As the commercial real estate environment changes, tenants and the overall market are demanding sustainable initiatives in properties. With buildings generating 35% of all greenhouse gases – and 80% of all water consumption taking place in and around buildings – architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and managers need to understand opportunities to drive green building initiatives.

Join us for part one of this 2-part webinar series brought to you by Kimberly-Clark Professional* on how to make your properties more sustainable. Through this engaging session, you will learn about current green building trends, drivers and benefits to assist in your green building journey and a new product to give your building an edge. Also, hear from the sustainability expert at Kimberly-Clark Professional* as she discusses the journey of the Roswell, Georgia headquarters obtaining LEED Platinum Certification.

The Roswell headquarters acquired its first LEED certification in 2010, earned the BOMA 360 Performance Program designation in 2013 and became the third LEED Platinum building in the state in 2014. Hear about the dedicated efforts to become a LEED Platinum building from utilizing 100 percent of all irrigation water sourced from collected storm water to approximately 76 percent of all construction waste being diverted from the landfill and many other initiatives.

Join in the discussion to understand how all of your sustainability initiatives can add up to a green building, which can set you apart from your competition and support tenant demand in our increasingly resource-constrained world.

Seminar Objectives
  • Learn about current green building trends, drivers and benefits to assist in your green building journey.
  • Through a case study, learn about innovative diversion strategies that can reduce your waste stream.
  • Discover the steps that are taken to receive a LEED Platinum certification and how your facility can create an action plan.
  • Discover new towel and bathroom tissue products made with natural, non-tree fibers that can give your building a sustainable edge.
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
January 13, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Building a Sustainability Journey - Part 1

Iris V. Schumacher, Ph.D.
North America Sustainability Marketing Leader, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Kimberly-Clark Corporation 

Dr. Iris Schumacher is the Sustainability Marketing Leader for North America for Kimberly-Clark Professional*. Her major platform, Beyond Forests*, introduced the world to innovative non-tree fiber sources for bathroom tissue and towel products. These sources, like wheat straw and bamboo fibers, provide a sustainable alternative to wood fiber and do not compromise product quality. The Beyond Forests Kleenex® and Scott® Brand line of products make Kimberly-Clark Professional the first major towel and tissue manufacturer to bring this sustainability innovation to the market. This program supports Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s global commitment to transition at least 50% of wood fiber to alternative fiber sources by 2025.

Iris is incredibly passionate about the overall advancement of sustainability and excited about the leadership position and the direction Kimberly-Clark Professional is driving. Iris has technical expertise in biomaterials, biopolymers, and biodegradable materials. She has a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering specializing in drug delivery systems and a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering specializing in medical plastics from the University of Florida. Iris started with Kimberly-Clark Corporation as an engineering intern in 2000. She has held various roles in R&D, technology development, and product development. Iris has cross-functional business experience in sales, B2C and B2B marketing, and CRM. 



Charlotte Ciccone (Conroy), MBA
North America Office Building Segment Marketing Leader, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Kimberly-Clark Corporation 

Charlotte Ciccone is currently the Office Building/Commercial Real Estate Segment Marketing Leader for Kimberly-Clark Professional. In this strategic role, Charlotte is responsible for the development of targeted marketing programs, branding, and messaging which drive thought leadership within the industry highlighting how Kimberly-Clark Professional is dedicated to creating Exceptional Workplaces* that are healthier, safer, and more productive. With two of the most recognized and respected brands in the world; KLEENEX® Brand and SCOTT® Brand, Charlotte helps integrate industry and customer insights with sustainability delivered product solutions to offer building managers opportunities to enhance building’s image, elevate user experiences, increase efficiencies to reduce cost and waste, and elevate hygiene.

Along with six years of professional marketing experience in B2C and B2B environments, Charlotte has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Marketing with a minor in Communications from Albright College (Reading, PA). She also has her MBA from Saint Joseph’s University, Haub School of Business (Philadelphia, PA) with a concentration in Marketing. As a former collegiate athlete with cross-functional business experience in B2C and B2B marketing and sales, Charlotte leads one of Kimberly-Clark Professional’s largest Health and Wellness verticals in North America with passion and a mission to continuously improve.

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BOMI International
Continuing Professional Development Credit: 1.00
CMCP: 1.00
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Non-Member Price:$0.00