An image of two skyscraper apartment buildings festooned with greenery. Superimposed on that image is the logo for the San Diego Green Building Council, an image of the panel speakers for the 8th annual San Diego Green Building Conference & Expo, and the words " A Sustainable Future".
The panel speakers for the 8th annual San Diego Green Building Conference & Expo

Citadel EHS Principal of ESG & Sustainability, Ravi Bajaj, attended and spoke at the 8th annual San Diego Green Building Conference & Expo on Friday, October 21st, 2022. SDGBCE22 is the sustainability industry’s premier conference in San Diego and a must for all industry professionals, leaders and organizations in our industry. The day long collaborative event included a dozen educational sessions, an expo hall, and engaging networking opportunities.

Our session, titled ” ES(H)G: Incorporating Health and Humanity Into an ESG Strategy for Buildings and Organizations” was presented by a panel of experts in the built environment including; Ravi Bajaj Principal of Sustainability & ESG of Citadel EHS, Jamie Nack President of Three Squares Inc., Jennifer Bertholet-Jelovic the founder and CEO of ASAP, Marika Erdely CEO of Green EconoME, and Keely Felton the Vice President of Nova Energy Group. With an ESG, WELL, Sustainability, Energy, and Building Sciences collaborative team the panel addressed best practices in health and wellness and resource conservation for the built environment from the building scale to portfolio scale. Today’s focus on ESG and climate resilience brings a new imperative for organizations to address issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, and climate risks. While these resilience strategies build a better future, it’s time to also reflect on the missing “H”, Health and Humanity. The session shared strategies, solutions and case studies that explore core principles of continuous improvement and ESG metrics as they relate to energy, water, and indoor environmental quality; and expanded our conversation into incorporating health and wellbeing from organizational goals down to building programs. (session info can be found here:

Citadel works hand in hand with building owners, managers, and industry leading consulting teams to support ESG compliance with green building standards, including sustainability and well-being requirements for the built environment. We provide technical assessments and site performance testing to help organizations comply with each standard in addition to requirements for industry rating systems. Citadel is also excited to have been a part of the equity sponsorship for the event, allowing students and mentees in San Diego to attend the conference and join the dialogue about a truly sustainable built environment, and be a part of the SDGBC community!

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