North American Passive House Conference
Passive House Institute US will present the ninth annual North American Passive House Conference in the San Francisco bay area from September 10-14. Keynote speakers include William Rose, the senior research architect at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. Achilles Karagiozis, the director of building science at Owens Corning. A tour of Passive House projects in the Bay Area will also take place on the 14th.
IFMA 2014 World Workplace
As the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo has big plans for New Orleans this year. From September 17-19, facility management professionals, educators, authors, students, and exhibiting companies from around the world will convene to network and learn managing practices and leadership skills under the theme of “FM + Strategy x Innovation = Your Formula for Success.” CEO and founder of ChangeLabs and author of “Generation Y” Peter Sheahan will give one of four keynote presentations, and four new learning labs have been added to the roster of events.
2014 EcoDistricts Summit
The EcoDistricts Summit returns for its sixth annual appearance this September 24-26. Last year’s Summit in Boston attracted over 400 attendees from 114 cities around the globe to the three-day event that highlights how leaders of all kinds can come together to transform cities through sustainable neighborhood- and district-scale development. Washington, DC, is this year’s host, with local active projects such as the SW Ecodistrict, DowntownDC Ecodistrict, and St. Elizabeth’s/Congress Heights providing attendees a chance to see first-hand how community-driven sustainable development projects work in the nation’s capital.
CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference
Did you know Nashville was named a top destination for green meetings by Greenbiz.com this year? Sounds like the perfect excuse to visit. The 12th annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference will take place there this November 12-15 and will feature over 75 speakers, a trade show, and much more. Attendees can participate in a Net Zero Water boot camp that explores practical tools for harvesting, using, storing, and reusing water on site; hear an irrigation discussion led by industry veteran Lynda Whiteman; and eat local barbeque at the Whiskey Bent Saloon.