Chairman’s Blog May/June 2022

Hello ESUS Community Members,

Hope you have been participating in our 2022 Q1 and Q2 Circular Economy webinars. We have had some dynamic speakers with very informative presentations. Don’t worry if you missed the webinars, the recordings are posted on the ESUS website look under the Events tab for All Past Events and you will find the recording links.

Save the dates for our Q3 and Q4 webinars:

  • August 10th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

ESUS Q3 Webinar: Embodied Carbon – What You Need to Know

Speaker: Charlie Cichetti, LEED Consultant and Trainer

Hear from our green (and healthy) building experts about the shift from operating carbon (building efficiency) to embodied carbon (supply chain and materials). By 2035, experts predict that the biggest energy/carbon demand will come from embodied carbon, as our buildings continue to become greener & more efficient. While we still have work to do on both fronts, join us to learn where mandates are popping up and how you can navigate this evolution in green buildings. We will also highlight tools to track all of this information

  • November 9th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

ESUS Q4 Webinar: Destination Circular Economy

Develop an understanding of Circular Economy (CE) and how it is succeeding in the built environment with specific examples. Learn ways to introduce the CE thought process into your organization. Understand what are some of the future endeavors in the circular economy evolution and the opportunities to participate.

We have added some New Webinars to our 2022 schedule:

  • July 27, 1:00 PM ET – Alexa Stone hosts “Free tools from EPA / DOE”
  • October 19, 1:00 PM ET – Holley Henderson hosts “Chemistry 101 for Building Managers”

 I am proud to announce that our community is growing, we now have 310 members. Our membership has increased by 65% since July 1, 2021.  Our new fiscal year starts July 1, 2022, can we increase our membership by 100% by July 2023? With your help and assistance, we can.

Interested in Sponsoring future ESUS programs and events, email us at for more information.

ESUS is continuing to seek volunteers. Join one of our ESUS Committees:

  • Membership, Outreach & Partnership
  • Newsletter
  • Programs
  • Publications
  • Public Relations

Email us at to sign-up.

Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability is one of IFMA’s  11 core competencies, and our community members have a plethora of knowledge, resources and experience to guide us with our endeavors. Do you have something to contribute, please reach out and tell us about your accomplishments, so we can share your successes.

ESUS also wants to know if you have topics of interest you want to learn more about, we would be happy to explore the topic and add it to our agenda.

ESUS is our community and we want to provide the tools and content to make us all successful in achieving our ESG and Sustainability goals. Do not hesitate to contact ESUS at, we would love to hear from you.

DON’T forget to save the dates:
for ESUS’ upcoming webinars.

  • July 27th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • August 10th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • October 19th, 1:00 PM Eastern Standard
  • November 9th at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


Looking forward to seeing everyone at World Workplace 2022 in Nashville.

Sustainably Yours,
Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP