BuildingAction Web Events

BuildingAction is organizing a series of free web events to raise awareness of pressing issues that impact the sustainability of the built environment.


Join with our growing network of the creators and users of buildings to learn how we can make sure  sustainable buildings are on the policy agenda. 

Previous Webinars

Recovery and Rebuilding: A Blueprint

for Sustainable Building Policy

January 15, 2021

As the country grapples with multiple crises involving the pandemic, joblessness and climate, all eyes are on the incoming administration and Congress to see how they will respond. Are bipartisan policies that put people back to work building and retrofitting buildings to make them healthier and more sustainable part of the answer?

Join BuildingAction for this high-powered and timely discussion about how transforming America’s buildings can play a major role in the country’s recovery.

Schools in a Post-COVID World:

Challenges and Opportunities for Congress

October 20, 2020

With millions of students starting the semester at home, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to make sure that school buildings are healthy and safe. At a time when thousands of school facilities are in desperate need of repair and revitalization, pressure is growing on Congress to take action.

Join BuildingAction and the International Well Building Institute a discussion with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), sponsor of the Rebuild America's Schools Act, and leaders in sustainable schools about the opportunities and roadblocks ahead for legislation to make America’s schools healthy and more sustainable.



August 12, 2020

Where do the 2020 candidates stand on proposals to spur the construction and operation of better buildings? How can the building community make sure its voice is heard at the highest levels of government?

Join us for a timely and critical conversation with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) for the first of two events with representatives of the two presumptive major party candidates.

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Transforming America's Buildings to Drive the Recovery

April 20, 2020

Buildings that save energy and keep people healthy are not only good for the environment - they create jobs and strengthen manufacturing.

As the world confronts the triple challenges of a pandemic, an economic crisis and a rapidly changing environment, the building sector can play a leading role in driving the recovery through better buildings.

Transforming America's Buildings brought together building sector leaders with representatives from the business and workforce communities to share the latest policy ideas to make our buildings healthier and more sustainable.

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Sustainable Buildings for All

May 18, 2020

Challenges like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. The costs of energy and water consumption hit lower income Americans the hardest. Disadvantaged communities have fewer defenses against natural hazards like hurricanes and flooding  And the pandemic has taken the greatest toll on vulnerable families.


How do we ensure that all Americans benefit from healthy and sustainable buildings? Hear from some of the leading experts in sustainable equity and advocates for ensuring that all Americans have access to better buildings.


BuildingAction COVID-19 Building Recovery & Relief Webinar

April 2, 2020


BuildingAction held a webinar April 2 to explore policy ideas to help ensure a healthy built environment, both as an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to spur long-term economic recovery.

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