Best of Greenbuild

Thu, 05/03/2012 - 11:30am - 6:00pm


Online Registration is Closed.  Walk in Registration is Available.



 Don’t miss out on hearing what’s next for our region!  In 2013, the Greenbuild International Expo & Conference will bring 30,000+ sustainability advocates to our region. This year’s Best of Greenbuild conference envisions what visitors will see when they get here: sustainable schools and stadiums, revived community centers, celebrated historic buildings, national demonstration projects and energized leaders everywhere. 6.5 GBCI credits available to choose from during the conference. Light fare and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Best of Greenbuild has been approved for 6.5 GBCI CE Hours and 4.5 AIA CES/LUs!

Registration for this event closes Tuesday, May 1st at 3:00 PM. Register today!

11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Networking Garden & Vendor Floor Open, Refreshments

12:00 – 1:00

Opening Plenary     

What Will the World See in 2013?:  Counting Down to Greenbuild Philadelphia

A look ahead at a Sustainable Convention Center, a thriving Navy Yard, and promises from leading regional businesses, advocacy groups, and cultural institutions.     

Don Jones, Principal, EwingCole
Katherine Gajewski, Director, Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council
The Honorable Allyson Y. Schwartz, Member of Congress

A Message from
Honorable Michael Nutter,

Mayor of the City of Philadelphia


1:00 - 1:30  Networking Garden & Vendor Floor Open, Refreshments

Session 1A



Once and Future Buildings:
Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Visitors to Greenbuild 2013 are no doubt looking forward to seeing our region’s historic buildings, and this session will explore a new study that has helped quantify their environmental and economic value.

Paul Vernon, Director, Planning & Urban Design, KSK Architects
Kristen Suzda, Project Architect, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
Eugene Schiavo, Principal, Kitchen & Associates

Best of Greenbuild is worth a total of 6.5 CEUs!

Steve Finkelman,
Kitchen & Associates (Moderator)     

Session 1B


Next Generation Leadership:
Emerging Professionals Take on the World

Energy.  Enthusiasm.  Action.   Hear Micro-Case Studies in Sustainability from the next generation of green building leaders.

Kimberly Lewis, U.S. Green Building Council
Fern Gookin
, Director of Sustainability, Revolution Recovery
Marguerite Anglin, Architect & Associate, Wallace Roberts & Todd
Angela Matchica, Lighting Designer & Electrical Engineer, EwingCole
Alex Dews, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
Andrea Hauber, Lighting Designer, Ballinger
Kimberly King, Lighting Designer, The Lighting Practice

Mike Misciagna, Controls Specialist, Lutron
Ryan Linton, Lighting Designer, Grenald Waldron Associates
Jamie-Marie Adjemian, Principal & Interior Designer, General Habitat

Best of Greenbuild is worth a total of 6.5 CEUs!

Thank you to our session partner            

Aaron Roche, STV Construction, Inc.


Session 1C


An Energy Efficient Economy: The Next Regional Game Changer

Hear from local experts about changes to our regional economy as market factors, government investment & private stakeholders are changing the landscape for energy efficiency. Featuring:

Joyce Ferris, Blue Hill Partners
Jeff Bartos, The Mark Group
Laurie Actman, Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster
Gerard Sweeney, President & Chief Executive Officer, Brandywine Realty Trust

Best of Greenbuild is worth a total of 6.5 CEUs!


 Steve Wray,
The Economy League



2:30 – 3:00  Networking Garden & Vendor Floor Open, Refreshments

Session 2A


The Proof for a New Sustainability Equation:
High Performance Schools = High Performance Kids

Hear case studies from around our region in Allentown School District, Philadelphia School District and Wilmington School District. Can green schools not only save districts money but also improve the educational experience of students?

Kevin Campbell, President & CEO, Barry Isett & Associates
Jane Rath, Principal, SMP Architects

David Ade, Principal, SMP Architects
Ian Van Wert, Upper School Environmental Science Teacher, Germantown Friends' School
Joshua Klineman, Teacher, Kensington CAPA
Donna McCormick-Miller, Principal, Makefield Elementary School
Anna Zygmunt, Student

Eliza Daeschler, Student, Germantown Friends' School
Richard Lebron, Student, Kensington CAPA


Best of Greenbuild is worth a total of 6.5 CEUs!

Nathaniel Allen, Green Schools Advocacy

Session 2B



Doing Good Through Good Design:
Sustainable Design Competition Awards


Young professionals and students from around the country have submitted designs for making Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Centers more usable and sustainable…find out who won and hear about the winning designs!

Scott Ritchie, Associate, SMP Architects                            
Thomas Halliwell, Duffield Associates
John Hanson, Principal, Hanson General Contracting
Fredda Lippes, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

Best of Greenbuild is worth a total of 6.5 CEUs!

Mark Focht, First Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia  Parks & Recreation

4:00 - 4:30  Networking Garden & Vendor Floor Open, Refreshments

Session 3

4:30 - 6:00

Can Sports Stadiums Sell Sustainability?:   
A Roundtable with Regional Major League Sports Teams

Hear representatives from the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Philadelphia Union.

Leonard Bonnaci, Director of Event Operations, Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Tobin, Philadelphia Phillies

Mary Ann Gettis, Manager, Marketing Initiatives, Philadelphia Phillies
Bram Reynolds, General Manager, Global Spectrum
Carolyn White, Director of Operations, Global Spectrum

Best of Greenbuild is worth a total of 6.5 CEUs!

Alex Mulcahy, Publisher of
GRID Magazine


REGISTER for the Best of Greenbuild Conference TODAY!

Best of Greenbuild Panelist and Speaker Bios HERE!

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Major Sustainable Design Compitition Support Provided By:


THANK YOU TO OUR HOST:                                               




An Energy Efficient Economy Session Sponsor:                                     Brandywine Realty Trust
                                                                                                              Cozen O'Connor

Once and Future Buildings Session Sponsors:                                      Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox
                                                                                                              CPM Housing Group                                                                                                          

Green Schools Education Session Sponsors:                                        Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

Emerging Professionals Take on the World:                                          Revolution Recovery
                                                                                        Wallace Roberts & Todd

                                                                                        Philadelphia University



Liberty Property Trust
Northend Barriers
Illuminations, Inc.
Associated Spec Consultants
Jones Lang LaSalle
Illuminating Engineering Society Philadelphia Section
Zurn Engineered Water Solutions

Advanced Enviro-Systems
Diversified Lighting Associates
Skyland USA