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12th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
March 27-28, 2014
The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY

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Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported this event! Please check back soon for next year's date.

New York State Green Building Advocate

Green Building Advocate of the Year

Congratulations to the 2014 Green Building Advocate of the Year, Dr. Edward Bogucz of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE).

The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE).

We are excited to announce that Mr. Tedd Benson and Dr. Anthony Ingraffea will be keynote speakers at this year's conference that will be held at The Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Benson is the founder of Bensonwood which is recognized as a designer and builder of energy-efficient timber frame and hybrid high-performance homes and commercial buildings. Dr. Ingraffea, professor at Cornell University, will focus on the feasibility of converting New York State's current energy infrastructure to one that utilizes wind, water, and sunlight.

2014 Sponsors







Lecesse Construction



Bartonand Loguidice

Steven Winter

CNY Energy Challenge

Lend Lease



suny occ




qpk design

king arch



This conference will feature exciting sessions on: LEED v4, Material Science, Biomimicry & Resiliency, Living Infrastructure, High Performance Commercial, High Performance Residential, & More!

This program is approved for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for engineers, Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for landscape architects, and Learning Units (LUs) for architects. A participant can earn a maximum of 9.0 PDHs, 7.0 CECs, and 13.9 LUs by attending the full conference.

LEED Professionals can earn up to 13 GBCI CE Hours by attending the full conference. You may now self-report unlimited education hours toward your credential maintenance! (Sign in at sessions required to receive certificate).

Conference Mission

The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes.

Hotel Accommodations

Barton and Loguidice, P.C.Hotel Skyler is Syracuse's first LEED Platinum Designed hotel! Once a former temple and theatre, Hotel Skyler is an eclectic boutique hotel located at the epicenter of the Syracuse University campus.

A special rate has been reserved for NYS Green Building Conference attendees! For reservations, please contact the Reservations Department at (315) 476-4212 and ask for the "US Green Building Conference Room Block" in order to receive the discounted rate.

Green Building In the News

Conference Host and Partners


Contact Us

Katherina Searing
Associate Director
Professional Education and Non-credit Programs
ESF Outreach
Phone: 315-470-6817

Significant Green Buildings
Nominated for the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

Brian C. Nevin Plantaion Welcome Center Habitat for Humanity Ernie Davis Hall Governor's Executive Mansion Immaculate Conception Convent Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Hudson Valley Passive House Human Ecology Building King and King Archiets Office Building Liberty High School Media CenterLive Work Home Monroe County Crime Lab New York State Veterinary Diagnostics Labroratry Physical Science Building Well Hall Net Zero Home Vistor and Administration Building RIT college SUNY Cortland Professional StudiesVillage at SUNY Oswego Syarcuse Center of excellence Bank of America Tower Solarie THompson Hall Zeller Corporation Destiny USA Hotel Skyler Omega Center for Sustainable Living Hudson Valley Community College's TEC-SMART Facility Wild Center Peggy R. Williams Cemter, Ithaca College Centennial Hall Synapse Corporate Headquarters