Viridiant’s Building Sustainability Conference & Awards Event Details

Join Viridiant on Wednesday, September 2nd for the virtual Building Sustainability Conference & Awards! The event will kick-off at 1:00pm on Wednesday, September 2nd with concurrent educational sessions followed by a keynote address and the 11th annual awards ceremony. You won’t want to miss this live, virtually connected experience!

1:00 – 2:00pm | Welcome & Concurrent Educational Sessions (sponsored by Virginia Housing)

Viridiant is excited to welcome six special guests to kick-off the conference. One panel will explore Virginia’s energy goals with the Virginia Clean Economy Act, energy code updates, and utility rebate programs while the other panel details how to deliver high performance buildings through design, construction, and the integration of technology.

How Virginia is Achieving Our Energy Goals

  • Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Michael Hubbard, Dominion
  • Cindy Davis, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

How to Actually Deliver High Performance Buildings

  • Jimmy Holland, Peacock Holland Construction
  • Nathan Blinn, archi-TEC-tonic
  • Colin Arnold, Arnold Design Studio
2:00 – 2:40pm | Keynote Address

“Heard” is a 90-minute documentary currently in production by Belltower Pictures in partnership with VPM, Virginia’s home for Public Media. “Heard” captures the inspiring stories of four people who grew up in Richmond’s public housing, the challenges they faced and how they’re giving back to their home communities.

Conference attendees will hear from Belltower Pictures’ President, David Powers, and Von Johnson, one of the four people featured in the film. A Q&A portion will follow their presentation so conference attendees can ask questions and learn more about the homes, lives, struggles and hope for being “Heard” in public housing.

We encourage attendees to stream the sneak peak trailer (featured below) before the event.

2:45 – 3:30pm | Awards Ceremony (sponsored by Dominion)

The 11th annual awards ceremony will recognize leaders in high performance construction in the following categories:

  • Project or Development – Multifamily
  • Project or Development – Single Family
  • Habitat for Humanity Affiliate
  • Builder or Developer
  • Visionary
  • Most Energy Efficient Home (EarthCraft and non-EarthCraft certified)

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