The U.S. Green Building Council Students Group of Michigan State University will host a regional conference April 5-7 on campus at Michigan State University. This conference will offer speakers on a variety of topics that include sustainability for homes and schools, including zero waste generation goals.
All presentations and workshops will occur on Saturday April 6th, while other sustainable related activities will occur on the evening Friday April 5th and also the morning of Sunday April 7th—and include a variety of networking opportunities. This conference is open to all, and USGBC Student Members and USGBC Professional Members have discount ticket of $30 prior to March 8th, to learn more and to register, visit www.usgbcdetroit.org
Presentation Track One – Students and Professionals
Matt Grocoff, Energy Consultant at Thrive: Shelter: How to destroy the planet from the comfort of home
Daniel Overbey, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Indiana 2012 Chair; Architect, Director of Sustainable Design Practices at Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects: Design Performance Modeling: Going Beyond Rules-of-Thumb Brett Little USGBC West Michigan Member, LEED Provider and Student Intern Manager at AES: LEED for Homes (GBCI approved 1 CEU)
John DeAngelis & Kaitlyn Aholt, Students at Aquinas College: Aquinas College’s Zero Waste Journey
Steve Fryzlewicz, Trane Building Services Account Manage: High Performing Schools – Green Design & Construction in K-12 Schools
Presentation Track Two – Students
Juanita Garcia – LEED AP BD+C, USGBC – Illinois Chapter Member and Emerging Professionals Regional Recruitment Chair for Illinois and Indiana; Kroeschell Inc.: Best practices for creating a network while transitioning from college to launching a career.
Alessandra Carreon, – USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter member and past EP National Chair, Green Schools Coordinator with WARM Training Center and Detroit Public Schools, MBA Candidate Ross School of Business: Building the Bench: Where do I fit in my chapter?
Anthony Offak, USGBC Students National Chair – Region 7; Architect at Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.: Leadership training for current and future leaders
Additional workshops include leadership roundtables, mentor matchmaking, plus resume, portfolio & interview technique development.
Source: USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter