BuildingEase: your free tool to take on embodied carbon, health and build a circular economy<< All Events
BuildingEase: your free tool to take on embodied carbon, health and build a circular economy
BuildingEase is a free tool that transforms how firms and teams manage building product selection, coordination, management and procurement.
BE combines workflow optimization, the BE-Xchange to reduce waste, connected to the first Marketplace that aggregates procurement across all market sectors, killing VE and lowering material costs significantly.
The data captured in the platform enables analytics, to help owners and teams evaluate their embodied carbon impact and strategically target improvement over time.
BE's platform and programs contribute to building a circular economy, by addressing all points in the supply chain.
Most exciting is the power of procurement to accelerate market transformation for health and low carbon!
BE leverages this power to give feedback to manufacturers about sales LOSSES for not meeting owner/designer requirements for sustainability.
BuildingEase is a scale engine that gives our collective voices more power, grows the demand for all transparency and certifications and helps us all collaborate more effectively!
This program is in collaboration with AIASF's Committee on the Environment.
Barbra BatShalom | Founder & Executive Director of Sustainable Performance Institute, CEO of BuildingEase
Barbra BatShalom is the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Sustainable Performance Institute, CEO of BuildingEase and past founder and President of the USGBC Affiliate in Massachusetts which she ran for 9 years. She’s an industry leader whose vision drives market transformation programs from public policy to professional practice. Her work focuses on the intersection of systems, processes and culture. With a diverse background of fine arts, social psychology and 24+ years in architecture and sustainability consulting, she brings a variety of skills to her work and a unique perspective engaging the human dynamics of decision-making and creative collaboration to technical work. She's an educator, management consultant and change agent working with a wide range of governmental, institutional and private sector organizations to help them institutionalize sustainability and achieve measurable improvements in performance and profitability. Barbra also mentors startups for Clean Tech Open and has taught at Sust. RE Development at Brandeis’ International Business school, guest lectures at various business schools including MIT, BU and Babson, teaches extensively within corporations and currently teaches Leadership for Sustainability at the Boston Architectural College. She provides management consulting to a variety of corporate clients within and outside of the building industry, with a focus on organizational excellence and change management. She has served on numerous boards (including Chair of local USGBC MA Chapter, called BE+), mindfulMaterials and Carbon Leadership Forum. She has served on governmental task forces to help develop public and corporate policies for sustainability and volunteers in various industry initiatives such as past tenure on the AIA’s 2030 Commitment working group.
Learning Objectives (1 LU)
- Create systems and processes to centralize and standardize the approach to building product assessment, selection, and compliance within your firm
- Understand new ways to leverage the power of "crowdsourcing" to reduce the burden on research overall, internally within your company or publicly, sharing information across the industry
- Learn how (for owners) how to streamline and manage internal standards and onboard firms more easily and for design firms - how to add value for your clients through efficiency and cost reduction
- Determine how to best capture and manage product, cost and performance data across your entire portfolio easily, so you can apply analytics for continuous improvement