VX2021 - Feb 2 - Resilience in the Built Environment


Resilience in the Built Environment

Welcome & Introduction: David Abel, Chairman, VerdeXchange
Opening RemarksRick ColeFmr. City Manager, City of Santa Monica

9:50 AM Opportunities & Barriers for Decarbonizing Buildings & Homes
Moderator: Sara NeffVP of Sustainability, Kilroy Realty
Amber Richane, Sr. Project Manager, City of Santa Monica Architecture Services
Deborah WeintraubChief Deputy City Engineer & Architect, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Ben Stapleton, Executive Director, USGBC-LA
David B. Calabrese, VP of Government Affairs, Daikin
Responder: Gypsy Achong, Director, 2050 Partners 

10:30 AM Resiliency: Enhancing the Nexus between Real Estate & Distributed Generation
Moderator: Robert Griffin, Vice President, Business Development, Customer First Renewables 
David Hochschild, Chair, CA Energy Commission
Adm. Dennis McGinn, (ret.)  Fmr. US Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Robyn Beavers, CEO, Blueprint Power

11:00 AM Building Green Infrastructure for Resilience

Moderator: Liz Crosson, Director of Infrastructure, Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti 
Heather Rosenberg, Associate Principal-Resilience, Arup
Kenny Miyagi, Business Development Manager, JFE Engineering America, Inc.
Molly Strauss, Infrastructure Coordination, Streets Lead, Greater London Authority
Christie Gamble, Sr. Director of Sustainability, CarbonCure Technologies

11:40 Breakout Session/Q&A


VX2021 Financing the Future & Catalyzing the Green Infrastructure Project Pipeline