HMC Architects’ Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow will be leading a series of discussions at the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) second equity summit as a “Keeper of the Heart” on October 7 and 8.

In May, USGBC launched the inaugural equity summit as the first step in their year-long tour focused on listening to and leaning from the voices of its members and stakeholders. Led by Keepers of the Heart, the summit will explore how sustainable, healthy, and resilient buildings, neighborhoods and cities can create thriving, just and equitable communities. These Keepers of the Heart are a core group of individuals who have historically championed USGBC’s work in equity and will lead conversations and hold USGBC to high standards as they develop and implement an equity road map focused on governance, structures and systems, affordability and economic empowerment, and equitable access.

Hosey joined HMC as Chief Impact Officer, a first for both the firm and the design industry. In his role, he leads strategies to improve the impact of the firm’s work with a focus on sustainability, communications, research, and thought leadership, helping build the firm’s national reputation as a leader in design, innovation, and delivery. A champion for more sustainable design strategies, Hosey is a highly regarded architect whose work explores all of the ways to improve the impact of design and the community it serves.

The USGBC’s mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. To learn more or to register for this virtual event, visit the USGBC website.