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14th Annual New York State Green Building Conference April 14 & 15, 2016
Oncenter in Syracuse, NY

Conference Approved for Professional Credits!

Student Poster Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 14th Annual NYS Green Building Conference! Please check back soon for information about the 15th Annual NYS Green Building Conference!

The New York State Green Building Conference is hosted by SUNY-ESF in partnership with:

LEED Project Reviewers

  • Anna Packard, LEED® AP BD+C, ID+C | LEED Certification Reviewer
  • Richard Kimball, PE, LEED® AP BD+C | LEED Certification Reviewer

On-Site LEED Certification Work Zone

Do you have questions about a LEED project review or the LEED certification process in general? As a conference participant, you can meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers to discuss specific projects or LEED requirements in general in the LEED Certification Work Zone at the Conference on April 15.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication will be a keynote speaker for the 14th Annual New York State Green Building Conference. Dr. Leiserowitz will discuss trends in Climate Change Knowledge, attitudes, policy support & behavior as well as provide strategies for more effective public engagement.

Green Building Conference
Marge Anderson

Marge Anderson, Executive Vice President at Seventhwave, and Immediate Past Chair of the USGBC Board of Directors will speak at this year's conference. Marge's talk, Shelter at Scale: How Changing Expectations for Buildings are Creating a Brighter Future for All of Us, will dive into how negatives, such as climate change, extreme weather and chronic health issues inspire positives, such as the net zero movement, building for resilience and healthier buildings. Marge will also discuss how these outcomes enable practitioners to advance their craft of green building, and look at emerging positives and green building trends.

Dr. Joseph Allen, Piers MacNaughton, Dr.Usha Satish, Dr. John Spengler

The authors of a world renowned study examining The Impacts of Air Quality on Cognitive Function in Green Buildings.

The interdisciplinary group—Dr. Joseph Allen, Piers MacNaughton, Harvard University; Dr. Usha Satish, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Dr. Suresh Santanam, Syracuse University; and Dr. John Spengler, Harvard University—will discuss how indoor air quality (IAQ) can impact the productivity of individuals who work in office buildings, specifically how participants of the study in green+ environments had cognitive performance scores that were 61% higher than those in conventional environments.


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

Conference Partners

USGBC New York Upstate Chapter

2016 GBC Links

Contact Us

Katherina Searing
Associate Director
ESF Outreach
Phone: 315-470-6817

ESFNew York Upstate Syrcacuse Universoty Syrcause COE

2016 Sponsors





Forbo Flooring Systems


Mohawk Group


Steven Winter Associates, Inc.


Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

Onondaga Community College

Student Sponsors

Home Builders and Remodelers QPK Design King + King ArchitectsWhiting Turner

Media Sponsors

Healthy Indoors Magazine

Visual Technologies