IDC Sustainability Summit
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We are diving into the topic of sustainability from a high level so interior designers and brands in the interior design space can get a sense for what this sector of our economy is all about. If you’re an interior designer we want to encourage your practice to get greener, and if you’re a brand we want to encourage you to shift toward making more sustainable products.
We’ve assembled a terrific panel for this discussion and I couldn’t be more excited to get to sit with these ladies and discuss what I think it the most important discussion we’re not having in the industry today. So without further ado let me introduce our panel of experts.
KOANN VIKOREN SKRZYNIARZ
Founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands. She launched Sustainable Life Media in 2004, and its flagship brand, “Sustainable Brands” in 2006. Sustainable Brands is now the premier international community of change makers seeking to lead the way to a flourishing future through the power of better brands. The community now touches 500,000 professionals world wide on line, and hosts the world’s leading conversations on the role of business and brands to change the world, both online, at conferences on 4 continents and via an active peer-to-peer learning network.
You can connect with KoAnn on Twitter @KoAnn
Owner of consultancy service providing specialized expert advice and guidance targeting sustainable interior design projects. Hulan Design is aimed at helping interior designers, architects, home owners, real estate developers and anyone else seeking expert guidance in creating residential or commercial projects that adhere to sustainable, environmentally conscious principles. She is also a professor at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach where she teaches sustainable practices to the next generation of designers.
You can connect with Rachel on Twitter @RachelHulan
Lauren Sparandara is a Senior Consultant with DNV KEMA’s Sustainable Buildings and Communities (SBC) team. Ms. Glasscock obtained her management degree from Yale University and her architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Her expertise is in corporate environmental management, life cycle assessment, and green building. She is a LEEP AP and GRI Certified Sustainability Reporter. During her nearly six years at KEMA she has consulted on over 35 LEED projects of varying scale and and through all LEED systems. Notable projects include the Porto Olímpico Olympic project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the UC Davis Winery, Brewery, and Food Pilot facility, and the Oakland Airport.
You can connect with Lauren on Twitter @lsparandara.
Founder and managing partner of Taiga Company. Leveraging 36,000 Twitter followers and a blog with global reach, Julie speaks, consults, trains, and assists clients to powerfully engage in sustainability related issues and stakeholder communications in the social media space.
You can find Julie all over the social web, on Twitter she is @TaigaCompany
HEIDI VASSALOTTI, LEED®AP ID+C
Architectural and Design Representative for domestic tile manufacturer Crossville, Inc. Her work in the Chicago market led to company wide innovations in the use of reclaimed porcelain and tile materials, resulting in the first cradle-to-cradle tile installation (in the John C. Kluckzynski Federal Building in downtown Chicago) and a powerful partnership with sanitary ware manufacturer TOTO USA to recycle that company’s fired porcelain refuse. Today, Crossville uses recycled material in 100% of its U.S.-made product lines and has initiated innovative programs like Tile Take Back, a unique waste reclamation program that contributed to the company’s 3rd party certification of its manufacturing processes. The company saves millions of pounds of fired porcelain waste from entering landfills each year.
Learn more about sustainability at Crossville.
Connect with Crossville Tile on Twitter @crossvilleinc
DON HIRSH, CREE
Don Hirsh is manager of Cree’s state-of-the art Lighting Experience Center (LEC). Cree, a publicly traded manufacturer of LED components, lamps and fixtures, developed the LEC to serve as an interactive educational environment where visitors can learn about LED lighting through first-hand experience.
Don is a technologist who has been involved with developing and evangelizing illumination and display products for almost two decades. http://www.linkedin.com/in/dghirsh/