Category Archives: Presentations

Resilient Communities: A CommunityMatters Conference Call

Our communities are constantly changing. Most changes are gradual and predictable—a new store opens on Main Street, newcomers come to town and priorities shift. But, sometimes change is abrupt, unexpected—a major natural disaster or an epidemic. How can your city or town best prepare for unanticipated change? What will help your community respond to challenges not only to bounce back, but to become stronger than ever?

Michael Crowley, senior program officer, Institute for Sustainable Communities, and Christine Morris, chief resilience officer with the city of Norfolk, Virginia, joined CommunityMatters for an hour-long conference call on January 22, 2015. Listen to the archived audio for ideas about and lessons learned from building resilient communities, or browse the presenter notes from this event for additional resources.

VSBN’s 2013 Annual Meeting

VSBN's 18th Annual Meeting
VSBN’s 18th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, “Success in Promoting Sustainable Buildings and Communities,” was held June 26, 2013 at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Center.

Russell Perry, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Co-Director, Sustainable Design and Office Director, SmithGroupJJR, spoke on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, the first Living Building Challenge structure in Virginia, and Scott’s Run Station South, a sustainable redevelopment project in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.

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Energy & Sustainability Conference: January 2013

VCU Energy & Sustainability Conference

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) hosted the Energy and Sustainability Conference in January 2013. The two-day event was organized by Virginia Sustainable Building Network and James River Green Building Council. More than 800 attendees heard national leaders across business and institutional market sectors discuss how sustainability is changing their organizations and how they’re adapting and leveraging sustainability to enhance their business results.

Click here to view the archived event website.
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5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference

5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities Conference

VSBN’s 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held February 29, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Highlights included

  • Lunch Speaker Senator John Warner, Senior Advisor, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate;
  • The STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) Program for Universities;
  • University and Community Sustainability Initiatives;
  • Green Policies and Operations.

Presentations from this full-day event are available below.
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The 2010 Governor’s Conference on Energy

The 2010 Governor's Conference on EnergyGovernor Bob McDonnell hosted “Virginia: Energy Capital of the East Coast — The Governor’s Conference on Energy” in Richmond on October 12–14, 2010. The Conference featured a comprehensive program covering every aspect of doing energy business in Virginia. Presentations and Video Clips from the event are available.

Visit the archived conference website.

4th Annual Greening Universities Conference

4th Annual Greening Universities Conference

The 4th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference was held October 22, 2009, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Highlights included

  • updates of Climate Action Plans at Virginia universities and colleges;
  • best practices in Green design and campus operations;
  • how universities and community colleges are tackling Green curricula that lead to Green jobs;
  • a tour of the LEED Platinum Rice Center and other Green projects of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Presentations from this full-day event are available below.
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2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference (COVES)

COVES 2008The 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference (COVES) was held September 17-19, 2008 in Richmond, Virginia. This event focused on “Meeting the Climate Change Challenge.” The Climate Change Challenge provided opportunities for policy solutions, technological innovation, and economic development.

COVES 2008 was Virginia’s premier statewide conference that showcased the actions that state and local governments, institutions, and businesses in Virginia and across the country are taking to meet the most pressing environmental and economic issue of this century.

The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, spoke at COVES 2008.

Click here to visit the archived COVES 2008 website for a photo gallery and presentations from the event.

VSBN’s 2008 Annual Meeting

One Planet Living: VSBN's Thirteenth Annual Meeting and CelebrationVSBN’s 13th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, “One Planet Living,” was held June 25, 2008, at the University of Richmond Jepson Center.

Features included Guest Speaker Greg Searle, Executive Director, BioRegional North America; Guest Speaker Daniel Slone, Attorney at Law, McGuire Woods; Tours of the University of Richmond LEED™ Projects; Green Products and Services Exhibits; Introduction of VSBN’s 2009 Board of Directors; and Presentation of 4th Annual Virginia Green Innovation Awards. Presentations from this full-day event are available below.
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