U.S. Green Building Council to host Rocky Mountain Green conference

The U.S. Green Building Council is hosting Rocky Mountain  Green at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center on April 2-3.

The conference comes as Colorado grows as a center of green construction expertise. The state is now recognized as No. 2 in the nation for LEED certifications up from No. 8 last year.

"Rocky Mountain Green is as much about gathering the most influential projects and professionals under one roof as it is about applying the lessons we've learned to our work in Colorado and the Mountain Region states," says Sharon Alton, executive director of U.S. Green Building Council Colorado. "The format of the event supports not only our educational and resource-sharing mission but also showcases the best the region has to offer in green building."

Panelists at the conference include Douglas Miller of the Rocky Mountain Institute; Adam Knoff, senior sustainability manager at Unico Properties; and Julie Edwards, director of sustainability at OZ Architecture.

In an effort to shine a light on Colorado's best stories, USGBC Colorado will host Inspire Colorado, a live storytelling contest at the conference. Colorado non-profit organizations may submit a five- to seven-minute video of their most compelling storyteller at the USGBC website. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 23. Three finalists will be announced on March 9 and will compete live for a $2,500 prize at the conference on April 2.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.
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