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Calendar 2005


December 2005

5-7
Greening the American Home
Coral Gables, FL
Preserve, protect, and delight. What we design and build has a profound impact on the planet, our communities, and our lives. Integrating these conflicting priorities challenges even the most-forward thinking residential professionals. Frequently, we lose sight of the bigger issues in sustainable design while parsing products in green spec guides. residential architect magazine's second annual conference looks at the broader landscape of livable design, focusing on the essential themes that inform all great residential architecture.
www.reinventionconf.com
13-16
Ecobuild Federal / AEC-ST Federal
Washington Convention Center
Ecobuild Federal will deliver the federal government building and construction decision makers to you. The conference and co-located events are designed to attract all segments of the public sector plus private sector professionals from the entire building and construction industry.
www.ecobuildfederal.com/

November 2005

5-6
Green Festival
San Francisco Concourse, San Francisco, CA
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.
www.greenfestivals.com/article.php?list=type&type=28
7-8
The Building Materials Reuse and Recycling: Deconstruction '05 International Conference
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia
The Building Materials Reuse and Recycling: Deconstruction '05 International Conference, with the Annual Meeting of the Building Materials Reuse Association and 2nd US EPA Region 4 Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Workshop.
www.decon05.com/
9-11
The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Georgia World Congress Center
The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo brings the industry together under one roof. Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor (see full schedule) and ample networking events give you unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest innovations, exchange ideas and develop new business relationships.
www.greenbuildexpo.org/default.asp
14-18
Natural Building & Renewable Energy
This week long course provides an overview of natural building, and covers how to use solar, wind, and water power to generate electricity for homes. Architects, builders, home owners and students will gain an excellent introduction to the art and science of natural building materials, techniques, and design considerations
www.solarenergy.org/workshops/workshop.php?id=30

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October 2005

1
Green Buildings Open House
Throughout the Northeast, homes and other buildings are taking advantage of clean renewable energy and other green building technologies. On Saturday, October 1 from 10am to 4pm, hundreds of these buildings will open their doors to the public for the Green Buildings Open House, featuring the National Solar Tour.
www.nesea.org/buildings/openhouse/
5-9
Solar Power 2005
Hyatt Regency Capital Hill, Washington, DC
SOLAR POWER 2005 is the can't-be-missed event for anyone involved in or interested in learning about solar technologies and markets. Solar electric (photovoltaics), solar water heating, and concentrating solar power will all be covered at Solar Power 2005.
www.solarpowerconference.com
6-7
2005 Integrated Design Integrated Development Conference: The Human Face of Green Design
AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
IDID is coming in October this year! The conference will be at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center at Crawford Notch, NH. The Highland Center is a newly constructed environmentally innovative facility in one of the White Mountains' most spectacular settings. It just received an award from the AIANH Excellence in Architecture program and has received other honors and accolades as well. It is the perfect site for a conference on sustainable design and development, and at the perfect time of year, October 6-7. The foliage will be brilliant. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for our third Integrated Design Integrated Development Conference.
10-12
5th Annual Empire Energy & Environmental Exposition (E4TM)
Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
The mission of the Empire Energy & Environmental Exposition is to stimulate business development, awareness and growth opportunities through networking and educational seminars; act as an information clearinghouse for market, regulatory, technical, and financial information, and serve as the voice for informing government and business leaders about the needs and economic opportunities of the energy and environmental industry.
store.mountainmedia.com/eba-nys/calendar.cfm?do=detail&d=3191&c=4943&p=29536
20-22
International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network
Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
In this international conference we will examine the intertwined issues of energy, agriculture, and finance as an example of creating regional sustainable development in a globalized society. These issues are often pursued in isolation, for example, as sustainable energy, as sustainable agriculture, and as socially responsible investment or, more likely, as "the market." Energy, agriculture, and finance operate on increasingly global scales: what place is there for development of sustainable energy and agriculture on a regional basis? How do we finance regional sustainable development?
www.greeningofindustry.org/gin2005-2.htm
26-28
The Energy & Environmental Building Association's 2005 Excellence in Building Conference and Expo
Colorado Springs, Colorado
For 23 years EEBA has been providing the industry with the best in building performance education and this year will be no different. Join Joseph Lstiburek, Mark LaLiberte, Betsy Pettit, John Straube, John Proctor, Paula Sonkin and many more industry experts who will break it all down and help you get it done!

