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January 2006

C&D World Exposition & Show 2006
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL
C&D World, the official show of the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA), offers construction and demolition recycling professionals the opportunity to network with leading industry executives, suppliers and consultants from across North America.
US Composting Council 14th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuqueque, NM
The Annual Conference & Trade Show provides the national forum for those involved in the development and expansion of the composting and wood waste recycling industry.
6th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment Energy for a Sustainable and Secure Future
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC
The 6th National Conference will identify opportunities for science and technology to improve the decisions that define our energy future. Participants will explore the central issues relating to energy and society at the intersection of science, policy and the environment.
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Beef up your competitive edge and score big with high performance strategies and tools at the fourth annual Better Buildings: Better Business Conference to be held January 30-31, 2006 at the KALAHARI Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

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February 2006

National Biodiesel Conference 2006
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
With more than 1,500 people expected to attend, the National Biodiesel Board has added more than 50 booths to the Expo this year, bringing the total number of exhibitor spaces upwards of 125. Attendees include biodiesel producers and marketers; fuel distributors; biodiesel consumers; feedstock growers and processors; farmers; local, state and federal government representatives; fleet managers; and other industry stakeholders.
2nd Annual Federal Electronics Stewardship Conference
U.S General Services Administration (GSA) Auditorium, Washington DC.
The second annual Federal Electronics Stewardship Conference will showcase success stories of Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) partners, as well as provide an opportunity for FEC partners and other federal facilities to share ideas and discuss best practices related to environmentally sound electronics purchasing, use, and end-of-life management. The conference agenda will also contain a number of special topics addressing current issues related to electronics stewardship.
International Roofing Expo
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
If you are serious about improving your productivity and your company's bottom line, join other top industry professionals at the refocused and revitalized International Roofing Expo. This is the must-attend event for commercial and residential roofing construction and maintenance professionals to stay abreast of market directions, trends and cutting-edge technology, while attending educational events on the latest issues and networking with colleagues.

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March 2006

2006 Building Energy Conference and Trade Show: The Practice of Sustainability: Proven, Profitable, Partnership
Boston, MA
At NESEA we recognize and respond to the crucial connections between the generation and use of energy and the whole systems that sustain planetary health. When it comes to the practice of sustainability, we believe that the work that you do, your capacity and ambition, should not be bound by your professional discipline. We want to introduce you to people and ideas that will extend your reach.
Towards Sustainability: Western Regional Conference and Expo
California State University, Chico CA
Towards Sustainability: Western Regional Conference and Expo is a collaborative effort between academic, community, government and industry leaders to provide a forum for information sharing, thoughtful inquiry, and enhanced commitment to the benefits of sustainability.
Northwest Sustainability Conference 2006
Strengthen Your Hope For the Future
Mountaineers Conference Center,Seattle, Washington
This conference is an opportunity to learn about recent developments in sustainability practices, especially those in the Pacific Northwest. Over 40 professionals and community leaders who have dedicated their lives to working for a more sustainable future will lead sessions. Speeches, workshops and films will cover topics including Simpler Living, Clean Energy, Eating for Sustainability, Waste Reduction, Green Building to name a few. The goal of the conference is to provide practical information, methods, and resources to empower attendees to live their lives and practice their work more sustainably.
National Green Building Conference
Plan to attend the National Green Building Conference 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. The goal at this conference is to provide all attendees, exhibitors, presenters and sponsors with an outstanding opportunity to improve their knowledge, increase their contacts, and generate productive networking.
20 - 23
Joint Services Environmental Management Conference
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
The theme of 2006 JSEM is Transformation, highlighting the many new and innovative ways the Department of Defense, other Federal agencies, states, the defense industry, and our partners are transforming how we are meeting our mission needs while protecting the environment.
NeoCon West
Show of multiple components including issues such as LEED, Green Construction, and sustainability issues.

