Presentations, including those from the Virginia Sustainable Building Network archive, are provided below.

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  • Resilient Virginia News: August 2019

    The Virginia Clean Energy Summit: 9/17; Resilient Virginia Conference: Sessions Reflect Rural/Urban Theme; Land and Natural Resource Use Loom Large for Climate Impact; Local Education on Electric Vehicles; events; more.

  • Rural Resiliency Forum 2018

    Rural Resiliency Forum
    Resilient Virginia’s Rural Resiliency Forum was held October 23, 2018 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Presentations from this event are now available.

  • The 2018 Virginia Resilient Future Meeting

    Thanks to participants of the February 2 Virginia Resilient Future Meeting!

    View the Resilient Virginia Accomplishments presentation below.

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  • 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 ... Read more...

  • 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 ... Read more...

  • Energy & Sustainability Conference: January 2013

    VCU Energy & Sustainability ConferenceVirginia 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.

  • VSBN’s 2012 Annual Meeting

    VSBN's 17th Annual MeetingVSBN’s 17th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, “Highlighting Sustainable Community Initiatives,” was held June 28, 2012 at Ducard Vineyard in Madison County, Virginia. Mary Paul Smith Jespersen, Senior Commercial Advisor of the Royal Danish Embassy, spoke about their energy self-sufficient island.

  • 5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference

    5th Annual Greening Virginia Universities ConferenceVSBN’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; and Green Policies and Operations.

  • VSBN’s 2011 Annual Meeting

    VSBN's 16th Annual Meeting VSBN’s 16th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting, “Living City Block: Creating Resilient, Highly Efficient Cities One Block at a Time,” was held June 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Presentations from this event are available on this website.

  • 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.