TRENTON, NJ -- The 2010 East Coast Green conference will be held Sept. 16-17, 2010 at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event will take place in conjunction with AIA-NJ's annual Design Day event on Sept. 16 at which award-winning projects will be selected in categories including residential, historic preservation and sustainable design.
The conference will be preceded on Sept. 15, 2010, by a full day of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) workshops sponsored by the New Jersey U.S. Green Building Council. A Green Building Expo featuring green building products and materials will also be held in conjunction with the conference.
AIA-NJ is seeking presenters from the disciplines of architecture, interiors, planning, engineering, contracting, education, policy and legislation, energy analysis and other building-related professions who can speak on topics relevant to the track sessions, which include legislation, codes and metrics, planning, buildings and tectonics.
Two speakers already booked for the event is Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, a U.S. based, non-traditional environmental advocacy group focused on protecting the global environment by using innovation and common sense to develop, and quickly implement, bold solutions to global warming.
The other keynote speaker will be Bill Reed, an internationally recognized proponent and practitioner of sustainability, who is president of Integrative Design Collaborative, a consulting organization working to evolve green building design practices into an approach that is fully integrated with living systems.
Reed is also principal of the regenerative planning firm, Regenesis, and the strategic environmental planning firm, Integrative Design. Ultimately, his objective is to improve the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places.
In addition to presenters, East Coast Green is also seeking sponsors and exhibitors. They will have the opportunity to increase their company's visibility in the "greening" consumer markets, as well as to network with leaders and to present their products and applications to an audience of early adopters and industry leaders.
Those interested in being presenters must apply online by Jan. 29. Presenters will be notified by Feb. 26 and announced by March 26. Proposal guidelines, track descriptions and submittal instructions are available by following the speaker link at www.aia-nj.org/ECG. For more information e-mail Kim Vierheilig, AIA, at ECGspeakers@aia-nj.org
For information on exhibiting or sponsorship, follow the link at the ECG Web site (above) or e-mail Jack Purvis, AIA, LEED AP, at ECGsponsors@aia-nj.org
Registration for the event opens in April 2010.