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This page lists various conferences, workshops, and webinars around the topics of financing, sustainability, green building, and higher education. These events will help increase awareness of these topics and assist in your campus sustainability efforts. This page also includes links to calendars prepared by other organizations listing additional green building and sustainability events and programs.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

This section contains conferences and workshops, many of which are held annually and focus on diverse topics. Please note that some of these events have green building components and often focus on sustainability issues at higher education institutions. Please visit this website frequently for more information on the upcoming events. To share an event you know about us please use our Share Your Resource form.

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AASHE 2014 Conference & Expo

The AASHE annual conference is one of our most powerful tools for empowering higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. Nearing 2,000 participants, AASHE conferences are the largest stage in North America for higher education sustainability thought leadership. Attendees from around the world share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education. With trailblazing keynote speakers, workshops, sustainability tours, student summits, awards and networking opportunities, the AASHE conferences represent and inform the full spectrum of current sustainability challenges and best practices in higher education each year.  The conference runs starting October 26-29th, 2014 in Portland Oregon.

10/26/2014Portland,OR
WEBINAR: Connecting Sustainability, Student Engagement, and Workforce Development

Connecting campus sustainability activities to market-responsive workforce education has been proven difficult to do for higher education institutions. Learn how one community college, through its sustainable agriculture and clean energy programs, has broken down silos between credit and not-for-credit education and fostered student engagement through industry-driven experiential learning projects. Students across disciplines are leaving the school with marketable credentials, jobs, and a deep appreciation for environmental sustainability. The event will take place on October 30, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT). Registration required.

10/30/2014Webinar

WEBINARS AND VIDEO

This section contains a list of webinars and virtual conferences that focus on topics such as green building, higher education and sustainability.

  • Community College Sustainability Webinars
    List of past and upcoming webinars with focus on sustainability initiatives at community colleges.  Hosted by the Johnson County Community College's Center for Sustainability.
  • SEED Webinars
    List of past and upcoming webinars with focus on news and issues related to green jobs and sustainability education, hosted by the Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center -- an initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and ecoAmerica.
  • USGBC Webinar Series
    Throughout 2010 and 2011, USGBC plans to launch 2-3 webinars each month as part of their educational resources focusing on innovation and best practices in sustainable building and LEED.  There are currently 30 webinars available.
  • BrightTALK Green Building Summit
    Builders, companies and consumers are increasingly looking to move into green building and improve the efficiency of existing structures to provide cost savings and create a more sustainable ecosystem of buildings. These webcasts cover the benefits of green building and will discuss technical, conceptual, and logistical issues emerging in design and construction.
  • AASHE Conferences and Workshops
    Presented by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
    List of seminars and webinars for business and energy professionals
  • EE College and University Programs
    List of Educational Programs in various states from EnergyExperts.org.
  • Energy Center University
    Energy Center University is the gateway to live event and online training powered by the Energy Center of Wisconsin.
  • NWF Campus Ecology Teleconferences
    Presented by the National Wildlife Foundation’s Campus Ecology provides webinars and an archive of audio recordings from past events
  • Green School & University: Virtual Conference & Expo
    Presented by American School & University, this passed virtual conference & expo is now avaible to view on-demand and is free with registration. Online resources include education sessions, knowledgeable vendor booths and downloadable whitepapers and more
     

EVENT CALENDARS

This section contains a list of calendars describing additional workshops and seminars that focus on topics such as green building, higher education and sustainability. These calendars are maintained by outside organizations and are updated at different intervals with useful programs and events.

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Regional

  • Integrated Design Lab

    Calendar of building & design events in Idaho, Oregon & Washington maintained by the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho

  • USGBC Indiana Chapter

    Upcoming events: green building, sustainability, green in higher education, green in business, energy efficiency

  • Northwest Environmental Training Center

    Environmental training events towards improving environmental quality and public health through professional development and technology transfer

  • Southern Energy Efficiency Center
    Green building and sustainability events calendar from the Southern Energy Efficiency Center

Minority Serving lnstitutions

  • EERE Tribal Energy Program

    Upcoming events building knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and sustain conservation and energy development projects on tribal lands

  • AIHEC Consortium Calendar

    Upcoming events building knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and sustain conservation and energy development projects on tribal lands

PAST EVENTS

  • NEXUS Exhibitor Showcase: The Existing Building Challenge

    The Green Roundtable presented a showcase of green products and technologies for existing buildings. This event was geared towards building owners, engineers, architects, and other real estate and construction industry professionals.

  • Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities Conference
    This intensive conference by Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International highlighted case studies from hospital systems that have leveraged their real estate to accomplish their strategic goals. Attendees gained insights from leading experts into how capital projects can be financed, how hospitals are implementing new IT infrastructure, and what trends healthcare executives are watching.
  • Greenhouse Gases and Green Buildings
    This USGBC webinar gave participants an understanding of the core issues surrounding greenhouse gas emissions and green buildings. Speakers explored fundamental concepts, accounting requirements, important reduction goals related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and cutting edge strategies needed to meet these goals.
  • Spring Green Design Workshop
    This workshop featured presentations that focused on the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) High Performance Campus Design Guideline.
  • Bridging Ecological Research & Urban Design
    During this webcast, Dr. Alexander Felson, lecturer at Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and School of Architecture discussed the connections between ecological research and urban design.
  • 2010 Chill Out Webcast
    During this webcast, the National Wildlife Federation featured the winners of 2010's Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming competition, the nation's premier competition showcasing campus-based climate action. The webcast featured students, faculty and staff making a difference on their campuses.
  • American Association of Community Colleges 2010 Convention
    The annual conference for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) connected professionals in the fields of education, business, industry, and the government sector.
  • Tufts Energy Conference
    This conference by the Tufts Energy Forum gathered leading minds in the energy industry and interested students to discuss applications of innovative ideas and solutions to today’s pertinent energy challenges. The 2010 conference examined how our energy systems have evolved since the industrial revolution and the challenges these systems face in the 21st century.
  • Climate Policy 101: The College Student's Guide to U.S. Climate Legislation
    This webinar by the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program summarized the state of affairs for the climate bill, cap and trade, potential roadblocks, and opportunities for job creation and education. The University Sustainability Program and the Community College Act was also highlighted.
  • Solutions Module Boot-Camp: Using the Campus Carbon Calculator™ for your Climate Action Planning
    The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment and Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) presented this half-day workshop on how to effectively compare climate mitigation projects, their carbon reductions, and financial returns. This workshop was designed for colleges and universities that completed their greenhouse gas inventory but had not yet completed their climate action plan.
  • NJHEPS Sustainability Education Workshop: Building Communities of Practice
    The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) launched a new initiative at this Sustainability Education Workshop. The goal is to develop Communities of Practice as a powerful strategy aimed at making sustainability a new foundational paradigm for higher education.
  • Building Green at MSIs Learning Institute
    The UNCF's Building Green at MSIs Initiative helps build knowledge and capacity through a series of Building Green Learning Institutes to help Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) both incorporate principles of sustainable design and energy efficiency into their building projects, and to overcome barriers that often include small endowments and low in-house expertise in green building practices.
  • SCUP 2010 Southern Metro Mini
    This mini-conference by the Society of College and University Planners addressed campus sustainability commitments, stewardship of natural resources, and sustainable best practices in budgeting, academics, student affairs, and facilities.
  • SCUP 2010 Pacific Regional Conference
    This 3-day regional conference of the Society of College and University Planners focused on new integrated campus planning and implementation strategies required for a success in an era of financial uncertainty.
  • Higher Education and COP15: What Happened, and Now What?
    An interdisciplinary team of Dickinson College students and faculty who attended the climate negotiations as part of a 'Kyoto to Copenhagen' course discussed how higher education and its community members (professors, administrators, students) can show climate leadership on our campuses as individuals and as an industry, and the importance of using our success in climate change reporting (greenhouse gas inventories) and emissions reductions plans to strengthen national and international progress on these issues.
  • Spring Clean Energy Workshop
    This workshop featured different energy-efficiency models and options for colleges and universities to engage in campus sustainability initiatives.
  • Greener Buildings, Factories and Infrastructure
    This free conference by Siemens provided the opportunity to learn how energy conservation and management, automation, and green building efforts are transforming businesses large and small, government agencies, military bases, industrial facilities, and medical and educational complexes. It also offered practical seminars on technology, best practices, and emerging trends, along with a technology showcase.
  • Student Sustainability Summit
    Student leaders in New Jersey participated in focus groups on topics including: Energy; Waste; Community; Climate and Environmental Science 101; and Organizing and Producing Change. This event was hosted at Ramapo College and co-sponsored by 1Step (Students Together for Environmental Progress).
  • Student Leadership and Careers
    This National Wildlife Federation webinar focused on the opportunities that are available in the conservation field and what skills students need to have to become leaders in this field.
