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  • Thanks to our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Partners, and Planning Committee for their support in making the first Resilient Virginia Conference a great success!

    View the 2016 Resilient Virginia Conference presentations and slideshow now!

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  • Resilient Arlington: Building Awareness for Local Resiliency Planning

    Resilient ArlingtonResilient Arlington, a local project of Resilient Virginia, is working with area businesses and community representatives from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Sierra Club, Arlington Green, as well as numerous community volunteers. We also have engaged the participation of Arlington County Office of Emergency Management.

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  • The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

    Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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  • Sustainability pros and advocates in Southwest Virginia persevere amid skepticism, Tea Party opposition

    As coal-fired power plants become obsolete with ever-tightening restrictions on their emissions, lower-cost natural gas, and coal mines facing heightened scrutiny over their mining practices, the future of the Roanoke Valley can be seen through two very different lenses by city and county officials.

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  • Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

    As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department has recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet.

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  • Georgetown Climate Center

    logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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