International Living Futures Institute's Net Positive Conference

The International Living Futures Institute hosted a Net Positive conference in San Francisco. The meeting was primarily attended by forward thinking architects, designers, builders, and city planners. The International Living Futures Institute sponsors the The Living Building ChallengeTM. This challenge pushes builders to go beyond LEED platinum in designing buildings. Two of the “petals” or criteria for Living Building Certification are Net Positive Energy and Net Positive Water. Read more.


Silicon Valley Energy Summit (SVES)

Stanford University’s Precourt Energy efficiency Center is partnering with Sustainable Silicon Valley to produce Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015. Join leaders from across a wide spectrum at this vibrant event featuring dynamic Speakers, engage in facilitated Conversations for Action on targeted topics, and explore innovative solutions at the Expo. SVES 2015 offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond who are connected to sustainable energy. Read more.

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Current: SAP

Changing Minds Through an Integrative Approach

At Sustainable Silicon Valley’s annual summit, WEST 2014: Net Positive Call to Action, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Strategies at SAP, Thomas Odenwald, spearheaded a Conversation for Action titled “Data & Metrics”. Thomas used the announcement of SSV’s new initiative, Net Positive Bay Area, with the goal of making the Bay Area a net positive region by 2050, as a launch pad for the discussion. Read more.

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  • Educational forums on a wide range of environmental and energy topics
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