USGBC's Big South Region: Reopening Strategies - Series 3 An Integrated Approach to Workplace Re-Entry

July 29, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Online Webinar

This is a USGBC national event.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, many major metropolitan areas across the U.S. have begun to reopen businesses, buildings and construction sites, giving us a first look at what the ‘new normal’ might be for the building industry. While the situation is evolving day by day, leaders from the USGBC community have been putting in place policies and implementing new practices to ensure safe re-entry and safe working conditions for their tenants, clients and project teams. Join us on July 29th for a moderated panel with experts in workplace design, construction, facility management and property development to discuss real-time conditions they are seeing in their buildings, projects and client meetings.

Our panel will share what they see as the current challenges for their clients and their staff across multiple jurisdictions, each with different reopening plans and local requirements. We will explore pandemic’s short- and long-term effect on energy use and sustainability planning. Property owners and managers will share what they’re hearing from tenants and discuss the cost of added technologies, cleaning supplies, PPE equipment, on-site staff screening, and energy use related to IEQ management.

Panelists with address how their companies are working to ensure employee health and safe transportation to and from work. Moderated Q & A to follow.


  • Adam Cook - JLL
  • Ben Myers - Boston Properties
  • Fernando Arias - Clark Construction
  • Kay Sargent - HOK



Big South Presents: Healthy Re-Entry Education Series

This event is part of the USGBC Big South region’s Healthy Re-Entry education series. This series was created to support facilities managers, owners, developers and other workplace design and construction professionals as they seek to plan and implement safe building re-entry strategies. Consisting of three separate events, the series provides both high-level overviews and deeper dives into USGBC’s new Safety First Pilot credits and Arc Re-Entry, and offers real world insight and best practices from experts who are currently part of the first wave of re-openings.

Session 1 – USGBC Carolinas Leadership Panel: Returning to Work Strategies | July 22 | Learn More

Session 2 – USGBC Georgia: Arc 101 and Workshop | July 28 | Learn More

Session 3 – This Event - USGBC Maryland, National Capital Region & Virginia: An Integrated Approach to Workplace Re-Entry | July 29 |