Part sustainability expert, part standup comedian, part inspirational speaker, Eric Corey Freed delights audiences with his humorous and insightful approach to how humans treat the environment. Freed is the Construction Keynote speaker presented by VRCA Wednesday, Feb. 13 at BUILDEX Vancouver.

The Keynote is followed by the VRCA Networking Reception. Join fellow industry professionals for a glass of wine or beer while enjoying the picturesque ocean and mountain backdrop of the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 parts per million (from 380 to 403), the population grew by one billion, global temperature increased by half a degree Celsius, and 25 percent more people moved into our cities. The world is rapidly changing and will be a very different place by 2030.

Offering his unique perspective as an award-winning architect and deep green thought leader, Freed will explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and construction, connecting the dots to provide a glimpse into how you can better the world and your business at the same time. You’ll learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building and construction space.

VRCA Construction Keynote and Networking Reception at BUILDEX Vancouver
February 13
Keynote 3 – 4 p.m. | Reception 4 – 5 p.m.
Vancouver Convention Centre West, Room 223/224
Early Bird – $40; Regular – $50
Early Bird Deadline: January 24

VRCA Member Exclusive: Receive 25 per cent off keynote ticket price, complimentary access to the networking reception and the tradeshow floor by using discount code VRCA25. To redeem, register online, select seminar W43 and provide code VRCA25 at checkout. For registration assistance, contact Gillian Wright at [email protected] or 604.730.2058.

Continuing Education Credits
AIBC 1 Core LU • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized • BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 HSW-Sustainability Hour IDCEC Approved

About Eric Corey Freed
Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker. As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn’t know were holding them back. He was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design.

His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities.

Eric is the author of 11 books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.” In 2012, he was named one of the 25 “Best Green Architecture Firms” in the U.S., and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.” In 2017, he was named one of Build’s American Architecture Top 25. He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Proudly supported by platinum sponsor VRCA, BUILDEX Vancouver is the nexus for the holistic building industry. Taking place Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14, more than 14,000 Architecture & Design, Construction, and Property Management professionals gather for two action-packed days of networking and learning. The 2019 conference was built upon Shaping the Future and tackles matter impacting the current and future state of the building industry. The full conference program can be found online at