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Conferences and Events

The American Chemistry Council and its members participate in a variety of building, architecture and design conferences and meetings that take place throughout the year. Following is a list of upcoming and recent events where ACC and its members are engaging.

Greenbuild

For the past several years, ACC has been proud to sponsor the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild conference, where leaders in green building come together to share exemplary practices and learn about new products and trends that can help enhance sustainability, resiliency, health and wellness in the built environment.

TODO: The provided copy says: “Include a link to the video featuring Chris Jahn, on this page on the current website: https://buildingwithchemistry.org/greenbuild2020/”. Does this mean that we should embed the video here? If so, I recommend uploading the video to ACC’s YouTube channel, and embedding the video from YouTube.

At Greenbuild 2020, ACC co-sponsored the conference’s Resiliency Summit, a full day virtual form centering on community adaptability, recovery and elevating equity. The summit highlighted the latest research and technology around resilience-enhancing designs, materials and methods. ACC led an educational session, “Building for Resilience: Innovations in Materials, Policies & Tools for a Resilient Future,” that featured insights from experts leading in this space. Registered Greenbuild 2020 attendees can view the session recording here.

USGBC interviewed ACC’s Todd Sims on the state of sustainability in 2020 and the future of green building. Read the full interview here.

In previous years’ Greenbuild conferences, ACC has unveiled collaborations with stakeholders in the building industry. At Greenbuild 2019, ACC CEO Chris Jahn participated in the first-ever Global Health and Wellness Summit, which ACC co-sponsored along with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), to bring together stakeholders to discuss how to work together to help advance holistic approaches to health and wellness in buildings, positioning materials science as a lens through which building design and operations decisions can be improved.

In addition, ACC and ASHRAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the organizations’ relationship and develop parameters for collaborating more closely to continue promoting the advancements of a more sustainable built environment.