Turner Construction Company, praised for its pioneering work in sustainable building, will be joining with the National Building Museum to co-sponsor the first-ever green conference promoting leadership in sustainable construction for both the K-12 and Higher Education sectors. Entitled “Greening the Schools,” event will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2005.
The conference will explore the changing design and building trends of sustainable construction in education and encourage innovative ways to create and implement sustainability in high performance and energy efficient schools.
Keynoter Randy Croxton, FAIA, Principal of Croxton Collaborative Architects in New York City, an award-winning educational facility planning and design firm, with over 25 years of experience in sustainable design, will address recent trends in the growing industry of environmental design and construction. Additional speakers include Edwin Pinero, Federal Environmental Executive from the Office of Federal Environmental Executive and Stephen Kellert, a Yale University professor in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
The two panel discussions titled “Building Green at the K-12 Level” and “Building Green in Higher Education” will include innovators and distinguished leaders in the field of sustainable design, building, and policy-making. The panelists will offer their views on sustainable construction, environmental responsibility and the future of green building and design in the U.S. education community.
Registration for the conference begins at 12:30 p.m.