Materials Matter 4

Just Do It: Strategies for Projects

May 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Credit: 4.0 HSW/SD
5420 LBJ Freeway
Two Lincoln Center, Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75240

Brought to you by: Committee On The Environment

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Materials Matter is a five-session series delivering comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials.

Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the environment and human health, the tools and data available for assessing and prioritizing materials, and strategies for integrating informed decision-making into projects and practice. Speakers will reveal the perspectives of project team members and other partners connected with materials and share the learnings and approaches of successful projects. This series offers guidance on navigating the complex landscape of disclosures and transparency in order to assess and reduce the environmental and health impacts of products. Sessions will include presentations, panels, case studies, and activities. Participants will walk away from each session with action items for integrating the curriculum into their work.

Series Dates

All sessions: Tuesday’s, 1:00 pm – 5:30pm

February 6, 2018 – Healthy Planet: Materials + the Environment
March 6, 2018 – Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health
April 3, 2018 – Tools of the Trade: Assessment + Implementation
May 8, 2018 – Just Do It: Strategies for Projects
June 5, 2018 – Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practice

Session 4 - Just Do It: Strategies for Projects

Session 4, Just Do It: Strategies for Projects, presents frameworks for integrating knowledge of environmental and human health impacts from material substances into projects. It explores strategies at play when materials decisions are driven by clients, rating-systems, firms, and even individual initiative. Case studies share lessons learned from on the ground experiences, and speakers candidly discuss the different perspectives and motivators of project team members.


Will Weaver is a Senior Project Manager with JLL’s Project and Development Services group in the Carolinas region, and is the Sustainability Practice Lead for the South Region. Mr. Weaver is responsible for the project delivery of various projects such as interior build-outs, distribution facilities, as well as ground-up projects for JLL clients.  Currently with JLL, Mr. Weaver is responsible for project delivery related to sustainability and leadership, working with local and national accounts to execute projects needing sustainable business expertise.  In this capacity, Mr. Weaver consults with business leaders, universities, and city, county, state and federal policy makers on issues related to LEED certification, high-performance design, net zero building, and green building policies.  Mr. Weaver works with clients to define desired business results and then develops the sustainable strategies to achieve those results in order to enhance performance and improve overall asset value.  Currently, Mr. Weaver is leading the LEED EB certifications for eleven Bank of America projects and a LEED CI certification roll-out for Wells Fargo administrative facilities across the U.S.

Prior to joining the Project and Development Services group, Mr. Weaver was a member of JLL’s Bank of America Account team where he served as the Portfolio Sustainability Manager.  In this capacity, Mr. Weaver spearheaded the implementation of numerous energy, waste and water reduction projects throughout Bank of America’s real estate portfolio.  Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Weaver was the Director of Sustainability for the general construction firm Cox Schepp Construction.  He worked most notably on the LEED certifications of numerous core and shell projects for Bissell Development Company, and the LEED certification of multiple Aloft Hotels.  Before Cox Schepp, Mr. Weaver was a Sustainable Design Practice Area Leader for the architectural firm Gensler. Mr. Weaver has an MBA in sustainable business with a concentration in green development from Marylhurst University, and a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Ball State University.  Mr. Weaver is a member of AIA, is NCARB certified, has a LEED BD+C and ID+C accreditation, is an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP), and is a Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP).