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Construction Panel: PMPs for LEED Projects

Panel Discussion: PMPs for LEED Projects

Project Management Professionals understand the System Thinking concept behind LEED rating system and are the experts when it comes to integrating different aspects of a project.

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system has identified great strategies to reduce the adverse impacts of built environments on several important fronts based on the Triple Bottom Line concept, as follows:

  1. Reverse Contribution to Global Climate Change
  2. Enhance Individual Human Health and Well-Being
  3. Protect and Restore Water Resources
  4. Protect, Enhance and Restore Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  5. Promote Sustainable and Regenerative Material Resources Cycles
  6. Build a Greener Economy
  7. Enhance Social Equity, Environmental Justice, Community Health and Quality of Life

Although the Green Building concept is sensible and economical with great marketing and promotional value, the trend of adaptation and move to Green Building is not as expected.  As more Federal Government projects mandate some LEED strategies, other building and facility owners are reluctant to pursue LEED certification due to certain challenges inherent in the construction industry and its project delivery methods.

In our March 2021 discussion panel, USGBC Detroit and PMI Great Lakes Chapter will host a panel of industry leaders to elaborate on their challenges and share best practices and success stories in pursuing a LEED certification. PMI will offer its perspective on how PMI Philosophy and adopting the PMBoK framework would facilitate and champion a successful LEED project completion!






Lana Crouse, USGBC Detroit Region

Director of Community: Understanding LEED and Future Trends

Patrick Smithbauer, Wayne State University

Academic & Research Perspective: Benefits of LEED & Green Building

Julie Lyons Bricker, City of Royal Oak

Owner Perspective: City of Royal Oak’s Initiatives on LEED

Laura Long, NORR

Architect Perspective: Challenges in Pursuing LEED certification - Architect Perspective

Harold Wilcox, Turner Construction

General Contractor Perspective: The road to LEED Certification: Case Study

Robert Mattler, Green Portfolio Solutions

Consultant's Perspective: Tools and Techniques for LEED success

Hosted by Harri Emari

PMP Perspective: System Thinking Interpersonal Skills for Managers

Panel meeting details will be sent via email after registration.

If you are a PMP, PE, or LEED accredited professional and wish to receive continuing education credit for attending this program, please contact manager.outreachevents@pmiglc.net for certificates.

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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity:

Date: March 30th, 2021

Hour: 4:30PM to 6:00PM

Number of PDUs: 0.0


Members: Free

Non members: Free


Virtual Panel Discussion