Mighty Buildings Interview
with Jeremy Madsen
Can the housing crisis be addressed while also tackling global climate change? After all, California needs 3.5 million new homes by 2025 to meet demand and address affordability issues. But construction globally accounts for at least 11% of greenhouse gases, and 28% of greenhouse gases come from building energy use.
Sam Ruben, Chief Officer of Sustainability at Mighty Buildings, recently invited Build It Green’s new Executive Director, Jeremy Madsen, to discuss how to deal with the housing crisis in ways that also account for other major challenges facing our society. Sam talked to Jeremy about his career path, the building ecosystem, and Build It Green’s commitment to a regenerative development approach grounded in inclusivity, community engagement, and collaboration.
You’re really leaning into these ideas of resiliency and regeneration and going beyond just sustainability. As much as we discuss sustainability in our work at Mighty Buildings, I would much rather have people be fluent in regenerative and resilience because that is what matters.- Sam Ruben
BIG is reconceptualizing the building sector – it’s not a sector or industry – it’s an ecosystem. It involves those already in communities and touches on neighborhoods in a lot of different areas.- Jeremy Madsen