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PowerPoint presentations and related resources from VSBN events are available in this section. Events are grouped by year; click an event icon from the list below to jump to that section.
 
Other VSBN resources available online include
2012   |   2011   |   2010   |   2009   |   2008
2007   |   2006   |   2005   |   2004   |   2001
2012 Events
 

VSBN's 17th Annual Meeting:
Highlighting Sustainable Community Initiatives
June 28, 2012

 
 
VSBN's 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities Conference:
February 29, 2012

 
2011 Events
 

VSBN 16th Annual Meeting:
Living City Block
June 29, 2011

 
  Green Building Outlook
Fifth Annual State of High Performance Schools in Virginia Conference
May 24, 2011

 
2010 Events
 

VSBN's 15th Annual Meeting:
Powering Our Buildings
with Clean Energy
June 29, 2010

 
  Governor's Conference on Energy
The Governor's Conference
on Energy
October 12-14, 2010


Green Building Outlook
Green Building Outlook
April 15, 2010

 
2009 Events
 
4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference
 
  VSBN 14th Annual Meeting:
Corporate Sustainability

 

Washington Metro Green Job Fair, February 2009
 
2008 Events
 
Commonwealth of Virginia
Energy & Sustainability Conference
 
  VSBN 13th Annual Meeting:
One Planet Living
 
Third Annual State of High Performance Schools in Virginia
 
  The Carbon Trading-Green Building Connection
 

Greening Virginia's K-12 Schools: Case Study
of Current Initiatives
 
2007 Events
 

The Second Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference
 
 
VSBN's 12th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting: Moving Toward Carbon Neutral Buildings
 

Green Building Benefits
in the Commercial Marketplace
 
2005 and 2006 Events
 

2006 Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO
 
 
Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges
 

VSBN's 11th Annual Meeting: Global Change, Local Solutions
 
 
High Performance Schools:
A Regional and International Perspective
 

VSBN Presentation on the Energy Policy Act of 2005
 
 
Virginia's Sustainable Future Summit 3
 
2001–2004 Events
 
Greening the Hospitality Industry
 
  Virginia's Sustainable Future Summit 2
 
VSBN's 17th Annual Meeting
VSBN's 17th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, "Highlighting Sustainable Community Initiatives," was held June 28, 2012 at Ducard Vineyard in Madison County, Virginia. Mary Paul Smith Jespersen, Senior Commercial Advisor, from the Royal Danish Embassy spoke about their energy self-sufficient island.
Click here to view the 2012 Conference page, which includes a slide show of photos from the event.
View Awards Press Release:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
View 2012–13 VSBN Board:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
Virginia Sustainable Building Network 2012
2012 Annual Green Innovation Awards
The Story Behind Samsø Island
Mary Paul Smith Jespersen, Senior Commercial Advisor, Trade Council, Royal Danish Embassy
State Policy: Capacity, Activities and Challenges
Piedmont Environmental Council
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New River Valley Livability Initiative
Carol Davis, Community Outreach Facilitator for the New River Valley Planning District Commission
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Networking Sustainability Groups in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Charles Hendricks, AIA, CSI, CDT, CAPS, LEED AP, The Gaines Group, Architecture and Design
Dr. Jeffrey Tang, Dept. of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT), James Madison University
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Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 17th Anniversary Celebration
and Annual Meeting!

Thanks to our Auction Donors for VSBN's 17th Anniversary Celebration
and Annual Meeting!

5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities Conference
VSBN's 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held February 29, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Highlights included
  • Lunch Speaker Senator John Warner, Senior Advisor, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate;
  • The STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) Program for Universities;
  • University and Community Sustainability Initiatives;
  • Green Policies and Operations.
Presentations from this full-day event are available below. Click here for the event agenda.
Resources and Support for Greening Your Campus
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Innovating with Sustainability at George Mason University
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JMU's Wayland Hall: A LEED Platinum Building Renovation
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GMU Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel: LEED Gold on Campus
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VCU's Solar Energy Initiatives: Large-Scale Solar on Campuses
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Virginia Tech's Sustainability Plan: Policy and Implementation
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GMU's Energy Management Program: Documented Energy Savings Target Sustainability Goals
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Energy Production with Large-Scale Solar: Developing and Operating Virginia’s Largest Solar PV Systems at EMU and W&L
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UVA ecoMod: Affordable Housing/Efficient Design
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Small Wind Training Center and Wind for Schools Program: JMU and Community Partners
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Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities Conference!

VSBN's 16th Annual Meeting
VSBN's 16th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, "Living City Block: Creating Resilient, Highly Efficient Cities One Block at a Time," was held June 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available below.
Click here to view the 2011 Conference page, which includes a slide show of photos from the event.
View Awards Press Release:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
View 2011–12 VSBN Board:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
Virginia Sustainable Building Network 2011
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2011 Annual Green Innovation Awards
View presentation (26 pages/1.2mb)
Living City Block: Building the Future One Block at a Time
Llewellyn Wells, President, Living City Block
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Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 16th Anniversary Celebration
and Annual Meeting!

The 2010 Governor's Conference on Energy
Governor Bob McDonnell hosted "Virginia: Energy Capital of the East Coast — The Governor's Conference on Energy" in Richmond on October 12–14, 2010. The Conference featured a comprehensive program covering every aspect of doing energy business in Virginia. Presentations and Video Clips from the event are now available.
VSBN's 15th Annual Meeting
VSBN's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, "Powering Our Buildings with Clean Energy," was held June 29, 2010 at the University of Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center in Richmond, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available below.

Features included
  • William Bockoven, Director of Government Sales, Bloom Energy Corporation: "Advanced Fuel Cell Technology for Clean, Reliable, and Affordable Power"
  • Matthew Hantzmon, Co-Founder and COO, HelioSage, LLC: "Photovoltaic Company Sells Clean Energy and Convenience"
  • Jonathan Miles, Ph.D., Professor, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University: "Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium Report on the Future of Offshore Wind Power"
  • William F. "Bill" Osl, Chairman, Cumberland County Board of Supervisors: "Central Virginia Green Poultry Energy Project Gets Underway"
  • Andrew Porter, P.E., NAVFAC MIDLANT, Public Works Department, Oceana Deputy Public Works Officer: "Innovative Geothermal Project at Dam Neck Annex ESPC"
  • Green Products and Services Exhibits;
  • Introduction of VSBN's 2011 Board of Directors; and
  • Presentation of the 6th Annual Virginia Green Innovation Awards.
View Awards Press Release:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
View 2010–11 VSBN Board:     PDF Format     MSWord Format
Click here to view the 2010 Conference page, which includes a slide show of photos from the event.
Virginia Sustainable Building Network 2010
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2010 Annual Green Innovation Awards
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Innovative Geothermal Project at Dam Neck Annex ESPC
Andrew Porter, P.E., NAVFAC MIDLANT, Public Works Department, Oceana Deputy Public Works Officer
View presentation (21 pages/1.0mb)
Bio-Energy in Cumberland County
William F. "Bill" Osl, Chairman, Cumberland County Board of Supervisors
View presentation (12 pages/2.7mb)

Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 15th Anniversary Celebration
and Annual Meeting!

Green Building Outlook: 2010 and Beyond
Green Building Outlook: 2010 and Beyond was held April 15, 2010 and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available below.
View presentation (19 pages/2.1mb)
The Business Argument for Green Building: Skanska & the Empire State Building
Elizabeth Heider, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Skanska
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A Local Case Study: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® — Building Our Home
Anne Gardner, Vice President of Business Specialties & Education, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
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4th Annual Greening Universities Conference
The 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held October 22, 2009, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Highlights included
  • updates of Climate Action Plans at Virginia universities and colleges;
  • best practices in Green design and campus operations;
  • how universities and community colleges are tackling Green curricula that lead to Green jobs;
  • a tour of the LEED Platinum Rice Center and other Green projects of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Presentations from this full-day event are available below.
Global Warming's Six Americas: A Climate Communication Tool for Virginia's Colleges and Universities
Karen Akerlof, M.S., Doctoral student, Communication Department, George Mason University
View presentation (45 pages/3.0mb)
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Overview
Sandra L. Morse, Aegis Environmental, Inc.
View presentation (28 pages/0.6)
Envisioning a Sustainable Campus: Lessons Learned from 25 Years in the Trenches
Walter Simpson, CEM, LEED AP, Energy Officer & Sustainability Director, retired, University at Buffalo, AASHE Senior Fellow
View presentation (102 pages/4.2mb)
FMD PPD 2020 Concept of Operations
View presentation (6 pages/0.1mb)
Getting to Sustainability: EMS Big Picture
Harry E. Gregori, Jr., President, Gregori Consulting LLC & Atlantic Sustainability Consortium
View presentation (16 pages/0.5mb)
Green Building at Virginia's Community Colleges
Sandra Leibowitz Earley, AIA, LEED AP, Sustainable Design Consulting
View presentation (23 pages/1.6mb)
Panel Discussion: Tools for Climate Action Plans
Facilitator: Bob Kerr, Pure Strategies, Inc., Atlantic Sustainability Consortium
View presentation (15 pages/0.1mb)
Radford University Energy Management Program
View presentation (31 pages/0.6mb)
Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences Education Building
View presentation (41 pages/4.5mb)
Sustainability Curricula at George Mason University
Sharon deMonsabert, Fellow for Sustainable Curricula
View presentation (31 pages/1.8mb)
The Post Occupancy Experience
Bryna Dunn, AICP, LEED AP+ BD+C, Vice President, Moseley Architects
View presentation (42 pages/2.4mb)
Sustainability and Environmental Management Systems at UVA
Jess Wenger, UVA Environmental Health & Safety
View presentation (38 pages/1.7mb)
Alternative Energy at New River Community College
New River Community College
View presentation (25 pages/3.0mb)
Getting Started With Sustainability Plans
Virginia Commonwealth University
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University of Richmond Heilman Dining Center Addition
Trey McDonald, LEED® AP, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Richmond and Charles Tilley, AIA, REFP, LEED® AP, BCWH Architects, Associate
View presentation (63 pages/5.0mb)
Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment & Sustainability Plan
Pepco Energy Services and Virginia Tech
View presentation (47 pages/1.1mb)

Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference!

One Planet Living: VSBN's Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Celebration
VSBN's 14th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, "Corporate Sustainability: The Business Community's Role in Advancing Climate Protection," was held June 25, 2009, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Features included Guest Speaker Thomas F. Schuler, Vice President and General Manager, Building Innovations, Dupont; a panel discussion on federal climate legislation, corporate sustainability, green building, and climate protection; Green Products and Services Exhibits; Introduction of VSBN's 2010 Board of Directors; and Presentation of the 5th Annual Virginia Green Innovation Awards.

Click here to view the 2009 Conference page, which includes a slide show of photos from the event.
View Green Innovations Awards Press Release
2009-10 VSBN Board

Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 14th Anniversary Celebration
and Annual Meeting!

Washington Metro Green Job Fair
The 2009 Washington Metro Green Job Fair was held February 27, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia at the Westin Arlington Gateway. Resources and presentations from this full-day event are available below.
How BPI Certification Helps Build a Green Collar Work Force
Larry Zarker, Building Performance Institute
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Analyzing the D.C. Greenroofing Market
Gregory Long, RLA, Capitol Greenroofs
View presentation (18 pages/1.1mb)
Promoting Accountability in Carbon Markets through GHG Management Training
Michael Gillenwater Dean, Greehouse Gas Management Institute
View presentation (14 pages/0.3mb)
Green Training for High Performance Construction
Green Advantage
View presentation (22 pages/0.5mb)
Green Business Best Practices
Amy K. Townsend, Ph.D, President, Sustainable Development International Corp.
View presentation (65 pages/3.0mb)
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Brown is the New Green
Jay Wilson, Esq., Geothermal Options LLC
View presentation (31 pages/1.5mb)
Eco-Coach, Inc.: Environmental Sustainability Consultancy
Anca Novacovici, President, Eco-Coach, Inc.
View presentation (6 pages/0.1mb)
National Association of the Remodeling Industry Green Education
Doug Horgan, CGP, CGR, GCP, Vice President, BOWA Builders, Inc.
View presentation (21 pages/0.6mb)
Association of Energy Engineers
View presentation (14 pages/0.5)
Greening Business: An Engine for Green Job Creation
Pamela S. Skarda, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SB NOW) and Anca Novacovici, President, Eco-Coach, Inc.
View presentation (26 pages/0.2mb)
20% by 2030: The Next Great Economic Driver for the U.S.
Jonathan Miles, U.S. Department of Energy, James Madison University, and Larry Flowers, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
View presentation (54 pages/3.0mb)
Solar Energy Industry
Peter Lowenthal, Group Director, 360jmg / Executive Director, MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industries Association
View presentation (20 pages/0.8mb)
What Is ASTRACOR?
Training and support services to residential construction workers.
View presentation (11 pages/0.2mb)
AtSite
A sustainable buildings company.
View presentation (10 pages/0.2mb)
COVES 2008
The 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference (COVES) was held September 17-19, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia. This event focused on "Meeting the Climate Change Challenge."

Click here to visit the COVES 2008 website for a photo gallery and presentations from the event.
Greening Virginia's K-12 Schools
In an effort to disseminate information about sustainability programs in Virginia's K-12 schools, VSBN has gathered information from a sampling of school districts and created a report that is available as a resource on our website. The 12 school districts represented in this survey are a small sampling of Virginia's 134 school districts, but they represent a cross-section of what is being done in Virginia to green its K-12 schools.

Greening Virginia's K-12 Schools: A Case Study of Current Initiatives is based on a survey conducted during the Summer of 2008; all responses to the survey are included. There are two forms of the survey: a spreadsheet that compares school districts as well as a written report that allows for more explanation.
Download Report (PDF)     Download Spreadsheet (Excel)
One Planet Living: VSBN's Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Celebration
VSBN's 13th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, "One Planet Living," was held June 25, 2008, at the University of Richmond Jepson Center. Features included Guest Speaker Greg Searle, Executive Director, BioRegional North America; Guest Speaker Daniel Slone, Attorney at Law, McGuire Woods; Tours of the University of Richmond LEEDT Projects; Green Products and Services Exhibits; Introduction of VSBN's 2009 Board of Directors; and Presentation of 4th Annual Virginia Green Innovation Awards.

Presentations from this full-day event are available below. Click here to view the 2008 Conference page, which includes a slide show of photos from the event.
2008 Annual Green Innovation Awards
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Virginia Sustainable Building Network 2008
View presentation (15 pages/1.3mb)
One Planet Communities Greg Searle, BioRegional
View presentation (67 pages/5.5mb)
One Planet Virginia Daniel K. Slone, McGuireWoods LLP
View presentation (37 pages/3.6mb)

Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's 13th Anniversary Celebration
and Annual Meeting!

Third Annual State of High Performance Schools in Virginia
VSBN's Third Annual State of High Performance Schools in Virginia was held May 8, 2008, in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia Alumni Association. Presentations from this full-day workshop on carbon trading and green building are available below. View event agenda.
High-Performance Schools in Virginia: Case Studies in Design and Construction
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ENERGY STAR® Tools for Assessing Energy Usage Kudret Utebay, Associate, The Cadmus Group
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EnergySmart Schools Judith Dyer, Buildings and Industrial Technologies, National Energy Technology Laboratory
View presentation (16 pages/0.5mb)
A Regional View of LEED® for Schools Sandra Leibowitz Earley, Principal, Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
View presentation (56 pages/1.0mb)
Indoor Air Quality in Schools Matthew S. Hiester, Senior Associate, The Cadmus Group Inc.
View presentation (45 pages/0.6mb)
Effects of the Physical Environment on Student Learning Dr. Glen Earthman, School of Education, Virginia Tech
View presentation (24 pages/0.6mb)
Sustainable Schools: A Holistic Approach to How Virginia Beach City Public Schools Is Addressing Environmental Sustainability Tim Cole, Sustainable Schools Project Manager, Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Rob Berz, RA, LEED AP, RRMM Architects
View presentation (9 pages/0.5mb)
Energy Efficiency Partnership For Greater Washington
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An update on the Greening of Virginia's Schools Bryna Dunn, Director of Environmental Planning and Research, Moseley Architects
View presentation (41 pages/2.2mb)
Building Blocks for Healthy Air Paul Bates, Market Outreach Manager, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Thanks to our Sponsors for the Third Annual State of High Performance Schools in Virginia!

The Carbon Trading-Green Building Connection
VSBN's 2008 Build Green Virginia© Winter Event, The Carbon Trading/Green Building Connection was presented in conjunction with Dewberry on March 6, 2008 in Fairfax, Virginia. Presentations from this full-day workshop on carbon trading and green building are available below.
Carbon Trading -- Current Status in the Voluntary Marketplace Derik Broekhoff, World Resources Institute
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Green Buildings' Value in the Cap and Trade Market Dr. Chris Pyke, CTG Energetics, Inc.
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Calculating Local Governments' Carbon Footprint John Morrill, Arlington County
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Calculating Businesses' Carbon Footprint Cynthia Cummis, Clear Carbon Consulting
View presentation (23 pages/0.6mb)
Green Building Benefits in the Commercial Marketplace
VSBN organized the Second Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges on October 26, 2007, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hosted by the University of Virginia, this event featured best practices in campus design, Green buildings, facility operations, and campus sustainability initiatives. Documents and PowerPoint presentations from this event are listed below.
Also available is Greening Virginia Colleges and Universities—A Report on Progress. This report of greening initiatives at select institutions of higher learning in Virginia was compiled with cooperation from the universities and colleges included in the report.
PowerPoints
High Performance Buildings on Campus Christopher Gorthy, LEED® AP, DPR Construction., Inc
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Sustainable Campus Policy and Planning Josh Dalton, Student Intern and CC Maurer -- Advanced Energy
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The Ferrum College Energy Initiative David M. Johnson, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ferrum College
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Greening George Mason University Lenna Storm, Sustainability Coordinator, George Mason University
View presentation (17 pages/0.3mb)
JMU Green Team Ryan Powanda, Student, James Madison University
View presentation (16 pages/1.2mb)
Sustainability Efforts at James Madison University Maria Papadakis and Jonathan Miles, Department of Integrated Science & Technology, James Madison University
View presentation (13 pages/0.1mb)
Greening Longwood: One Building at a Time Bryna Cosgriff Dunn, LEED® AP, Moseley Architects, and J.W. Wood, Longwood University
View presentation (34 pages/1.4mb)
Campus Leadership in a Warming World Julian Keniry, Senior Director, Campus and Community Leadership, National Wildlife Federation
View presentation (27 pages/0.6mb)
Radford University's Energy Management Program
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George Mason University Energy Performance Project
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Energy Research: School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia Paul Crumpler, Energy Programs Manager, University of Virginia
View presentation (26 pages/1.9mb)
Green Grounds, U-VA's Student Advocacy Group for Sustainable Planning and Design Elizabeth Kahley, University of Virginia Green Grounds
View presentation (15 pages/1.2mb)
University of Virginia Grounds Plan Process Julia Monteith, AICP, Senior Land Use Planner, the University of Virginia
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Thinking Green at U-VA Ben Chrisinger, Student Council Committee on Sustainability, University of Virginia
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Green Procurement A. Georgiana Ball, Virginia Department of General Services
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Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science -- Phase II (ICTAS II), Virginia Tech Doug Gehley, AIA, LEED® AP, SmithGroup on VA Tech Project
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Sustainable Blacksburg: a Growing Partnership between the Town, the University, and the Community John Randolph, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech
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Platinum Green Science Building Virginia Wesleyan College
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Environmental Leadership at Washington and Lee University
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Non in Caucus Futuri: Thinking Carbon Neutrality Washington and Lee University
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Event Documents

Thanks to our Sponsors for the Second Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges!

Moving toward Carbon Neutral Buildings
Moving toward Carbon Neutral Buildings was the theme of VSBN's 12th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, held June 28, 2007, at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This meeting included presentation of 3rd Annual Virginia Green Innovation Awards. Presentations from this event are available below.
VSBN 2007 Annual Green Innovation Awards.
View presentation (19 pages/1.2mb)
Walking the Talk: The Greening of the AIA Headquarters.
Greg Mella, AIA LEED AP
View presentation (27 pages/1.1mb)
AIA Headquarters Getting to Carbon Neutral -Energy Assessment.
Eric Oliver, EMO Energy Solutions, LLC
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High Performance Schools -- How do we get there?
Pepco Energy Services
View presentation (22 pages/0.3mb)
Resources

Thanks to our Sponsors for Moving toward Carbon Neutral Buildings,
VSBN's 12th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting!

