For those interested in environmental and planning sustainability, the annual Sustainability Summit is back in Tysons this week on October 18th. The day long conference is a showcase of thought leaders and experts in green building and sustainable design. The summit will be held at the Capital One headquarters, across the street from the regions tallest building. Registration will be open until October 17th. Tickets are $75, for students $35, and includes lunch and a happy hour.
The opening keynote session features high performance systems expert, Mike Hess, VP of Smart and Sustainable Buildings
at Panasonic. Mike travels the world in search of latest and greatest ideas and technologies to incorporate into smart cities
and green buildings. He will discuss innovative strategies and game-changing technologies on the horizon.
The closing keynote is best-selling author and globally inspirational speaker, Eric Corey Freed. Eric’s experience as principal
of organicARCHITECT, XPRIZE Visioneer, and executive leadership at EcoDistricts and Human Health Initiative, has shaped
his vision of the future of the American design and construction industry. He’ll share his perspective on a complete reset
to how we approach sustainability.
Between the keynote sessions will be thought-provoking presentations and panels featuring speakers from National
Geographic, Transwestern, Capital One, Steam Realty Partners, DPR Construction, DC DOEE, and DCS Design.
The Summit concludes with an afternoon Green Product Expo and Happy Hour, where attendees will have hands-on
access to exciting new sustainable building technologies and business solutions.