build + buy green 2016

"Breaking Ground on Green & Affordable Housing and Communities"

September 22, 2016 - UH Cancer Center SULLIVAN CONFERENCE CENTER, Kaka'ako

This annual event brings together nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and local experts in the fields of green building and communities, affordable housing, design, engineering, construction and development. Under this year’s theme, "Breaking Ground on Green & Affordable Housing and Communities," the conference will feature notable projects from Kakaʻako and across Oahu.

Attendees qualify for 6 AIA CEUs (HSW) and 6 GBCI self-reporting CEUs.

 
 
 

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

a NOTE FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE

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JOANNA GRIFFITH|USGBC HAWAII PRESIDENT

MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL


PLENARY SESSION

This plenary session will set the stage for the conference, looking first at the evolving meaning of “green” in affordable housing, and of what constitutes affordability – to homeowner or renter, to building owner, LIHTC investor and public funder.  Where “green” has traditionally been seen as “good for the environment,” it has evolved to encompass all aspects of Sustainability; as much focused on occupant health, community resilience and financial sustainability as on resource conservation and pollution prevention.   Krista Egger will speak to how Enterprise Green Communities and USGBC/LEED are helping to foster this evolution with emerging strategies and new models, including real examples here in the State.   

Hawai’i is, for many reasons, the perfect crucible to catalyze this evolution.  Thanks to the Governor’s  vision, we stand at a pivotal moment, poised to change the course of housing affordability in the State of Hawai’i.  To close this session and set the participants’ action agenda for the conference, Alistair Jackson will look beyond design challenges and rating systems, to the fundamental changes we can make to deliver better, more affordable housing, faster and in larger volumes.  Be ready to make your own To Do list on how you can contribute to making green affordable housing happen! Be a part of the solution!

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ALISTAIR JACKSON | O'BRIEN & COMPANY

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KRISTA EGGER, DIRECTOR OF INITIATIVES | ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY PARTNERS


FULL program schedule and speakerS LIST


KAKA’AKO LOCAL FOODS, LOCAL PLACES WALKING TOUR

1974 plan of Kaka’ako

1974 plan of Kaka’ako

Did you know that Kaka'ako used to be identified as a ‘food distribution’ area?

Still today there are a number of efforts (many not very well-known) that aim to improve access and affordability to healthy local grindz in Honolulu’s urban core. There’s a wide-range of people – including producers, sellers, distributors – that are finding all kinds of ways to make our community more sustainable and self-sufficient by bridging gaps in our local food system.

For example: MetroGrow Hawaii is an urban, vertical farm located in Kaka’ako.  Utilizing aeroponics and other technologies, it is growing high quality produce in a controlled environment for the restaurant and gourmet markets. Plants are grown under energy efficient LED lighting. No toxic pesticides are used. The controlled environment allows unique crops to be produced.

Join us on a walking tour, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, to get a fresh perspective on food in Kaka'ako! Rain or Shine!


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