Wednesday, June 18, 2008

GTH Spotlight: Scott Horst

Tuesday, June 24; 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Scot Horst serves as chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Steering Committee and is widely recognized as a leader in the sustainable design movement. During his chairmanship, he has overseen the development of LEED for Core and Shell, LEED for Schools, Revisions to LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Homes, LEED for Healthcare and extensive work on the next version of LEED that will establish a new structure for a single LEED known as the LEED bookshelf. This structure will normalize all LEED rating systems to 100 points, add a regional category, intentionally weight the credits, fix credits and align credits and submittals across all rating systems. He has also guided a revised and holistic structure for developing LEED through a new committee structure.

Mr Horst also serves as President of 7group a green building consultancy and the Athena Institute International, a non profit organization that focuses on sustainable materials and life cycle assessment.

Mr. Horst will speak on the LEED rating system and its role in market transformation. He will show how LEED is the center piece of a growing movement in the United States and will speak about the nature of that movement.

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