Location & dates Virtual 4 - 5 Nov 2020
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EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

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Ted Hyman
ZGF Architects, USA

The evolution of the sustainably built environment: Driving the market for better buildings


How can we turbocharge the evolution of the sustainable built environment and not just iterate, but truly innovate? In the wake of the global pandemic, there are now two climate crises at hand: the international economic downturn and the ever-worsening plight of our Earth. The built environment is big business but it is also one of the largest sources of that deleterious element, operational and embodied carbon—how do we leverage one to improve the other? This presentation will explore how we can tackle the climate crises of today and tomorrow by rethinking the approaches of the past and addressing the true challenge for us as architects, builders, and politicians within the next decade: how do we drive the marketplace for a sustainable built environment.


Since joining ZGF in 1989, Ted Hyman has taken responsibility for many of the firm’s most challenging and technologically complex projects, encompassing a broad range of academic and research facilities, hospitals, courthouses, and other civic buildings nationally. He has played a key role in guiding the development of the firm, and in January 2014, he was named Managing Partner and now oversees the firm’s strategic and overall performance. As a LEED AP®, he has a particular focus on sustainability and building performance, and played a key role in the design of a number of the greenest buildings in the United States, including the J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla, which has achieved LEED Platinum® and was designed as the first net-zero energy biological laboratory in the world and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Headquarters, also LEED Platinum® and net-zero energy and the new California Air Resources Board headquarters the first net positive research campus’ in the United States. He continues to share his strategies and approach to creating innovative solutions with the professional community at national and international conferences and remains involved in various committees with the American Institute of Architects. In 2016, Ted was one of a handful of U.S. architects invited to participate in a historic forum in China to address China’s commitment to signing the Paris Agreement and establishing Zero-Net Carbon (ZNC) as a necessary and achievable goal for buildings and developments.