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.
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.
In an effort to disseminate information about sustainability programs in Virginia’s K-12 schools, VSBN gathered information from a sampling of school districts and created a report that is available as a resource on this website.
Greening Virginia’s K-12 Schools: A Case Study of Current Initiatives is based on a survey conducted during the Summer of 2008; all responses to the survey are included.
VSBN’s Third Annual State of High Performance Schools in Virginia was held May 8, 2008, in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia Alumni Association. Presentations from this full-day workshop on carbon trading and green building are available below. View event agenda.
VSBN organized the Second Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges on October 26, 2007, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hosted by the University of Virginia, this event featured best practices in campus design, Green buildings, facility operations, and campus sustainability initiatives. Documents and PowerPoint presentations from this event are listed below.
Also available is Greening Virginia Colleges and Universities—A Report on Progress. This report of greening initiatives at select institutions of higher learning in Virginia was compiled with cooperation from the universities and colleges included in the report.