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April 2006

10 - 12
POWER-GEN Renewable Energy & Fuels
Las Vegas Hilton
Attend the third annual POWER-GEN Renewable Energy, America's premier all-renewables conference and exhibition designed to move renewables into the mainstream of the energy sector. POWER-GEN Renewable Energy is the industry's must-attend event of the year for bringing end users and suppliers together for an educational and interactive event.
Green Construction
San Jose Convention Center
Last year over $8 billion was spent on green building and that number is expected to increase significantly. Learn how you can benefit from the green movement by attending Green Construction 2006.
18 - 20
The 4th Health Care Conference on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Green Buildings
Seattle, Washington
CleanMed is the premier national conference for environmental leaders in health care. The agenda for 2006 includes:
  • Preconference workshop on green building (April 18, 2006)
  • Design and Operation of Green Buildings
  • Environmentally Preferable Products for Health Care
  • Reducing Waste and Toxicity
  • Healthy Food in Health Care
100 Percent Day (Computer Collection/Reuse Event)
Throughout the U.S.
The Computer Reuse Coalition is sponsoring 100 Percent Day, an effort to collect 100,000 PC's throughout the U.S. to increase the public's involvement in reusing working computers, when possible, prior to recycling. On average, 100,000 PCs are taken out of service on a daily basis in the United States. If just 10% of those computers were refurbished, more than 3.5 million computers could be provided to schools and low income families by the end of the decade. The Coalition hopes to quantify any April 21st or April 22nd Earth Day electronic-Waste collection events at www.100PercentDay.org. For more information or to register your collection (for free) see the 100 Percent Day web site.

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May 2006

Federal Environmental Symposium
Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
The purpose of this Symposium is to provide and exchange information, and hear from our colleagues and experts on environmental stewardship efforts. The Federal community has an excellent opportunity to lead by example through its own sustainable practices. Sustainable environmental stewardship will help us meet our missions and our obligations to all Americans in effective and efficient ways.
Green Design Solutions: Education for a Green Today
Atlanta, Georgia The 2006 Green Design Solutions conference will focus on hot green topics such as Mixed-use project, Construction, Schools, Finance and more. This 2-day conference will bring together industry professionals and environmental building leaders all with one common goal in mind - green design efficiences for environmental building. Industry leaders will present seminars, case studies and lectures that may offer AIA continuing education credits.
5th Annual Living Green Expo
Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Grandstand Building
The Living Green Expo is a collaboration of government agencies, non-profit groups and businesses seeking to promote sustainability-oriented products and behaviors in Minnesota. The Environmental Assistance division of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is the main coordinator of this collaborative effort.
8 - 11
National Environmental Partnership 2005 Summit
Join your colleagues for the third annual National Environmental Partnership Summit - dedicated to and created by individuals who inspire, lead, fund, create, deliver, and receive environmental assistance. Be inspired as you renew and create relationships with as many as 800 environmental leaders and innovators from all over the country.
Design Competition for Sustainability
National Sustainable Design Expo featuring EPA's P3 Award More than 350 college and university students will soon head to the nation's capitol to compete for the EPA's Second Annual P3 (People, Prosperity, Planet) Award on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The National Sustainable Design Expo is the showcase for the EPA's P3 Awards featuring novel designs for green buildings, innovative alternative fuel technologies, ideas on rainwater collection, and even options for "greening" the apparel industry.
Fourth Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities, Conference, Awards & Trade Show
Boston, MA
The two-day conference will consist of plenary and specialized sessions focused on three main topic areas:
  1. Policies and Programs to Support Green Roofs
  2. Green Roof Design and Implementation
  3. Research and Technical Papers on Green Roof Performance
Greening the Heartland 2006: Advancing Sustainable Practices
Hyatt Regency, Kansas City, Missouri
The 2006 Greening the Heartland conference will focus on innovation and the ability to implement sustainability and market these practices in the region. (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.)
USGBC's 2006 Federal Summit
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
This year's Federal Summit will explore the opportunities and challenges and the role that USGBC and our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System can play in meeting them. In addition to 9 Workshops throughout the day, featured speakers include White House Federal Environmental Executive Ed Pinero and nationally-renowned architect Bob Fox.
2006 Northwest P2 Roundtable
Anchorage, Alaska
PPRC organizes annual Northwest Regional P2 Roundtable meetings for technical assistance providers to share information about P2 activities, projects, and information needs and learn from peers and experts. Roundtable session topics will include:
  • Tribal and rural P2 training (day-long)
  • National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) training for businesses (half-day)
  • University P2 and sustainability (several sessions equaling a half-day)
  • (tentatively) product stewardship; incentives for environmental performance; and more (shorter sessions, e.g. half-morning).

