“Leading Edge Sustainable Stadium Design” Panel Discussion

Ecoimpact partner, Summer Minchew, will present on a panel discussing Leading Edge Sustainable Stadium Design. The event will be held at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on January 8th 2019. For more information visit event sponsor Excel Dryer registration page. Ecoimpact is proud to have served as LEED consultant for several sports venues including LEED Gold certified Audi Field, home of DC United, designed by Populous and Michael Marshall Design and the Washington DC Entertainment and Sports Arena, home of the Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards practice facility, designed by Rossetti and Michael Marshall Design.

Event Recap by event sponsor Excel Dryer: “Our primary goal in hosting Leading Edge Sustainable Stadium Design was to bring together design professionals as well as friends and partners in an open dialogue, under one roof, to discuss trends and best practices in sustainable design and operations, and to encourage all in attendance to become more aware and engaged in sustainability initiatives. We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as actionable and practical tools to implement.”

LEED Operations and Maintenance Panel Discussion

Summer Minchew, the Managing Partner of (eco)impact Consulting served on a panel for the May 30 Charlotte Green Team meeting “What is Involved in Getting LEED Certification”. The Charlotte Green Team writes in their recap of the event:

"LEED certification….so important to so many people and organizations; some have it; others want it. That’s what the last meeting of the Charlotte Green Team was all about: “What is Involved in Getting LEED Certification.”

This was a panel presentation, and what a great panel it was. The speakers came at the topic from a number of different perspectives. The Charlotte Convention Center is under-going renovations and an expansion, and they’re going after their LEED certification in planning and construction work. Doug Tober, the Director of Engineering & Capital Projects for CRVA is heading all this up. He also called on three other experts to join him in a panel presentation for the Green Team.

Monifa Hendrickson-Woodside, the Project Manager in the City of Charlotte Engineering and Project Management Department is overseeing this expansion project for the City and noted that the City is pursuing LEED certification in all of its new construction projects. Stefanie Young, the Vice President for Technical Solutions with the US Green Building Council talked about all of the different green certifications and standards the Council pursues, including LEED. And Summer Minchew, the Managing Partner of (eco)impact Consulting talked about their specific expertise in LEED certification and how they have helped many projects during their design, construction and operating phases to get and keep their LEED certification. As she noted, LEED certification never really stops; it’s an on-going approach to doing business.

The four different perspectives were very valuable and insightful. There was a lot of great dialog, and questions and answers with those in attendance. This is always a part of our Green Team meetings."