HMC Architects’ Vice President of Sustainability Eric Carbonnier, PhD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is presenting at Building Design + Construction Magazine’s “Accelerate Live!” Conference on May 10, 2018 at Venue Six10 in Chicago.

This high-energy, fast-paced innovation forum and networking event features 22 talks from business and tech leaders from the nation’s largest AEC firms—the Giants. AEC visionaries get 15 minutes and up to 10 slides to present a radical idea, solution, project, or innovation related to the future of the AEC industry or the changing built environment.

Carbonnier’s talk focuses on:

“Regenerative Design: When Sustainability is Not Enough”

A fundamental shift is occurring from the old guard of sustainability to the new one of regenerative design. Whereas sustainable development attempts to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations, regenerative development seeks to rejuvenate the environment and the people who live within its ecosystem. In this session, we’ll discuss how the goal of regenerative design is not simply to take less from nature, but to inspirit the environment around us. This starts by understanding our limitations, and embracing the unknown. While the theory of regenerative design is—to some degree—may be unattainable, it is this “unknown” that inspires us to push the limits of what we know.

Time: 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Date: May 10, 2018

Place: Venue Six10 – 610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL