A sustainable built environment extends far beyond the four walls of a building. Mahesh Ramanujan, incoming USGBC CEO, will highlight what’s next for USGBC and how we are working to make all aspects of the building process – from site selection to occupant health -essential components. As the industry evolves and the market grows, creating new ways to share data and increase transparency in cities, communities and neighborhoods at the local and global levels becomes increasingly important. Mahesh will be joined onstage by innovative architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, a multi-cultural, multi-talented team of architects, designers, builders and thinkers who deliver stunning projects that are as technically innovative as they are cost- and resource-conscious. We’re excited to welcome Bjarke to the closing plenary stage to give us his take on how we need to change our world view so we can create a world more responsive to our contemporary lives.