By adopting Smart Surfaces city wide Baltimore will cool its downtown 5 degrees, save $13 billion, slow climate change, protect its tourism industry and solve structural urban racial inequities. Globally, within 2 decades 300 million city dwellers will be exposed to heat waves that exceed human capacity to survive. Here is how we solve that.
Cities, Climate Change, Public health, Resilience Greg is Founder and CEO of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, comprising 40 organization committed to transforming urban surfaces to slow climate change, cool cities and address EJ issues. He served as Managing Director of Good Energies, a several billion-dollar global clean energy PE/VC fund investing in renewable energy and low carbon firms. Greg served for 5 years as the Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the US Department of Energy. He is a founder of both the American Council on Renewable Energy and the country’s first green bank. Greg received the first US Green Building Council Lifetime Achievement Award and is an honorary lifetime member of the AIA. He is the author of Greening our Built World; and has testified frequently on clean energy, finance and decarbonization issues. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx