Learn from the Experts
Building at its Best: training, workshops and Expo
Builders, interested home owners and people who want to see the absolute latest green building ideas can gather at The Wild Center’s Build a Greener Adirondacks EXPO. You’ll meet some of the nation’s leading practitioners who will convene in the Adirondacks to give us all a green leg up on our building ideas.
Register here for Day One April 29 - For Builders, Contractors, Architects. This is a AIA LU and GBCI CE approved training event. (Includes admission for the entire EXPO).
Register here for Day Two April 30 - For all the people listed above plus Business Owners, Muncipal Leaders, Homeowners and people interested in Green Building ideas. (Option to add Day Three when you register).
Day Three May 1 - Bring the entire family to The Wild Center as it opens for the 2011 summer season. Get out of the house, be entertained by the animals, walk the trails, celebrate spring and all things green, during GreenFest. Fun for the whole family. (Day Three is open to all registered attendees and the general public who purchase a regular Wild Center admission.)
Tupper Lake Accomodations
Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Accomodations
Black Diamond Day, April 29 (Space is limited)
For Builders, Contractors and Architects
This is a special Green Building Training Day. A GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green course will be offered to those individuals interested in integrating green practices into the core knowledge of their building trade. Once this 4 hour prerequisite course is successfully completed, participants may opt to take a certificate exam based on the Fundamentals material or select an additional trade specific 6 or 8 hour course offered elsewhere in the state and take a combined Fundamentals/Trade Specific certificate exam. GPRO Certificate Holders will be poised to work in accordance with new regulations and to meet the expectations of owners and tenants who want healthier, environmentally sustainable and energy efficient homes and commercial structures. Additional information can be found at www.gpro.org.
Blue Square Day, April 30 (Space is limited)
For Builders, Contractors, Architects, Business Owners, Municipal Leaders, Homeowners and everyone interested in Green Building
On Saturday, April 30, the highlight day of the event will consist of a Green Building Symposium and EXPO assembling over 30 building science, product and technology experts from around the northeast sharing information on the latest emerging and proven green building technologies. Presentation topics will include: high performing windows, alternative and unique green building construction techniques, green building science, effective building insulation, passive design considerations, reclaimed lumber, energy saving major building appliances and eco-design concepts (subject to change).
The event will include a green building product trade show with numerous exhibitors displaying products and systems that have been recognized for their ability to contribute to safe, healthy, sustainable and/or highly energy efficient building environments. The day will be highlighted with a keynote address offered by Tedd Benson, called on of the most interesting builders in America by Treehugger.com and featured on This Old House, Good Morning America, and the Today Show, and recently recognized with a BuildingGreen.com award for his innovative design.
GreenFest, May 1
Festive Family Day and Energy Efficiency ideas made fun
Join us on The Wild Center’s 2011 reopening day for GreenFest and enjoy fun and learning for all ages. Entertaining kid’s activities include green crafts, animal encounters, nature walks and chances to see animal habitats. Adults can beat the high cost of oil with the help of engaging presenters who impart information on how energy, and money, go out the window. Learn how weatherization, smart insulation, and good appliance choices keep money in your pocket and help the environment. The event will include a green building product trade show with numerous exhibitors displaying products and systems that contribute to healthy, sustainable and energy efficient homes. Check out all the fun and enriching activities guaranteed to make you and your kids go wild with new ways to go green.
Build a Greener Adirondacks Co-hosts
USGBC Upstate ADKCAP