Rocky Mountain Green conference comes to Denver

USGBC kicks off its annual green building conference next week
USGBC will host its Rocky Mountain Green conference in Denver. (Photo: Unsplash)

The U.S. Green Building Council will host its annual conference, Rocky Mountain Green, in Denver on April 10-12 at the Embassy Suites at Hilton Denver Downtown. The conference will bring together building professionals and leaders in sustainability to address today’s green building challenges.

Kicking off a day of educational sessions on Thursday, David Bluestone, founder and partner at ClearPath Strategies, and Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc., will address green building and, critically, what the public understands about green building and sustainability.

In addition to Thursday’s education sessions, USGBC will host a number of special programming and networking events over the course of the conference.

  • Talent FX: Following the keynote on Thursday, students and young professionals can meet with USGBC leadership in a salon-style setting to discuss career development and professional growth. A LinkedIn expert will demonstrate to attendees how to make the most of the platform in their careers, and a photographer will be on hand to provide free professional headshots on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Women in Green Breakfast: This two-hour breakfast on Friday will bring together women in the building industry to celebrate the “culture of courage” as women adopt more assertive and powerful roles in their fields.
  • Workshops: Three half-day workshops will give attendees an in-depth look at the LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interiors Design and Construction (ID+C) rating systems; using ARC to achieve the LEED Operations and Maintenance (O+M) certification; and the LEED for Cities and Communities certification.
  • Offsite tours: Attendees can visit The Alliance Center to learn more about its DC project, which uses a direct current microgrid to power equipment, and Catalyst HTI, a healthcare-focused retail space working toward a WELL certification.
  • “Meet the Experts” at the GBCI Certification Work Zone: Two “Meet the Experts” sessions will give attendees a chance to ask questions about the GBCI certification process or about specific projects they are working on.

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Danielle Andrus

Danielle Andrus was previously the managing editor for Colorado Builder, and is currently Editor for the Journal of Financial Planning.

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