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green building conference

11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference March 11-12, 2013

The concurrent sessions of this conference have been approved for a total of 16 PDHs and 0.5 CEUs, where particpants can earn a maximum of 5 PDHs, 4 LUs and 0.5 CEUs. The concurrent sessions have also been approved by GBCI for 20 CE Hours and AIA LUs through the USGBC NY Upstate Chapter, where participants can earn a maximum of 5 GBCI CE Hours and 5 AIA LUs. As always, participants will be required to sign-in and out at each session attended. Please note that credit will not be awarded if sign-in/out sheets indicate attendance at sessions simultaneously.

2013 Sponsors


syracuse c o e

n y serda

Lunch Sponsor


F a h s construction group



Steven Winter Associates

Barton and Loguidice



national grid







hueber breuer





Join us in Syracuse at the new Gateway Center on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus and at the Oncenter Conference Complex for the 11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference 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).

gateway center

The Gateway Center

On Monday, March 11th we will also host a Pre-conference Workshop on the vision, planning, design, and construction of the Gateway Center, SUNY-ESF's new state-of-the-art green building, built to achieve LEED Platinum certification. This workshop is an opportunity to experience ESF's new Gateway Center and to interact directly with the key people and organizations who led the vision, planning, design, and construction of one of New York's newest green buildings. Professionals will learn about all aspects of the Gateway Center and will be able to discuss current issues in green building and enjoy networking opportunities at the reception that follows. Prior to the Pre-conference Workshop, we will also host the first Student Leadership Summit at the Gateway Center.

On March 12th, there will be concurrent session presentations on the latest developments, trends, and opportunities in key green building fields: building science, environmental, LEED, commercial, and residential, as well as keynote presentations from Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, and Alex Wilson, founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont. This conference serves as a forum for green building research and development, best practices, and discussions on green building science, operation and maintenance, as well as an opportunity to network with other green building experts, professionals, and researchers.

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

Hotel SkylerHotel 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! To make a reservation contact sales manager Ashley Havrilla at (315) 701-2617 or ahavrilla@geneseegrande.com.

Green Building In the News

Significant Green Buildings

Brian C nevin plantation welcome center Habitat for humanity Ernie Davis Hall Governor's Executive mansion immaculate conception convent Hudson valley passive house human ecology building king and king architects office building liberty high school media centerlive work home monroe county crime lab New york state veterinary diagnostics laboratory cornell university physical science building, cornell unversity Well hall cornell university Net Zero Home Vistor and Administration Building RIT college SUNY Cortland Professional Studiesvillage at SUNY Oswego Syrcause Center of Excellence in environmental and Energy systems 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 Center Centennial Hall