USGBC President Roger Platt launches new interview series, Climate Leaders [podcast] | U.S. Green Building Council
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Since Greenbuild has concluded, and as we head into the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, the conversations around climate change are at the forefront of the environmental movement. The green building sector has a significant role to play in the mitigation of climate change, as buildings account for more than 30 percent of energy and water use and roughly the same amount of total greenhouse gas emissions.

In an effort to bring some of these conversations and potential solutions into focus, I am excited to launch a new video and podcast interview series: Climate Leaders. Over the next few months, I will speak with the some of the most influential voices driving the thought leadership and change necessary to take action and reduce the threat and severity of climate change. 

In my first interview, I sat down with Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Tregoning, who spoke during Greenbuild’s International Summit this year, recently led HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience, helping regions, cities, counties and towns across the country build a strong foundation for a diverse and prosperous economy based on enhancing community quality of place, economic opportunity, fiscal stability, transportation choice and affordability. She has worked on smart growth and sustainability solutions at all levels of government throughout her career and provides insight into how she’s met various goals. 

I hope you enjoy this first episode of Climate Leaders (in podcast format). Stay tuned for upcoming audio and video conversations with Anne Kelly, senior program director of the Policy and BICEP program at Ceres; Matthew Pencharz, deputy mayor for environment and energy at Greater London Authority; Felipe Faria, managing director for Green Building Council Brasil; and many more.