Speaker: Dagmar Epsten
Affiliation: Epsten Group, Atlanta, GA
Title: Founder, President and CEO
About Dagmar Epsten:
Dagmar B. Epsten, FAIA, LEED Fellow, CxA, is the founder and president of Epsten Group, an architectural and engineering firm providing services for high-performance buildings since 1991 and headquartered in Atlanta. As the first LEED Fellow in Georgia, Ms. Epsten is a nationally and internationally recognized pioneer in sustainable design and in services that optimize building performance. Ms. Epsten is also a registered architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), a registered interior designer, a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), a Certified Construction Specifier and a LEED-Accredited Professional with five specialties, including LEED for Neighborhood Development.
Track: Leaders & Visionaries
Topic: The Financial Impact of Sustainability: Current and Future Trends
Description: Looking ahead, how will we define financial “bottom line”? Return on Investment. such as savings in operations & maintenance and financial advantages related to the building’s capital investment. People-related benefits, such as organizational reputation, occupant productivity and recruitment, and environmental benefits that panelists have experienced first-hand. What’s next: Open dialogue correlates high-performance innovation with a triple bottom line and open their minds to a quadruple bottom line (with the fourth linked to a future-oriented, long-term approach that includes innovation).