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GBRI ESG Workshop : New York City

Integrating ESG, Occupant Wellness, and Safety in Building Practices
Embark on an impactful journey with GBRI’s 1-day interactive ESG Workshop in the vibrant city of New York.
Climate Change Action Workshop - New York City
Climate change and sustainability are critical global challenges that require collective action and informed decision-making. GBRI is proud to present a series of immersive workshops designed to deepen your understanding, inspire meaningful engagement, and equip you with the knowledge and skills to drive positive change. Our first workshop, the Climate Change Action Workshop, draws inspiration from GBRI’s acclaimed “Climate Change Ambassador Program.” Building on the momentum of the Climate Change Action Workshop, our second workshop, the ESG Workshop, focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations in sustainable practices.

What is the ESG Workshop about?

GBRI’s 1-day interactive ESG Workshop is designed for students and professionals ready to deepen their understanding of ESG. This hands-on workshop builds upon the knowledge gained in our Climate Change workshop and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to integrate ESG principles, occupant wellness strategies, safety practices, and green building standards into their projects. By attending both workshops, participants will gain a holistic understanding of how ESG principles intersect with climate change, occupant well-being, safety, and green buildings in the built environment.

Throughout this training, participants will delve deeper into ESG frameworks and standards, explore critical aspects of health and safety, and learn how to implement robust safety practices while integrating green building principles aligned with LEED. The program emphasizes the importance of creating sustainable, healthy, safe, and environmentally responsible building environments that prioritize the well-being of occupants while aligning with ESG and green building objectives.

By attending both the Climate Change Workshop and the ESG Workshop, participants will benefit from a comprehensive learning experience that bridges the gap between climate action and sustainable building practices. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a certified ESG professional, equipped to navigate the intersections of sustainability, occupant well-being, safety, and green buildings in the built environment.”

Date – Aug 18th 2023 | Midtown Manhattan, NY | 8 Hours with a 45 minute break for lunch.

Workshop Outline

Will the workshop fulfill credential maintenance for AIA, LEED and WELL professionals?

Absolutely! By attending this workshop, participants will also earn 8 Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the credential maintenance of their LEED, AIA, or WELL credentials, demonstrating their commitment to professional development and staying up-to-date with industry standards. This workshop is strategically scheduled for a Friday, allowing out-of-state and international participants to attend our Thursday workshop on Climate Change if they choose, thereby earning an additional 8 CE hours towards their LEED, AIA, or WELL credential maintenance. Participants of both workshops will also receive complimentary 1 year access to GBRI’s library of self-paced courses and articles including LEED and WELL specific courses specifically designed to fulfill LEED and WELL specific CE requirements ($249 value). This means that by attending GBRI’s sustainability workshops, participants can conveniently fulfill all their CE hour requirements in one place, saving time and effort in searching for individual courses.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants will earn a socially shareable and verifiable certificate, along with the esteemed GBRI Certified ESG Professional badge, to showcase their commitment to driving positive change and inspire others to join the movement.
Join us for the GBRI Certified ESG Professional Training and become a leader in creating sustainable, healthy, safe, and green buildings that prioritize ESG, occupant wellness, safety, and environmental responsibility. Gain the expertise to drive positive change in the built environment, align with LEED principles, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Instructor Profiles

Guided by our passionate facilitators, Paulina Marinkovic and Jeslin Varghese, you will embark on a comprehensive journey exploring the science of climate change, its societal impacts and devising solutions from both individual and collective perspectives.

Extend your stay and enjoy a weekend in the vibrant city of New York!

This workshop is strategically scheduled for a Friday, allowing out-of-state and international participants to attend our Thursday workshop on Climate Change if they choose. Furthermore, this timing provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to extend their stay and enjoy a weekend in the vibrant city of New York. Explore the city’s iconic landmarks, museums, and cultural attractions, and make sure to visit LEED and WELL certified buildings to experience sustainable design in action. Whether it’s marveling at the energy-efficient features of a LEED certified skyscraper or immersing yourself in the wellness-focused environment of a WELL certified space, you’ll discover how sustainability intersects with the urban fabric of NYC. Plan your learning and leisure combo with GBRI’s Climate Change Action Workshop!

Workshop Tuition

Climate Change Workshop

$ 399
  • Live workshop and 1 year on-demand access to GBRI CE Library

ESG Workshop

$ 499
  • Live workshop and 1 year on-demand access to GBRI CE Library

Combined Workshops

$ 699
Save $200
  • Live workshop and 1 year on-demand access to GBRI CE Library

Accommodation & Flights to NYC

New York City offers a wide range of accommodation options and is well connected via the MTA subway and bus system. Participants can choose to book a hotel or an Airbnb in any of the boroughs. For planning purposes, please use Midtown Manhattan as the venue for the workshop. Given the popularity of New York City, accommodations can fill up quickly. We encourage participants to book their flights and accommodation well in advance to ensure they secure their preferred lodging. Please plan your travel accordingly.

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International Sustainability Program Tuition

Sustainability Scholar

$ 699
  • Scholarships available
Track 1

Sustainability Ambassador

$ 999
  • Completion of Track 1 Required
Track 2
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Jeslin Varghese, Director of Sustainability, GBRI

Jeslin Varghese is Director of Sustainability at GBRI and Project Controls in the program controls division of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Construction & Development (MTACD), overseeing multiple mega-projects in New York City with a combined value of $50bn.

Mr. Varghese has over 17 years of professional experience in sustainability and project controls. His experience spans planning, problem solving, strategy development, risk assessment, CPM scheduling, performance monitoring, building & managing teams, and project management.

An avid believer in sustainability and social equity, Jeslin brings enormous talent and engineering experience from the many green residential and commercial building projects he has worked on both in the US and overseas.

Paulina Marinkovic, Strategic Consultant & Climate Change Project Manager

Paulina Marinkovic´ is a strategic consultant in the environmental and communications industry.

She has over 13 years of experience working in the sustainability and climate change fields. She’s currently a consultant with clients located worldwide throughout English, Spanish and French speaking countries. Her previous experience includes Startups, corporate, and working for half a decade at Consolidated Edison, the largest investor-owned energy company in the USA. She’s a graduate from Harvard University with a degree in Environmental Management, a Masters in Science from Columbia University in Sustainability Management, a degree in journalism, an Executive MBA and LEED AP O&M credentials. Paulina has a passion for conservation, restoration, sustainability, social impact, and all things Earth! Her interdisciplinary background combines Earth sciences and communications expertise to effectively convey strategies and messages encompassing all things sustainability.

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