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U.S. Green Building Council?s Emily Scofield

We're pleased USGBC's executive director Emily Scofield will be a featured panelist at our Bisnow Sustainability Summit this Monday at the Westin Charlotte. Despite a few high notes, Charlotte's office market trends are lackluster at best. Still, the nationwide surge is toward development of green buildings, to the tune of almost 1.4M SF per day, Emily tells us. Poor building design is an ?irresponsible and incomplete use of our resources,? she says.  You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn. And remember, there's always great schmoozing, too! (Sign up here.)

Wells Fargo's Curt Radkin

Wells Fargo development SVP Curt Radkin is also joining us on Monday. He says sustainable development is not just about containing and controlling waste. Today?s decisions affect tomorrow?s bottom line. If it may be shown that wise (though perhaps more expensive) development can also be profitable in the long run, then it's more than worth the cost, he says. (Did we mention it's not too late to sign up?)

Bissell's Alicia Bickett

Charlotte-based Bissell may well be the most active development company in the Southeast, and Alicia Bickett (also a panelist at our Sustainability Summit Monday) ensures the company's buildings go green. In charge of Bissell's interior construction, Alicia says sustainability is a ?global? goal at Bissell. That's true whether the space is brand new or a retrofit. Office or hotel. ?It costs more,? Alicia says. ?But what we're doing here is a true, corporate-wide effort.? We know Alicia has much more to say on the topic, so don't miss her on Monday! Join us and our all-star cast for the BisnowSustainability Summit  Sept. 26 at the Westin Charlotte. (And we also try to make it very easy to sign up!)