A Conversation with Michael Deane: Innovations in Sustainable Practices

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Industry pro Michael Deane and Urban Green's Ellen Honigstock sit down to discuss the wide spectrum of innovations that live at the intersection of sustainability and construction.

This conversation touches on ways to attain zero waste construction and how anyone involved in the process can contribute to eliminating waste.


After this session, participants will understand:

  • Several innovative ideas for reducing emissions from construction processes and supply chain.
  • The concept of a circular economy and how it applies to the construction industry.
  • Key differences between waste elimination by design and typical design practices.
  • Tools used to identify the carbon footprint of design and construction materials.


Michael Deane
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Turner Construction
Michael Deane is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Turner Construction Company, a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional, and a LEED Fellow. His responsibilities include developing and implementing sustainable policies and procedures for Turner’s national and international operations, green building training, operational oversight and sales.
Ellen Honigstock
Director of Education
Urban Green Council
Ellen oversees the development of Urban Green's Public Programs. She is also responsible for developing curriculum for Urban Green's signature programs, including GPRO (a national green building certificate program for Contractors, Building Managers/Operators and Trades) and Conquering the Energy Code (a training program for Architects and Engineers).

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