This year the conference will feature: EEBA Applied Demonstration, translating classroom education into real life application; EEBA Expo, with 80+ exhibits, featuring the latest technologies and applications; over 60 educational sessions presented by the industry's best professionals and practitioners.
www.eeba.org/conference/
27
New Hampshire Pollution Prevention Conference
New England Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Pollution prevention is critical not only in safeguarding our environment, but also refining company processes and improving bottomline. At this conference, you will discuss varioius pollution prevention strategies that can be incorporated into your business. Your presenters will be experts from business, industry, government, and academia.
www.learn.unh.edu/pollution/
30 - 11/1
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting
Cincinnati Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH
The conference will include 16 topical conferences and over 600 sessions, covering everything from advances in fundamentals, to the newest developments in emerging technologies including bioengineering, nanotechnology, and sustainability. More than 4,000 engineers and scientists are expected to attend.
www.aiche.org/conferences/annual/index.htm

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September 2005

7-9
Region 8 2005 Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Location is still being determined.
Communication among agencies is vital to success in assisting and educating individuals and businesses to prevent pollution. The network available for this purpose in EPA Region 8 is the Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. To facilitate the Roundtable, Peaks to Prairies:

Serves as a focal point for collection and distribution of pollution prevention information in the region
Organizes monthly or bi-monthly conference calls for the Region 8 P2 Advisory Board consisting of EPA funded state P2 program directors
Maintains a list serve for discussion of regionally relevant P2 issues
Organizes an annual roundtable meeting to set pollution prevention goals and plan for the coming year.
peakstoprairies.org/network/roundtable/
15-17
Greening of the Campus VI: Extending Connections
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
Bridging the culture and practices that support the environmental commitment of colleges and universities.
www.bsu.edu/greening/
19-21
Air Quality V
Arlington, Virginia
The Air Quality Conference is the premier international conference on mercury, trace elements, SO3, and particulate matter and is focused on bringing representatives from industry, environmental groups, the research community, and state and federal government together in one place to present and discuss the most critical issues facing our nation and world.
www.undeerc.org/AQV/
19-23
National Pollution Prevention Week 2005
National Pollution Prevention Week is traditionally celebrated nationally the third full week of September, from Monday to the following Sunday. It is a time when businesses, environmental groups and citizens can join forces for a common cause. By sharing information about pollution prevention (P2), businesses can become more competitive, businesses and government can realize cost savings, and environmental quality can be enhanced.
www.p2.org/p2week/
22
8th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show P2: Planting the Seeds of Change
Get an inside look at how award-winning facilities have embraced change within their organizations to implement pollution prevention initiatives. These changes result in enhanced protection of the environment and potential cost reduction. Hear directly from companies and organizations such as the Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology & Safe Materials Institute, Eli Lilly & Company, Cinergy Corporation, Madison Chemical Co., Inc., and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management about successful P2 projects implemented here in Indiana .
www.in.gov/idem/oppta/p2/partners/conference/
24-25
Green Festival
Washington, DC
More than inspirational speakers, the Green Festival seeks to create a multi-dimensional experience for attendees including networking, green technology demonstrations and ways to meet people in your community.
www.greenfestivals.com/
26-28
Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo
Engineering Green Buildings provides a forum for introducing green-building processes and products into the non-residential mechanical engineering community. It also provides a forum for the mechanical-engineering community to learn or refine engineering skills to meet the challenges of green-building design, construction, operations, maintenance, and commissioning.
www.egbregistration.com/
28-30
WRPPN Annual P2 Conference
Granlibakken Conference Center, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Learn about current and upcoming local, state and federal environmental initiatives by meeting and creating relationships with environmental leaders and innovators from all over the region, every level of government, business & industry and the non-governmental community. Whether you are a small business owner, technical assistance provider, environmental manager/coordinator, or just a concerned citizen, this conference has something for you and for anyone who cares about the state of our environment and how it affects our public health.
www.westp2net.org/Conf05/index.cfm

August 2005

6-12
ISES 2005 Solar World Congress
Please join the American Solar Energy Society, the International Solar Energy Society and all of the other participating organizations in Orlando, Florida, August 6-12, 2005 as we welcome the ISES Solar World Congress back to the United States. Join leading researchers, scientist, engineers, architects, designers and other renewable energy professionals from around the world at this comprehensive program.
www.swc2005.org/
22-24
2nd Sustainable Range Management Conference & Exhibition
The 2nd Sustainable Range Management Conference & Exhibition is designed to facilitate exchange of information among all stakeholders concerned with how military ranges and training areas can be used to test and evaluate weapon systems and train DoD personnel without conflicting with economic, environmental, safety and other concerns. The technical program will consider the many range-related issues that must be resolved to sustain the military's ability to conduct realistic training into the foreseeable future. Topic areas to be addressed include: Infrastructure, Operations, Maintenance, Encroachment, Environmental Responsibilities, Outreach and New Technologies.
www.battelle.org/environment/er/conferences/range/
25 - 26
2005 Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Summer Conference
Conference topics include sustainable transportation-shared car programs, The Harbor Project, Sustainable Recreation, and more.
www.glrppr.org/meetings/NewYork2005/
29 - 31
24th Annual Congress & Exposition of The National Recycling Coalition's Annual Congress & Expo "Heartland of Recycling"
Minneapolis, MN
The Annual Congress & Exposition is NRC's annual education and networking event and is considered the premiere national event for recycling professionals. We offer attendees:
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exposition Hall
  • Tours
  • Social Opportunities

www.nrc-recycle.org/congress/index.htm

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July 2005

6 - 14
ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry
The weeklong program will feature a number of activities designed to provide a solid foundation in green chemistry to all participants:
  • presentations by leading researchers and educators in green chemistry,
  • laboratory experiments,
  • collaborative problem-solving projects,
  • student presentations, and
  • discussions on the role of green chemistry in solving global challenges.

McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada
www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=greenchemistryinstitute%5csummer_school%5c2005gcsummer.html
9
Sustainability Fair 2005: Shining a Light on Sustainable Choices
All day Saturday, July 9th, 9 to 5:30, at Depot Rotary Park, in beautiful downtown Livingston, Montana. Worried about rising gas and energy prices? Want to learn how to get off the grid? Whether you're ready to go solar or are just looking for ways to reduce your "ecological footprint," you'll find choices for more sustainable living at CNR's Sustainability Fair 2005.
www.northrock.org/sustainability_fair.shtml
17 - 19
Environmental Stewardship in Transportation
The TRB Committee for Waste Management in Transportation promotes the transportation industry's evolution from a solid and hazardous waste remediation and management approach to a waste minimization approach through the development and integration of proactive environmental management systems (including sustainability concepts) into transportation programs.
Charlotte, North Carolina
www.doh.dot.state.nc.us/preconstruct/highway/geotech/trb

