From LEED’s Arc Tool to Master Planning Sustainable Communities – Gautami Palanki

Gautami Palanki, currently serves as VP, Sustainability at The Howard Hughes Corporation, where she leads sustainability strategy, advancing their commitment to innovative placemaking, design excellence, and operational high performance. For more than a decade, Gautami worked in both private and non-profit environments, where she led architectural design projects, technology implementation, deploying global sustainability standards and technical programs. Passionate about community-based climate action, Gautami has given keynote talks and led workshops for audiences in more than 20 countries and serves on the boards of mission-driven organizations. Gautami holds a B. Arch from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and M.S. in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Licensed Architect and LEED Fellow.

Show Highlights

  • The intersection of science and art in architecture.
  • Bioclimatic design and vernacular in architecture. 
  • Apply LEED and LEED For Cities in new, advanced and creative ways.
  • Accelerate the path of architectural design in green building design and certification. 
  • How can architecture ‘look forward’ using data and technology?
  • Arc platform and why all buildings should use it. 
  • Howard Hughes’ work in creating ecosystems with master-planned communities.
  • Taking problem/solution driven toolsets and applying them towards ESG principles.

“I’m really proud of the fact that I have a tribe of people like you and everyone who’s listening on the call, whom I can rely on and exchange very candid notes and say ‘Hey, challenge here. What did you do in a similar situation?’ For any green building professional having that network, of a very transparent conversation, is key. I’m very glad to have that peer group.”

– Gautami Palanki

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