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Building Sustainability Conference and Awards
April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm| $45
After nine successful years, Viridiant’s Sustainable Leadership Awards has expanded into the Building Sustainability Conference and Awards highlighting efforts to build sustainability in our communities and infrastructure with focus on health, resilience, and innovation. This event aims to educate and recognize innovative solutions of today to meet the needs of the evolving building industry of tomorrow. The conference will feature sessions and speakers, bringing together cross-discipline industry experts to share knowledge, inspire discussion, and drive change in the protection of our living environments, both inside and out. Awards will be presented to recognize the region’s leaders in high-performance construction with a focus on projects, programs and initiatives that represent the future of sustainable building.
*Each concurrent session is eligible for 1.25 AIA credits (approval pending). We’ll have forms at each of the sessions to ensure your credits are recorded.
2019 Theme: Innovative Solutions
Location: The Place at Innsbrook, 4036 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
1:00 - 2:15 PM | Concurrent Session: Energy Code Research
- Daniel Farrell, Energy Financing Program Manager, Virginia Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) (moderator)
- Jeff Brown, Director, State Building Codes Office, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
- Sean Evensen-Shanley, Director of Residential Operations, Viridiant
- Maggie Kelley, Built Environment Project Manager, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
1:00 - 2:15 PM | Concurrent Session: Municipal Sustainability Programs in Virginia
- Joan Kelsch, Green Building Program Manager, Arlington County, VA (moderator)
- Carol Davis, Sustainability Manager, Blacksburg, VA
- Susan Elliott, Climate Protection Program Manager, Charlottesville, VA
- Chelsea Harnish, Executive Director of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC)
2:30 - 3:45 PM | Concurrent Session: Building Resilience into Commercial and Residential Structures
- Annette Osso, Executive Director, Resilient Virginia (moderator)
- Sydney Covey, Sustainable Solutions Manger, STRUCTR Advisors
- Joshua Saks, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
- Theresa Weston, Senior Research Fellow, DuPont Performance Building Solutions
2:30 - 3:45 PM | Concurrent Session: Construction Delivery of the Future
- Sandra Leibowitz, Managing Principal, Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC (moderator)
- Tom Hardiman, Executive Director, Modular Institute
- David Treleven, Industry Manager, Ultra-Aire Whole House Ventilating Dehumidifiers
4:00 - 4:30 PM | Keynote Address: Building a Culture of Health in RVA
Dr. Danny Avula is the Director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments. He is a public health physician specializing in pediatrics and preventive medicine, and he continues to practice clinically as a pediatric hospitalist. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he attended medical school at the VCU School of Medicine, and completed residencies at VCU and Johns Hopkins University, where he also received a Master’s in Public Health. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at VCU, where he regularly serves as an advisor and preceptor to graduate and medical students. Dr. Avula was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the State Board of Social Services in 2013, and currently serves as Chairman. He also serves on a number of community boards including Communities in Schools and the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation.
At home, Danny’s time is devoted to life with five kids, and to learning how to be a good neighbor in the rapidly changing community of Church Hill, where he has lived for the past fifteen years. His work has been featured nationally by the CDC, MSNBC, Christianity Today, and on the TED circuit with his TEDx talk entitled “Dependence isn’t a Dirty Word“.
- Dr. Danny Avula, Director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments
4:30 - 5:15 PM | Awards Presentation
5:15 - 6:30 PM | Networking Reception
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Now in its 10th year, the Sustainable Leadership Awards have been revamped to allow for a broader range of recognition. The awards will now be referred to as the Building Sustainability Awards with the following categories:
-Project or Development – Multifamily
-Project or Development – Single Family
-Project or Development – Commercial
-Program, Initiative, or Partnership
-Builder or Developer
-Habitat for Humanity Affiliate
-Most Energy Efficient Homes
Category details and the judging matrix can be found here. Awards and nominations are for work completed in the last three years in the mid-Atlantic region. While the use of a certification program is preferred, nominations are not required to be associated with EarthCraft or Viridiant.
One nomination form per entry. You are allowed to nominate for more than one award but you must fill out a separate nomination form for each person/company you are nominating. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who submitted.
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