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Pennsylvania-New Jersey Sustainability Symposium at Temple University

Mar 01, 2013 09:25PM

Temple University (TU) will host the Pennsylvania-New Jersey Sustainability Symposium, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 12. Coproduced by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council— a Philadelphia-based chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)—the third annual event is intended to inspire attendees to share best practices, address challenging questions and provide information about the latest in local planning, funding and technological advances related to sustainability in the Philadelphia region.

The half-day event will open with keynote talks by Mark Alan Hughes, distinguished senior fellow in architecture at PennDesign; James C. Fish, Jr., executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Waste Management; and Rob Powelson, chairman of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Panel discussions will cover topics such as energy management systems, green schools, building retrofits, sustainable business, electric cars, LEED/Energy Star issues and more. The Symposium will end with a luncheon featuring a panel of innovative, farm-to-table restaurateurs.

The USGBC, established in 1993, is the nation’s foremost coalition of building industry leaders that promote environmentally responsible construction that is profitable and healthy for dwellers. Formed in 2001, the DVGBC is the primary point of contact for users, agencies and companies in the Delaware Valley region that are interested in sustainable communities and environmentally responsible building practices.

Cost: $49, standard; $29, member; $10, student. Location: TU Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. For more information, visit

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