Category Archives: Resources

High Performance Buildings in Virginia (2006)

High Performance Buildings in Virginia -- 2006 EEBA ConferenceVSBN organized the October 10 track on High Performance Buildings in Virginia at the 2006 Excellence in Building Conference & EXPO. The 2006 conference was organized by the Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) and held October 10-12, 2006 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Presentations from the High Performance Buildings in Virginia track are available below.
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Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges

Greening Virginia Universities and CollegesGreening Virginia Universities and Colleges was held September 26, 2006, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This one-day conference focused on best practices in green school design, energy management, and renewable technology, as well as green curriculum and sustainable planning. With guest speaker David Orr, Program Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College.

The event was co-sponsored by VSBN, James Madison University, VA DMME, Virginia Sustainable Future Forum, APPA, AASHE, SCUP, SACUBO, and others.

Presentations from the event are available below.
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VSBN’s 2006 Annual Meeting

Global Change, Local SolutionsGlobal Change, Local Solutions was the theme of VSBN’s 11th Annual Meeting, held on June 9, 2006 in Charlottesville, Virginia. This event included presentation of the Virginia Green Innovation Awards, local speakers on Sustainable Community and Business Initiatives, a Reception and Artivision Art Show, an evening concert by John McCutcheon, and a Green Building Construction Tour of the LEED®-Registered Charlottesville Transit Center Building.

Presentations from this event are available below.
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High Performance Schools: A Regional and International Perspective (2006)

High Performance Schools SymposiumHigh Performance Schools: A Regional and International Perspective, was co-sponsored by VSBN and held in Washington, DC on April 24, 2006. Event features included Regional Best Practices, the Winners of the Montgomery County, MD and USGBC-NCR Emerging Green Builders Portable Classroom Design Challenge, and special evening speaker, Stefan Behnisch. Cosponsors included AIA-Northern VA, CEFPI Foundation and Charitable Trust, Metro Washington COG, Montgomery County, MD Public Schools, US DOE, U.S. EPA, and Emerging Green Builders (USGBC-NCR).

Presentations from this event are available below.
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Virginia’s Sustainable Future Summit 3

Virginia's Sustainable Future Summit 3Virginia’s Sustainable Future Summit 3 was held September 13-14, 2005 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Organized by VSBN, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Manufacturers Association, VA Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, and other public and private partners, this event featured workshops, a high-performance schools session, plenary speakers, and a green building tour.

Presentations from this event are available below.
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Greening the Hospitality Industry Conference (2004)

Greening the Hospitality Industry ConferenceVSBN organized the February 2004 Greening the Hospitality Industry Conference, held in Warrenton, Virginia. This two-day event included case studies, updates on new Green hospitality industry guidelines, and “hands-on” workshops on “Greening your Facility” and “How to Plan a Green Meeting.”

Browse our archived website from this event to review the Agenda, Speaker List, Sponsors, and more.

Virginia’s Sustainable Future II Conference

Virginia's Sustainable Future II ConferenceVirginia’s Sustainable Future II, held June 6-8, 2001 in Richmond, Virginia, was the second statewide sustainability conference held in the Commonwealth. VSF II celebrated successes and charted the future of sustainable development in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Major themes of this event included Sustainable Communities, The Built Environment, Transportation Innovations, Business & Industrial Stewardship, Energy Solutions, and Natural Resources; conference participants heard from nationally known speakers and local experts.

Browse our archived website from this event to review the Agenda, Speaker List, Sponsors, and more.

This event was followd by Virginia’s Sustainable Future Summit 3 in September 2005 and the Commonwealth of Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference (COVES) in 2008.

Virginia’s Sustainable Future (1999)

VSF1Virginia’s Sustainable Future: Solutions for the Environment, Businesses, and Communities was held June 16–18, 1999 in Richmond. This first-ever statewide sustainability conference in Virginia attracted community, business and government representatives striving to meet the needs of the present without compromising the sustainability of Virginia’s future.

Click here to view the event page as it appeared in 1999.

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