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June 2005

1 - 2
9th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable & 2005 CCME P2 Awards
Canada's foremost pollution prevention (P2) event of 2004 is set. What better setting than our Nation's capital where mainstreaming P2 into the national policy and regulatory framework is becoming commonplace. Pollution prevention has demonstrated itself as a managerial catalyst, paradigm reformer and a bridge connecting economic development and environmental protection. P2 has become one of the most effective ways to put the concept of sustainable development into practice.
Victoria, British Columbia
www.c2p2online.com/main.php3?session=&section=98&doc_id=65
1 - 3
Greening the Heartland 2005
The City of Chicago and the U. S. Green Building Council's - Chicago and Regional Heartland Chapters are proud to be this year's hosts of the Greening the Heartland Conference-Cost, Practice and Policy. Buildings and cities will not achieve high levels of sustainability unless the businesses, transit, utilities, homeowners, industry and agriculture that support and define them are sustainable themselves. The City of Chicago has become "The Living Laboratory" where academia, business and community leaders, can integrate with government and community organizations to explore, develop and support enterprise models based on the tenets of sustainability.
Palmer House, Chicago IL
www.greeningtheheartland.org
1-2
2005 Northwest P2 Roundtable
The Northwest Pollution Prevention Roundtable and the Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable are joining forces to organize a vibrant P2 conference for Canada and the Northwest. PPRC always attempts to leverage on good opportunities as they arise. So, when PPRC learned that the national 2005 Canadian P2 Roundtable would be held in Victoria, British Columbia, PPRC took a keen interest. Both the meeting organizer, the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention, and PPRC felt that working together would offer professionals from across Canada and the Northwest US an excellent chance to network and learn from each other. As a result, the 2005 Northwest P2 Roundtable will be hosted by the Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable.
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
Victoria, B.C. Canada
www.pprc.org/networking/rrt.cfm
6-7
Cradle to Cradle Design & Intelligent Materials Pooling in Practice
In a world where increasing attention is being paid to the impact our business activities have on the health of our communities and our biosphere, Cradle to Cradle Design is being embraced as a powerful new framework for thinking about how we can build more beautiful products and a healthier bottom line, while having a fully beneficial impact on the world around us.
Silicon Valley, CA.
www.globalcommunity.org/business/braungart.shtml
7 - 8
International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2005
We are pleased to announce that the '11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference with special streams on Industrial Ecology and European Environmental Policy' has generated a lot of international interest among researchers in universities and research institutions, government officials working for environmental policy, private companies concerned over corporate social responsibility and environmental management and others involved with the global challenge of sustainable development. We have already received 500 abstracts for presentations at this 11th Annual Conference. At present, the list of participants covers 40 countries and all continents in the world and the conference has been extended into a three day event.
Helsinki, Finland
www.uta.fi/conference/sdrc2005/
13 - 15
The 2005 Business and Sustainability Conference: The Promise and Challenge of Sustainable Development
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY
http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conference.cfm?id=857&event=673&view=topics&nav=default
17 - 19
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Each year thousands of people from around the world celebrate the summer solstice at MREA's Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair. This three-day festival is the world's largest venue to learn about renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. The Fair offers: over 100 workshops presented by experts from across the US ; working demonstrations of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies; products that help consumers save money, save energy, and protect the environment; special workshops and entertainment for children and families, and a friendly festival atmosphere.
ReNew the Earth Institute
Custer, WI
www.the-mrea.org/energy_fair.php
20-22
Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance
Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI
The Multi-State Working Group promotes improving the nation's environment through better performance and enhanced sustainability. MSWG disseminates information about states' efforts in developing and testing new environmental management tools and policies, and coordinates a broad base of indicators that measure environmental improvement across the United States. MSWG seeks to sustain long-term environmental improvement and integrate it into the nation's culture.
www.mswg.org
20 - 23
Ecobuild America 2005 Conference
Ecobuild America will address the estimated $15 billion worth of green buildings currently in design or under construction in the US, representing 12-15% of total public construction and 2% of private sector construction. Ecobuild America will be accompanied by product educational sessions for design and construction professionals will feature the latest innovations in green building materials and energy and technology, with particular emphasis on sustainable growth, green building, and environmental design. This gathering promises to feature the most comprehensive congregation of green building programs and technologies ever assembled - a showcase for this rapidly expanding and dynamic industry.
Orlando, Florida
www.ecobuildamerica.com/
20 - 24
Taking Measure of Green Progress: Opportunities to Meet Global Challenges
Joint Meeting of the 2nd International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry and the 9th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Hotel Washington Washington, DC
www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=greenchemistryinstitute\conference\greenchem2005.html

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May 2005

2 - 3
Fourth Annual GreenTrading Summit: Emissions, Renewables & Negawatts
McGraw-Hill Conference Center, New York City
Using Green Trading or Environmental Financial Trading to facilitate environmental remediation, American companies and U.S.-based multinationals are discovering a means for technology transfer and liquidity enhancement.
www.greentradingsummit.com
4 - 6
Third Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, Awards, & Trade Show
Renaissance Washington, Washington, DC
The conference is organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), an association of public and private organizations working to develop the green roof industry for the past four years. The conference is co-hosted by the Government of the District of Columbia.
www.greenroofs.org/washington/
23-25
Second National Zero Waste Action Conference "Building Zero Waste Communities: Tools to Take Home"
Pace University, New York, NY
Two great minds of the 21 st Century are on the Zero Waste bandwagon .are you? Come hear and meet with Peter Montague, Co-Director of the Environmental Research Foundation and Editor of RACHEL's Environmental and Health News , on "Zero Waste and the Precautionary Principle," and David Morris, Vice President of the Institute for Local Self-R eliance and Director of the New Rules Project, on "the Power and Importance of Changing Local Rules to Create a Zero Waste Society."
www.grrn.org/conference2005/

