When: Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 AM CST
Where: Town and Country Club, 300 N Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55104
Cost: $30 Fresh Energy members/Government employees/Students, $45 General admission
*Registration will remain open as long as tickets are available.*
Fresh Energy believes that high-performance, super-efficient buildings are a central feature of ensuring a healthy future for all Minnesotans. Residents benefit from good indoor air quality and low energy bills, and communities can embrace better buildings to attract economic growth and advance carbon reduction goals. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is proving that it is possible, affordable – and beneficial to low income Minnesotans — to build new homes that are far more efficient than is required by our current energy code. Rocky Mountain Institute is identifying state-of-the art strategies to improve existing housing and bringing solutions to scale across the country. Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Susan Haigh of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Jacob Corvidae of Rocky Mountain Institute as we discuss communities of the future, new and improved buildings, and the opportunities that are within reach right now.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
SUSAN HAIGH has led Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as president and CEO since 2005- one of the most successful Habitat affiliates in the United States serving the entire seven county Twin Cities region. Susan was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton as the Chair of the Metropolitan Council from 2011-2015. She currently serves on the Itasca Project and the Minnesota Advisory Board for The Trust for Public Land. Previously, Susan served ten years as a Ramsey County Commissioner and twelve years as Chief Deputy Ramsey County Attorney.
JACOB CORVIDAE is a manager in buildings practice at Rocky Mountain Institute where he works on local, national and global projects to transform homes and schools. He’s worked in sustainable community development for eighteen years with a focus on sustainability innovation, program design, community-based solutions, and collaboration building. Previously, Jacob was the Executive Director of EcoWorks in Detroit, Michigan, an organization that leads efforts in energy and water solutions and was the Co-Founder and President of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office.