Armed Forces Green Building Leaders to Convene in Virginia Beach
Hampton Roads Virginia – Feb. 18, 2013 – Facilities in the United States Armed Forces lead the way in implementing sustainable design and construction practices. Hampton Roads Green Building Council (HRGBC), a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will showcase these practices at GREEN IN THE MILITARY 4 (GIM4), Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
The event will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, a LEED Gold facility located near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach. GREEN IN THE MILITARY brings together military designers and policy makers, members of the military, contractors, design professionals and manufacturers for briefings and to discuss current and future green policy and practices within the military.
HRGBC will welcome Mr. Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, President and CEO of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) as the event keynote speaker. NIBS is a leader in the pursuit of high performing and sustainable buildings.
The GIM4 speakers and technical sessions will provide insights of how the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Homeland Security are complying with new Federal mandates and using sustainability standards such as ASHRAE 189.1, LEED and other standards to create high performance and sustainable buildings.
The GIM4 exhibit hall of over 40 booths will display the latest technologies and services for military projects. USGBC’s Greenbuild attendees will recognize a new feature in GIM4. USGBC staff will host a “Knowledge Bar,” an open forum, to discuss the LEED v4 rating system.
In 2011, GIM3 drew a large audience to hear keynote speeches from Scot Horst, USGBC Senior Vice President, Captain Mark Libonate USN, Col. Dimasalang Junio USAF and City of Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms. Attendees also participated in discussions contributing to the sustainable design and construction trajectory of current DoD projects.