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April 2005

6 - 7
6th Annual Environmentally Preferable and Recycled Product Trade Show
The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) invites you to its 6th Annual Environmentally Preferable & Recycled Product Trade Show. You may have noticed that we changed our name to acknowledge the fact that our show attracts products and services beyond strictly recycled-content products (RCP) to include a wide array of environmentally preferable products (EPP).
www.cce.csus.edu/cts/tradeshow/
11 - 14
National Environmental Partnership 2005 Summit - Advancing Environmental Stewardship Through Collaboration
A merger of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Spring Conference, the National Compliance Assistance Providers Forum, and the Performance Track Participants Association annual meeting.
Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL
www.environmentalsummit.org/
11 - 14
Joint Services Environmental Management Conference
We are pleased to announce that this year's Conference will combine two major events - the Joint Services Environmental Management Conference (JSEM) and NDIA's Environment & Energy Division's Annual Symposium. This united Conference is designed to support and enhance environmental programs within the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies.
www.jsemconference.com/2005/
22
Earth Day
Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet.
www.earthday.gov/
30 - 5/1
4th Annual Living Green Expo
The 2005 Living Green Expo will feature over 220 exibitors of products, resources, services, and information on a variety of topics.
Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Grandstand Building
www.livinggreen.org/

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March 2005

1 - 3
POWER-GEN Renewable Energy
POWER-GEN Renewable Energy brings together the renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro power, geothermal energy, ocean/tidal, and biomass), renewable fuels (biofuels, ethanol, methanol, and biodiesel), and emerging energy technology (hydrogen systems, fuel cells, microturbines and energy storage) sectors of the energy industry to discuss the key technical, regulatory, structural, economic and market issues impacting their commercial future.
Las Vegas Hilton
pgre05.events.pennnet.com/
7 - 9
ENVIRONMENT '05
Join FET at its 20th Anniversary Environmental Conference and Exhibition. Come celebrate the achievements and progress made in the environmental field during the last two decades. Milwaukee Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, WI
www.fetinc.org/
8
What It Means to Be Green in Europe
The European Union (EU) has initiated a labeling effort known as 'The Flower'. Designed to make product selection easier for the environmentally-conscious, the EU Eco-label scheme covers a diverse range of 21 product groups, including cleaners, and is expanding into services such as tourist accommodation. This talk, presented by the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) will describe the labeling process.
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
www.turi.org/content/content/view/full/2136/
13
2005 National Green Building Conference
Plan to attend the National Green Building Conference March 13-15, 2005 to find out why a growing number of home builders are "Greening the American Dream" by making cost-effective business decisions that also help the environment.
Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
www.nahb.org/meeting_details.aspx?meetingID=3249§ionID=121
15 - 17
Building Energy 2005
We want you to discover why Building Energy 2005 promises to be your best opportunity to gather and share with the renewable energy and green building professionals who are shaping the Practice of Sustainability.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Location: Boston, Mass.
www.be05.org/Pages/Home.html

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February 2005

15 - 17
Building & Design Exchange
An Event Dedicated to Commercial Construction Professionals
McCormick Place, Chicago
www.abcaevents.org
23 - 24
Conference on Renewable Energy in the Upper Midwest!
An event evolving from five successful Wind Energy Conferences! The previous Wind Energy and Rural Development in North Dakota Conference has been expanded to incorporate additional renewable energy topics of particular interest to advancing energy independence and economic development opportunities in the region.
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
www.undeerc.org/reconference/

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January 2005

13 - 14
4th Annual UMass Green Chemistry Conference
Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center: 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA 02723
www.turi.org/content/content/view/full/2201/
14
H2E Teleconference and Workshop in Twin Falls
Information on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and what to expect when an EPA inspector comes to your door will be featured.... Attendance is free and lunch will be provided.
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, Boardroom: 1586 Blue Lakes Blvd N, Twin Falls, ID
www.deq.state.id.us/multimedia_assistance/hospitals/h2e.cfm#rcra_conf
24
Green Chemistry for the Biotech and High Tech Industries
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Alumni Lounge - North Campus, Lowell, MA 01854
www.turi.org/content/content/view/full/2200/

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