Building the Town Green Conference and Expo

Posted on April 25, 2003

Building the Town Green
Conference and Expo
May 1-3, 2003 at Houston Hall,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

REGISTER NOW! (Visit the DVGBC’s website for detailed program and registration information at Registrants will have the opportunity to hear William Hankowsky, CEO of Liberty Property Trust, present the keynote address on May 1 at 9 am and to visit the expo with more than 30 exhibitors displaying sustainable products and services.

Other Event Highlights:
High Performing Schools (HPS) May 1-2: Strategies and case studies on designing, building, and renovating schools that promote better attendance, improve test scores, reduce operating costs, and support teacher retention rates. Speakers include: Carle Dixon, Chief, PA Department of Education-Division of School Facilities and Michael Nicklas, FAIA, Principal of Innovative Design. (Early registration fee: 2-days $100 [includes lunch and reference materials]; Daily rates also available)

Workshop Series:
PPL Case Study May 1 (2 – 5 pm): An in depth review of the new eight-story, 252,000-square-foot home of PPL Corporation’s Energy Marketing Center in Allentown. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Robert A.M. Stern. Liberty Property Trust developed and owns the building and anticipates LEED certification in the near future. Speakers include: Paul Stoller, Atelier 10; George Ludwith, Project Manager, Liberty Property Trust; Tucker Lownes, Kempf Supply. (Early registration fee: $20)

Renewable Energy 101 May 2 (9 am – 12:30 pm): Four consecutive sessions will outline the basic principles of solar electricity, wind power, geothermal systems and fuel cell technology. Sessions will address system applications and supply purchase options for design professionals, businesses and general consumers. Speakers include: Ron Celentano, Celentano Energy Services and Brent Alderfor, Community Energy. (Early registration fee: $20)

Commissioning May 2 (1 – 2 pm): This workshop will show how commissioning optimizes building design features, improves building performance and assures that buildings function as intended. Applications include new construction and renovation, as well as recommissioning in existing buildings. Workshop leader: Ken Strup, IAQ, Inc. (Early registration fee: $20)

Sustainable, High Performance HVAC Systems May 2 (2 – 3 pm): Participants will learn basic principles that impact HVAC systems and then, together, will develop ideas about sustainable, high performance systems that are flexible and adaptable and will remain so over the life of the building. Emphasis will be placed on long-term energy and maintenance performance. Workshop leader: Grahame E. Maisey, P.E., GEMCO Energy Master Planners. (Early registration fee: $20)

May 1-2 Sustainable Products Training: This two-day program, sponsored by the Sustainable Products Corporation, is being conducted to increase market penetration of sustainable products and the subsequent global environmental, economic, and social benefits. (Click here for detailed program and registration information

May 3 (Saturday) Events:
“Business on the Town Green”: Workshops and special activities organized by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia to address ways to support a Local Living Economy. (Click here for detailed program and registration information

Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and workshops will be held throughout the day for the general public. Building the Town Green Conference and Expo is a partnership between the Delaware Valley Green Building Council – a Chapter of the US Green Building Council, Philadelphia Self-Reliant, Pennsylvania Resources Council, and the City of Philadelphia Rebuild America Program and is made possible through the generous grant support of The Sustainable Development Fund. Cooperating agencies include the American Institute of Architects/Philadelphia Chapter and Committee on the Environment, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Energy, Pennsylvania Governor’s Green Government Council, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and the Sustainable Products Corporation.

For more information and to register contact:
Linda Knapp (Phone: 215-546-0724;email:

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