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June 2006

UN World Environment Day 2005
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The World Environment Day theme selected for 2006 is Deserts and Desertification and the slogan is Don't Desert Drylands! The slogan emphasizes the importance of protecting drylands, which cover more than 40% of the planet's surface.
Sustainability and Beyond: The Emerging Triple Bottom Line of the New Economy
Businesses are held increasingly accountable for an emerging triple bottom line-the economic, environmental, and social consequences of their activities. This reality creates exciting opportunities for innovation and leadership as firms respond positively to all three of these critical dimensions. Both top- and bottom-line growth can be enhanced through the adoption of new strategic and operational methodologies through which organizations integrate all aspects of the triple bottom line.
10th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable & 2006 CCME P2 Awards
Halifax, Nova Scotia
12th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment
Sheraton Keauhou Hotel, Kona, HI
The mission of the IEA is to bring together all disciplines so that our understanding of environmental issues is enhanced through interdisciplinary communication, and to inform the educated layperson about accomplishments, concerns, and plans for a more sustainable future. Conference
4th Annual Summer School on Green Chemistry
American Chemical Society in Washington, DC The 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 and engineering, collaborative problem solving projects, student presentations, and discussions on the role of green chemistry and engineering in solving global challenges.
23 - 25
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
ReNew the Earth Institute, Custer, WI
Join us for our 17th annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
Ecobuild America
Chicago, Illinois
Ecobuild America and AEC-Science & Technology will explore the breadth of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential green building techniques, construction products, renewable energy resources, sustainable design and ecological planning processes, and information technology collaboration strategies. William McDonough will present the keynote address.
10th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: Designing for a Sustainable Future
Washington D.C.
In June 2006, "designers of molecules, materials, products, processes, and systems" will gather in Washington, DC, to meet on designing a sustainable future.

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July 2006

SOLAR 2006
Renewable Energy, Key to Climate Recovery
Denver, Colorado
For 35 years, the American Solar Energy Society has presented the National Solar Energy Conference. In 2006, we are delighted to bring the Conference to Denver, Colorado. Home of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, world-famous recreation and mountains, and soon-to-be-implemented Amendment 37, we are anticipating our most successful National Solar Conference ever!
Sustainability Fair 2006
Shining a Light on Sustainable Choices
Depot Rotary Park, Livingston, Montana

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August 2006

6 - 9
Energy 2006
Chicago, IL
It's a program specifically designed to meet the needs of Federal Government and military energy managers/decision-makers, utility company staff, engineers, architects, energy service company representatives, transportation officials, private sector energy specialists and others involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy. If you work in this field, you need to hit the road and be with us in Chicago August 6 -9 to join more than 1,000 of your colleagues at the year's biggest and most important energy workshop and exhibit. We're bringing together the top energy experts from around the country to share valuable information and tools that will help you achieve your goals.

September 2006

Biobased Products - Enhancing DOD's Mission; Protecting the Environment
DoD is hosting a biobased product showcase and educational event at the Pentagon. The intent is to facilitate information sharing among the biobased product industry and those who specify, buy, or use commercial or industrial products in DoD operations.
2006 Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo
Austin, TX
This conference provides training seminars and a product and services exposition on green-building topics of interest to engineers and facility executives involved with non-residential buildings. Attendees will learn to meet the rigorous technical, schedule, and budget challenges of green-building design, construction, operation, maintenance, and commissioning.
6th Annual Empire Energy & Environmental Exposition
Syracuse, 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.
West Coast Green
San Francisco
While new green events emerge every year, West Coast Green represents the largest milestone yet in the residential green building movement. Never before has a conference and expo provided access to such comprehensive state-of-the-art resources, impactful presentations, and rewarding opportunities for business development in the residential green building field.