Green Building Benefits in the Commercial Marketplace
VSBN presented Green Building Benefits in the Commercial Marketplace, a half-day workshop for developers, on March 20, 2007, in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available below.
Putting It Together: Managing and Leasing a Green Building. Laurie McMahon, LEED® AP, SEM, Senior Vice President, Cassidy Pinkard -- National Association of Realtors Headquarters, A Silver LEED®-NC Class A Office Building with Green Leases
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A Green Building Case Study: Potomac Yard. Daniel B. Kohlhepp, Ph.D., Crescent Resources, LLC and Fulya Kocak, LEED® AP, Jams G. Davis Construction Corp.
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USGBC Headquarters. Linda Sorrento, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Director, LEED® for Commercial Interiors, U.S. Green Building Council
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Green Building Finance. Dan Winters, Managing Principal, Evolution Partners
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Thanks to our Sponsors for VSBN's Green Building Benefits
in the Commercial Marketplace!

High Performance Buildings in Virginia -- 2006 EEBA Conference
VSBN organized the October 10 track on High Performance Buildings in Virginia at the 2006 Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO. The 2006 conference was organized by the Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) and held October 10-12, 2006 in Norfolk, Virginia. Presentations from the High Performance Buildings in Virginia track are available below.
Zero & Healthy Homes in Virginia. Jay Epstein, Alden Hathaway & Frederick Oesch
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High Performance Multi-Family Homes in Virginia. Karl Bren, Colin Arnold, and Joshua Galloway
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Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges
Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges was held September 26, 2006, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This one-day conference focused on best practices in green school design, energy management, and renewable technology, as well as green curriculum and sustainable planning. With guest speaker David Orr, Program Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College. Co-sponsored by VSBN, James Madison University, VA DMME, Virginia Sustainable Future Forum, APPA, AASHE, SCUP, SACUBO, and others.
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Lunch Guest Speaker: "Environmental Sustainability at Duke University." Tavey McDaniel, Sustainability Outreach and Communication Coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice President, Duke University
View presentation (27 pages/1mb)
Green Building Design: "Tracking LEED Performance Metrics at Old Dominion University's Computational Sciences Research Laboratory." Bryna Dunn, AICP, LEED® AP, Director of Environmental Programs, Moseley Architects
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Green Building Design: "The College of William and Mary -- Jamestown North and South Dormitories." Randy Strickland, Project Manager, The College of William and Mary and Mike Padden, AIA, Principal, Clark Nexsen
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Green Operations and Energy Management: "Agency Case Study: Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University's Energy Management Program." Shelley Clinger, Project Engineer, Virginia Community College System, Facility Management Services and Robert Somers, P.E., President, 2rw Consultants
View presentation (29 pages/0.5mb)
Green Curriculum: "Virginia Tech Green Engineering: Integrating Concepts of Sustainability and Environmental Impact into Undergraduate Engineering Education." Sean McGinnis, Director, Green Engineering Program, Virginia Tech
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Sustainable Planning: "Hollins University and Sustainability Planning: Starting at Square One." Renee Godard, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Biology, Hollins University
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Sustainable Planning: "The University of Virginia Sustainability Initiatives." Julia Monteith, AICP, Senior Land Use Planner and Connie Warnock, Assistant University Architect, Office of the Architect, University of Virginia
View presentation (32 pages/2.2mb)
Facilitated Roundtable Discussion: Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, James Madison University. Chris Bachmann, Thomas Benzing, Christie-Joy Brodrick, Jonathan Miles, Maria Papadakis
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Thanks to our Sponsors for Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges!

Global Change, Local Solutions
Global Change, Local Solutions was the theme of VSBN's 11th Annual Meeting, held on June 9, 2006 in Charlottesville, Virginia. This event included presentation of the Virginia Green Innovation Awards, local speakers on Sustainable Community and Business Initiatives, a Reception and Artivision Art Show, an evening concert by John McCutcheon, and a Green Building Construction Tour of the LEED®-Registered Charlottesville Transit Center Building.
Local Solutions: Sustainable Business -- "Corning's Global Energy Management Program." Patrick L. Jackson, Global Energy Manager, Corning Incorporated
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Local Solutions: Sustainable Community -- "Building the Greenest School in America." Charlottesville Waldorf Foundation
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Local Solutions: Sustainable Community -- "Charlottesville Community Design Center." Katie Swenson, Executive Director, Charlottesville Community Design Center
View presentation (126 pages/13mb)
Local Solutions: Sustainable Residential Building -- "Building Green." Doug Lowe, President, Artisan Construction
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Thanks to our Sponsors for Global Change, Local Solutions:
VSBN's 11th Annual Meeting!

