ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen to Lead “Greening the Built Environment” Panel at Economist Sustainability Week USA

Panel will explore strategies for decarbonizing the building, landscape, and construction sector, which is responsible for 37% of energy and process-related greenhouse gas emissions


When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Where: Economist Impact Sustainability Week USA, Washington, D.C. (streaming not available). Registration.  

What: Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will moderate a panel titled “Greening the built environment—how can the buildings and construction sector decarbonise?” sponsored by US Green Building Council.

From Economist Impact: “The construction sector is responsible for around 37% of energy and process-related carbon emissions, according to the UN 2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction. What are the best practices in reducing unnecessary energy consumption of both new and existing, as well as private- and public-sector buildings? Can Title 24 be used as a role model? How can the IRA help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and construction? Are investors’ expectations evolving towards more sustainable spaces? What is the role that green building standards, such as LEED, play in ESG reporting? Is rapid scaling of green buildings critical in the race against climate change?”


  • Moderated by Torey Carter-Conneen, Chief executive, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Peter Templeton, President and chief executive, US Green Building Council
  • Gina Bocra, Chief sustainability officer, New York City Department of Buildings
  • Joe Rozza, Chief sustainability officer, Ryan Companies
  • Susan Uthayakumar, Chief energy and sustainability officer, Prologis

Learn more and register.


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