October 2006

InLCA/LCM 2006 - Business and Government Moving Ahead
Washington, DC
  • Climate Change & LCA
  • Government Use of LCA & the LCI database
  • Life Cycle Measures of Sustainability
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
  • Green Buildings & LCA
  • Agriculture, Bioenergy & Bioproducts
2006 Integrated Design Integrated Development Conference
IDID has now had three very successful conferences on environmentally responsible design and development. The next IDID Conference, the Dollars and Sense of Integrated Design, is scheduled for October 6-7, 2006 at Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, NH. The day before the conference, October 5, we will hold a LEED NC Technical Review training session. And the day after we'll lead a tour to nearby NESEA Green Building Open House sites.
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 7th from 10am to 4pm, more than 400 of these buildings will open their doors to the public for the Green Buildings Open House, featuring the National Solar Tour. The event, which is part of the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour, offers a unique opportunity for people to see first-hand how clean energy and green building practices can be put to work.
2006 Excellence In Building Conference and Expo
The Energy & Environmental Building Association is bringing the 24th annual Excellence In Building Conference and Expo to the Williamsburg/Norfolk, VA area and the Hampton Roads Convention Center and the Embassy Suites Hotel. The EEBA Conference Committee is excited to be offering this expanded venue for both attendees and exhibitors in what promises to be one of the largest events in EEBA's conference history.
Solar Power 2006
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) invite you to join us at Solar Power 2006 to find out what's new under the sun in the areas of solar technology, energy policy, and market opportunity. More than 130 exhibitors and 100 speakers will each bring "something new" to share with attendees, making this event the one you can't afford to miss.
National Recycling Coalition's 25th Annual Congress and Expo - Renew Recycling
The National Recycling Coalition is a membership organization of recycling professionals and advocates dedicated to maximizing recycling.

November 2006

Green Festivals 06
Concourse ExhibitionCenter
San Francisco, CA 94123
At the Green Festivals, we're celebrating what's working in our communities, for people, for businesses and for the environment. Here, green means safe, healthy communities and strong, local economies. Green is the color of hope, of social and economic justice, of ecological balance.
2006 ZERI Certification Training Course
New York (also: February 23 - 26, 2007 and May 4 - 7, 2007)
ZERI stands for Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives. Zero Emissions means zero waste. The ZERI Training Program is designed to provide a deep understanding of systems thinking, knowledge of the Five Kingdoms of Nature, information about innovative technologies for implementing ZERI systems, introduction to the ZERI methodology, and development of skills for implementing projects.
The Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
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.
Greening the Campus: Exploring Practices, Curriculum, and Management in Higher Education 4th Annual Conference
  • Bring teams of diverse constituents from colleges and universities in the Hudson region together to develop strategies for integrating environmentally sound practices and green attitudes into the campus community.
  • Offer faculty, administrators, business and development officers, facilities staff, students, and other environmentally-minded members of an institution a chance to hear inspiring testimonials and gain valuable expertise from leading field professionals.
  • Provide a forum for campus teams to network and develop or enhance existing greening policies, initiatives, projects, and curriculum in a holistic approach to campus greening.
The Renewable Energy Conference 2006
Focusing on: Capitalizing On The Benefits Of REC & Green Power Markets. Finding Equitable Financing For Renewable Energy Projects. The Production Tax Credit - Challenges And Benefits. Gauging The Role of Renewable Energy In National Security. Reaping The Benefits of Renewable Resource Planning
Renewable Energy in America: Phase II Market Forecasts and Policy Requirements
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has designated "Phase II" to be the period from 2000 to 2025, when the focus will be on putting the new technologies into use. Phase II policies began at the state level with the passage of Renewable Portfolio Standards and economic incentives. Now, it is time to instill the philosophies of Phase II into federal policy. There is a need to recognize the public benefits for domestic energy supply, national security, economic security, environmental protection, global warming, investment opportunities, and job creation.

December 2006

Ecobuild Federal
Ecobuild Federal and AEC-ST Federal is THE annual gathering place for the federal government and AEC professionals who design, construct, manage facilities, and specify building products, materials and services. This event is strategically located inside the famed D.C. beltway, where you'll gain direct networking access to the most powerful and important people influencing our built environment and the policies shaping it. Our comprehensive exhibit is accompanied by a cutting-edge 3-day conference program, more than 100 technical sessions in 10 educational tracks covering:
EPA's 2006 Environmental Information Symposium: Using Information to Accelerate the Pace of Environmental Protection
Savannah Trade and Convention Center, Savannah, GA
EPA's 2006 Environmental Information Symposium is a unique opportunity to engage with EPA in evaluating how environmental information and technology are helping to accelerate the pace of environmental protection.

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