  • SCUP 2010 North Atlantic Regional Conference
    This 3-day regional conference of the Society of College and University Planners focused on the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the practice of planning in higher education.
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference Virtual Event
    This virtual conference is expected brought together more than 100 virtual attendees to learn about sustainability financing strategies, master planning, energy management, and institutionalizing sustainability on your campus. The presentations focused on operational solutions for a low-carbon campus, smart growth policies, and strategies for achieving climate neutrality.
  • Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
    This comprehensive symposium featured sessions and workshops on smart growth and sustainable practices that serve the economy, the community, and the environment. The theme “Making the Business Case” was geared toward both experienced practitioners and newcomers and includes a new track titled "Financing Sustainability". 
  • SCUP 2010 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
    This 3-day regional conference of the Society of College and University Planners addressed the issue of engaged planning at higher education institutions.
  • SUNY Green Building Conference 2010
    This annual conference by the SUNY College of Environmental and Forestry Sciences promotes, educates and supports green building design, construction and processes.
  • Built Green Conference 2010
    The primary focus of the conference was to educate the local and regional building industry on quality green building practices, products, and projects, as well as inspiring groups to continue to strive to build more sustainable communities.
  • NESEA Building Energy Conference 2010
    Annual conference and tradeshow by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association for renewable energy and green building professionals.
  • ACE Annual Meeting 2010
    The Annual meeting of the American Council on Education connects higher education leaders to discuss critical issues facing the higher education community.
  • Renewable Energy Supplier Summit
    This event is organized by the Commercial Building Energy Alliance Steering Committee members, in coordination with DOE, and offers building owners and operators an opportunity to communicate their renewable energy needs directly to suppliers of renewable energy equipment and ask suppliers to find ways to meet those challenges.
  • AASHE Focus Call: "Effective Campus Energy Conservation"
    AASHE is hosting a presentation and Q&A session with two experts in the field of campus energy management and conservation who will explain how "Effective Campus Energy Conservation" can make a difference on your campus.
  • NAICU Annual Meeting 2010
    Presentations from the 2010 National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ annual meeting can be accessed by clicking here.
  • ACCU Annual Meeting
    The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities focused on “Strategic Issues for Catholic Higher Education.”
  • The New Green Economy
    This conference by the National Council for Science and the Environment engaged leaders from a diversity of disciplines, sectors, and perspectives in a structured conversation about the meaning of the green economy and how investment in green education, research and jobs can help solve both the economic and environmental crises.
  • Sustainability Across the Curriculum
    AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops are for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project.
  • Greening of the Campus VIII: Embracing Change
    Presented by Ball State University and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • NESEA Green Building Open House
    Presented by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
  • NOMA International Conference and Exhibition
    The international gathering of the National Organization of Minority Architects.
  • FALCON Annual Conference
    The First Americans Land Grant College and Organization Network's Annual Conference. This conference is part of the STEM resource center.
  • NCWE Conference
    This conference by the National Council for Workforce Education and addressed integrating sustainability and partnerships with other agencies.
  • NIEA Convention
    National Convention of the National Indian Education Association.
  • Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference
    This conference explored driving forces that could affect the nature of higher education and the readiness of sustainability programs to adapt to change.
  • ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference
    Presented by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International and the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.
  • Carbon Neutral Campus Architecture: Climate Specific Design and Innovation
    An investigation of cutting edge learning environment projects - the most current examples of carbon-neutral (and beyond) architecture.
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workforce Education Conference
    This national conference offered current information on instructional strategies, curricula development, and best practices for training in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields.
  • RMI 2009
    A workshop organized by the Rocky Mountain Institute to accelerate climate change initiatives.
  • West Coast Green
    This conference focused on the interface of green building, innovation and technology and included training sessions, presentations and educational tracks.
  • CRD Annual Conference
    Annual Conference of the Council for Resource Development.
  • APLU Annual Meeting
    Annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
  • NIBS Annual Meeting
    Annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences and Ecobuild America, promoting sustainable, green and high-performance solutions for the built environment.
  • Green West Expo
    This exposition featured suppliers from the engineering, renewable energy, construction and landscaping industries showcased the latest in green building technology.