High Performance Schools Symposium
High Performance Schools: A Regional and International Perspective, was co-sponsored by VSBN and held in Washington, DC on April 24, 2006. Event features included Regional Best Practices, the Winners of the Montgomery County, MD and USGBC-NCR Emerging Green Builders Portable Classroom Design Challenge, and special evening speaker, Stefan Behnisch. Cosponsors included AIA-Northern VA, CEFPI Foundation and Charitable Trust, Metro Washington COG, Montgomery County, MD Public Schools, US DOE, U.S. EPA, and Emerging Green Builders (USGBC-NCR).
Maryland Energy Administration: Rebuild America Schools Program. Brian Levite, SENTECH, Inc.
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Federal Government Committment to High-Performance Buildings. Katy Hatcher, Energy Star National Manager Public Sector, U.S. EPA
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Change Has Begun -- High Performance Schools & Technologies. Lorenz (Larry) Schoff, PE, Energy Consultant
View presentation (46 pages/3432kb)
Energy Benchmarking in the Seaford School District. Roy Whitaker, Chief of Buildings & Grounds, Seaford School District, Delaware
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York County Schools Use of Geothermal Energy: 5 Geothermal Schools, 4 Different Approaches. Mark Tschirhart, CBCP, Supervisor of Resources, York County Public Schools, Virginia
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Healthy Air for Growing Kids. Melissa Haunson, Marketing Outreach Manager, Greenguard Environmental Institute
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Internet Resources for Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Melissa Haunson, Marketing Outreach Manager, Greenguard Environmental Institute
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Lessons Learned: High Performance Schools in Virginia. Bill Brown, BerryRio Architects
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Lessons Learned from High Performance Design at the Great Seneca Creek Elementary School. Anja S. Caldwell, Architect, LEED™, Green Building Program Manager, Montgomery County Public Schools
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Green Schools Focus. Anja S. Caldwell, Architect, LEED™, Green Building Program Manager, Montgomery County Public Schools
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Washington-Lee High School: A High Performance School Case Study. Sandra Leibowitz Earley, RA, CSI, LEED AP, Principal, Sustainable Design Consulting
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Economy and Energy Savings at the Londonderry School in Pennsylvania. Benedict H. Dubbs
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Thanks to the sponsors of the High Performance Schools Symposium

The Energy Policy Act of 2005
VSBN's presentation on the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was held on January 31, 2006, at the The Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Guest speakers at this event included:
Beth Shearer, Beth Shearer and Associates, Inc. Beth is the former director of the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program. Her presentation focused on "The Energy Policy Act Impact on the Federal Level."
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Steve Capanna, the Alliance to Save Energy. "New Energy Efficiency Incentives for Commercial and Residential Buildings" was the topic of Steve's presentation.
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Rick Handley, National Biomass Partnership and Coalition of Northeastern Governors. Rick's presentation focused on "The Future of Biomass Programs."
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Thanks to the sponsors of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Presentation

Virginia's Sustainable Future Summit 3
Virginia's Sustainable Future Summit 3 was held September 13-14, 2005 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Organized by VSBN, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Manufacturers Association, VA Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, and other public and private partners, this event featured workshops, a high-performance schools session, plenary speakers, and a green building tour.
View Dr. Donald Aitken's presentation from the 2005 VSF Summit, "The Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Change," through the links below.
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View a list of additional articles by Dr. Aitken through the links below.
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Greening the Hospitality Industry  Conference
VSBN organized the February 2004 Greening the Hospitality Industry Conference, held in Warrenton, Virginia. This two-day event included case studies, updates on new Green hospitality industry guidelines, and "hands-on" workshops on "Greening your Facility" and "How to Plan a Green Meeting."
Browse our archived website from this event to review the Agenda, Speaker List, Sponsors, and more.
Virginia's Sustainable Future II Conference
Virginia's Sustainable Future II, held June 6-8, 2001 in Richmond, Virginia, was the second statewide sustainability conference held in the Commonwealth. VSF II celebrated successes and charted the future of sustainable development in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Major themes of this event included Sustainable Communities, The Built Environment, Transportation Innovations, Business & Industrial Stewardship, Energy Solutions, and Natural Resources; conference participants heard from nationally known speakers and local experts.
Browse our archived website from this event to review the Agenda, Speaker List, Sponsors, and more.
Click here for more information about the Virginia Sustainable Future Forum.
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