November 11-13, 2015
DoubleTree – SeaWorld
The GreenTrends Conference brings together Florida’s green building industry to tackle how Florida’s built environment can achieve sustainability.
It’s a meeting ground where industry professionals come to learn about the latest best practices, where stakeholders help develop the next level of green building standards, and where people come to regain inspiration and confidence to step outside the box.
Unleash Your Potential
GreenTrends education is about making you a green building expert, giving you the breadth and depth of knowledge to understand what’s happening with advancing technologies and their implications. It provides insights into market trends and ideas for improving your position in the current operating environment.
Join us November 11-13, 2015. Everyone is invited so bring a green building enthusiast with you.
Thinkers. Doers. Idea-generators. GreenTrends speakers are some of the best in green building.
In Thursday’s stakeholders meetings, you’ll interact with a broad spectrum of green building enthusiasts as they design the next level of green certification criteria and tackle how to cope with more stringent building codes – all the while turning those challenges into opportunities for your company.
Friday’s expert-led sessions will educate, motivate and inspire you. Topics include:
- More Than Just Being Green: Building Your Community’s Commitment to a Sustainable Future
- Best Practice Designs for Cost-Effective Approaches to Low-Energy Commercial Building Enclosures
- Deregulating Florida’s Solar Energy Market
- Emerging Trends in Sustainable Planning & Development
- The Next Generation of Sustainability
- Zero Energy Ready: The New Level of Expectations
- Affordable Housing – New Initiatives to Finance Green Retrofits
- Rural Development Opportunities
Green Home Market Update (Friday)
This panel will feature some of the state’s Top 15 builders discussing what they’re seeing in the market today. Hear what consumers are looking for in today’s market and how builders are responding with innovative approaches to green building that drives sales.
How important is energy conservation to today’s home buyer? What kind of tradeoffs do they make for or against green building practices? What is the home price impact of green building? Where is the sweet spot for putting a premium price on green building? Which market segments are most responsive to a green building-oriented marketing appeal? They will also discuss the innovations in building design, construction, and equipment they’re using to gain an edge in the market with today’s home buyers.
BUILDERS, ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS take advantage of our partnership with EEBA, which will be offering one of its most popular training programs at GreenTrends on Thursday, November 12:
Going Zero Energy for Builders & Designers: Building Science for Cost-Effective Approaches to Zero Energy Homes
Electric Vehicle Demo Day (Thursday)
Come to our Electric Vehicle Demo Day on Thursday for a “ride and drive” experience with some of the newest electric and/or hybrid vehicles available today. Expected to be on hand are the Via Motors Extended Range electric truck, the BMW I-series, a Mercedes, and the Volt. Thanks to Danny King with Southern Company for coordinating the event and to Via Motors, Duke Energy and the Southern Company for providing the vehicles.