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.
opening remarks and keynote speaker
JOANNA GRIFFITH, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | USGBC HAWAII
Joanna is the current President of the USGBC Hawaii Chapter and an architect with WhiteSpace Architects. After earning her B.S. Arch from the University of Minnesota, Joanna completed the University of Hawaii’s Doctor of Architecture program where she developed her passion for community-enriching, sustainable design. She has led several projects serving the local community through her roles with the USGBC as President and former Chair of the Emerging Professionals committee as well as through the AIA's Northwest Pacific Leadership Institute.
TOM OSDOBA, VICE PRESIDENT | ENTERPRISE GREEN COMMUNITIES
As head of Green Initiatives, Tom Osdoba leads Enterprise Community Partner’s effort to make all affordable housing green. Current work priorities include advancing sustainable development standards for housing, engaging community development organizations to lead on neighborhood-scale infrastructure, and pursuing innovative impact investing platforms to better align capital and low-income communities for sustainability-related assets. See the full program schedule for Tom's complete bio.