy use, waste, transportation, and human experience based on 14 key metrics that include energy, water, waste, transportation, education, health, safety, prosperity, and equitability.
Shannon will then share the story of why and how the City of Lancaster achieved LEED for Cities Gold certification, the first in Pennsylvania to earn this achievement at any level as well as one of the first in the world, serving as one example of how cities can further achieve sustainability goals.
Breakfast will be served. Event is worth 2 GBCI CE hours and AIA LUs.
Non-member: $50 (Want to become a member? Join here!)
Lehigh University Student: $10 (Must use university email address when registering. Contact Leah Wirgau, Education & Engagement Director, for discount code.)
*Green Building United membership rate also applies to ULI members and LVPC personnel
Shannon is the Chair of USGBC Central PA Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) and has committed her career to transforming the way we work and interact with the built environment since she separated from the U.S. Air Force in 2007. She started out as a LEED Consultant, learning the trade from pioneers in the green building industry before she shifted her focus on revitalizing contaminated sites. Now as the Director of Program Related Investments at Sustainable Energy Fund, she oversees programs and investments designed to advance sustainable energy throughout the Commonwealth.