USGBC to hold 2015 Green NC Sustainability Symposium Nov. 5

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The US Green Building Council North Carolina Chapter (USGBC NC) will hold the 2015 Green NC Sustainability Symposium at the Raleigh Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.

This is the annual signature event hosted by the organization’s Triangle Branch (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) and brings together professionals from across the state to educate and inform attendees on the latest developments in sustainable design, construction, planning and building operations.

Professions that participate as speakers and attendees include architects, engineers, planners, contractors, building owners, and educators. The event has grown into an amazing cross-pollination of ideas regarding what works and what’s on the horizon regarding green building and sustainability.

“We’ve gotten such terrific feedback from past events so we’re grateful for the opportunity to bring everyone together again this year,” said USGBC NC executive director Emily Scofield. “Green NC is a day of learning, sharing the latest information, and networking among industry professionals which positions North Carolina among the leaders in the green building industry.”

Keynote speakers at the event will include Lance Hosey, an architect and author who is the chief sustainability officer with the global design leader Perkins Eastman; Andrew LaRowe, president of EduCon Energy, a leading creator of energy and conservation programs for public school districts; Dan Schnitzer, the sustainability coordinator of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District; Shannon Hardy, who brings 21 years of teaching experience to Exploris Middle School, one of NC’s first charter schools; and Denise Grabowski, founder of Symbioscity, an urban planning consulting firm based in Savannah, Georgia.

“Participating in Green NC over the last several years has provided me with solutions to daily project challenges, access to people who are implementing innovative practices and advancing sustainability, and evidence that high performance building is possible in all industry and market sectors,” said Candice Andre, a member of the Triangle branch leadership group and senior project planner with VHB Engineering, NC.

For more information and to register for the 2015 Green NC Sustainability Symposium, please visit the USGBC NC website.

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