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Wed, Mar 06


Trees Atlanta (the oak room)

Design Forum on Sustainability

A panel discussion to explore the role of design in sustainability

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Design Forum on Sustainability
Design Forum on Sustainability

Time & Location

Mar 06, 2024, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Trees Atlanta (the oak room), 825 Warner St SW Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

About the Event

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the role design plays in creating and maintaining sustainability. We will delve into some of the pressing issues facing our city and explore innovative solutions for a greener future in architecture and design.

Our morning agenda is as follows:

7:30 am – arrive for light breakfast and socializing

8:00 am – Moderator intro on topic and speakers

8:15 am – Panel discussion on topic

9:15 am – Q&A

9:45 am – Closing remarks, how to stay connected

10:00 am – event end

Meet the Panel:

Sam Culpepper

Sam has a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach to high-performance design and construction, balancing the realities of construction with the necessity of progress towards a net-zero future.

John MacFarland

John is a seasoned expert in sustainable construction practices. He has led numerous projects as a LEED consultant and commissioning authority, and played a key role in developing greenhouse gas emissions tracking software.

Howard S. Wertheimer

Howard is a distinguished leader renowned for his expertise in sustainable campus development, seamlessly integrating various disciplines such as architecture, engineering, landscape, technology, and ecology.

Ed Akins

Ed Akins, an experienced Registered Architect and former Tenured Associate Professor, is dedicated to enhancing awareness of sustainability within architectural practice and education. His approach prioritizes human and ecological characteristics, aiming to reinforce systemic clarity in the built environment.

Read more about the speakers, here.


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