When it comes to sustainable building, time is of the essence. With the rapid growth of the IoT, and the rapid impacts of climate change, there is a great urgency for industry leaders to initiate an open dialogue on best practices, to network with future industry leaders of tomorrow, and to discuss ways to collaboratively work through challenges.
In keeping with that spirit, Intel is hosting the 2015 Intel Sustainable Buildings Conference on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus this week. Initiated by Intel’s Global Green Building Program Manager Taimur Burki, the three-day symposium unites several large manufacturers, including Intel, Colgate-Palmolive and Ameresco, around a larger discussion of sustainability in building design. Together, they’ll discuss with students why sustainable green building practices are the future of commercial building design.
Inspiring Sustainable Building Designers of Tomorrow
In cooperation with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ASU’s School of Sustainability, Intel is bringing together a panel of leading industry and academic experts to share best-in-class practices for sustainable industrial and building design applications during the event. ASU students will have the opportunity to meet these industry experts to learn what they can do to best prepare for a career in the field. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour a lab demonstrating a chilled beam passive cooling system.
Intel Director of Smart Building Solutions in Intel’s Smart Home and Building Division, and ASU alumnus, Christine Boles, is the featured keynote speaker on Friday. Boles and her team are responsible for Intel’s smart building IoT business, including product and ecosystem strategies.
Intel Awarded LEED Gold Certification for Sustainable Building
The conference coincides with the presentation of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification plaque – the internationally recognized stamp of approval from the USGBC – for a research and development facility on Intel’s campus in Chandler, Arizona. This gold-level rating, one of the highest-level LEED certifications, means a great deal those of us at Intel as we work to provide technology innovation and leadership within the green building community.
Using the connectivity of the IoT, Intel sees smart buildings as more than brick and mortar. Instead, the vision is that each building becomes an intelligent environment that will balance energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security.
Many thanks to all those attending this event. Intel welcomes opportunities for collaboration in the smart building design space as we continue to provide leadership and innovation for green, sustainable architecture.