Greenbuild 2018 Opening session with Amal Clooney
Before Amal took the stage the CEO of USGBC spoke to the 2000+ in the audience. They encouraged everyone to keep working to improve the built environment. He spoke about the new ARC post certification system. The one we are researching this week to use at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. It’s a simple measurement and recording system designed to measure your performance each month and show you how you measure up against your neighbors and the world.
Amal Clooney is a British human rights lawyer practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, where she teaches Human Rights. Her clients have ranged from political prisoners and ousted Heads of State to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Oxford-educated lawyer is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he served as the UN Envoy on Syria. While in The Hague she worked on the genocide trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Since then she has challenged the detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymonshenko at the European Court of Human Rights. She has advised the Greek government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, represented the Chagossians on their legal fight to return to their islands, and acted as counsel to the Armenian government in a case on the Armenian genocide.
Amal Clooney is on the UK government’s list of experts on international law and on the government’s panel to prevent sexual violence in conflict. One of their first projects — aiming to educate thousands of refugee children in Lebanon –was showcased at the 2016 United Nations summit on the refugee crisis.
LEED Dynamic Plaque is now ARC – Greenbuild 2018
With LEED Dynamic Plaque we learnt about how well we were performing in water but not so well on the energy side since we didn’t include it in the scope of the project.
More on what we have learned through the week.