Tuesday, September 10, 2013

United States Green Building Council

douglas kot headshot
Douglas Kot
Executive Director
U.S. Green Building Council 
Doug has been active in the sustainable design of communities and buildings and as an educator since 1998.  He is a registered architect member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a former-Certified Planner member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) and Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance  (LEED AP EB: O+M). He has three professional degrees; a Bachelor of Architecture, a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of City Planning.  Doug has taught extensively on building energy use, ecological urban design, and sustainable building technologies.

Event Summary:
San Diego is a patchwork of neighborhoods, ethnicities and unique landscapes. No two are alike but yet they all share the same desire for a livable and citizen centric environment.

There are 42 community planning groups where citizens and businesses bring their concerns and vision for their neighborhood.  While their budgets are small, these groups are the voice for quality of life concerns when the City Council must consider new development.

New Eco-Districts a being created and economic prosperity is being sought through local community development.  
Sustainability and health need to be considered to make our neighborhoods cleaner and greener. 

 Is the goal self-sufficiency in energy, water and transportation?  To create walk/bike friendly streets? To promote business districts? 

Join us to hear how we can plan our communities with an ecological vision that will create a San Diego that we can proudly call America's Finest City.

The U.S. Green Building Council EcoDistricts
Douglas Kot, AIA, MLA, MCP - San Diego Green Building Council
Smart Growth America
LEED Neighborhood Development
SmartCity San Diego
IDEA district
2040 District
One Planet Living
Living City Design
Ecodistricts - are new models of public-private partnership where communities emphasize innovation and deployment of district-scale best practices to create the neighborhoods of the future - resilient, vibrant, resource efficient, and JUST.

20 minute life - all needs met within a 20 minute walk of your house. Mail, grocery, fuel, laundry, news, coffee, etc.

Ecodistricts Incubator in Portland (May 2013) - must be able to raise money, private development, government

Upcoming :
Sept 24th : North Park EcoDistrict Celebration
Sept 30th : Chula Vista Climate neighbor Tool Tour
Oct 1 : Chula Vista Smart Growth Workshop
Dec. 9 : LEED Neighborhood Development Workshop
Dec 11 : Pacific Beach/Mission Beach Sustainable Design Assessment Team


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