top of page
SliderImage3.jpg

JUSTICE OF PLACE

NESSBE 2023: NORTHEAST SUMMIT FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Energy and Environmental Justice in the Built Environment

November 17, 2023, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Meaningful ways to engage with NESSBE:

About

ABOUT NESSBE

NESSBE (Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment) is a biennial northeast regional summit meant to include a larger community of building professionals, owners, academics, policymakers, advocates, and students in a conversation about sustainability in the built environment. 

NESSBE organizers are the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) and the Connecticut Living Future Community.

Frontline communities are now experiencing the greatest effects of Climate Change. These communities face both an increased energy cost burden and an associated increased health burden due to environmental pollution and housing conditions. The intention of this summit is to explore the means and solutions for meeting this challenge in the built environment, lifting up our most vulnerable communities, while improving the quality of life for all CT residents.

The summit goals are to:

  • Educate the building industry, legislators, advocates, and communities

  • Understand the landscape of energy and environmental injustice

  • Learn from case studies and precedents

  • Define barriers and brainstorm solutions

  • Capture federal funding to reverse structural inequality

  • Convene partner organizations

  • Highlight and promote GC3 Equity and Justice 40 recommendations

  • Accelerate the sustainable transformation of the built environment

The summit themes are:

  • Equity and environmental justice

  • Zero energy/ building electrification

  • Policy solutions, engagement, and advocacy

  • Affordable housing and planning

  • Healthy spaces - comfort, materials, nature, air 

  • Resilience and adaptation in a warming climate

PRAISE FOR NESSBE

"The speakers and participants came from a wide array of areas of expertise and focus.  Hearing how others work toward building sustainable communities and buildings within different frameworks gave me take-aways that continue to inform my own work."  Becky Nichols, Pirie Associates

"It was a great networking event and opportunity to share ideas with committed people." Matt Root, Integrated Eco Strategy

"NESSBE offered several interesting workshops, a host of networking opportunities, and hands-on collaboration with experts and passionate people with whom I still communicate today!"  Kristen Coperine, Green Thread Consulting

"NESSBE helped me understand where sustainability and resiliency is heading and allowed me to meet with practice leaders and experts." Wayne Cobleigh, GZA

"The sessions were forward thinking and thought provoking. I have never made it to the west coast for Living Future so this was a great local alternative."

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

HFHNCC Horizontal Color.jpg
bottom of page