Wednesday, June 28, 2006
UC San Diego to Host Forum on Green Building Practices in Conjunction with Sustainable Facilities Summit
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, San Diego's Environment & Sustainability Initiative will host a forum to discuss the latest research on green building practices in conjunction with the 2006 Sustainable Facilities Summit on Aug. 13-15 in La Jolla, CA. The Summit attendees who have been invited to the Aug. 15 UCSD forum include real estate and facilities decision makers from a wide variety of public and private sectors entities, including healthcare, government, education, and retail, commercial and industrial sectors.
The participants of the post-Summit forum will convene with UC San Diego scientists and researchers who are working on issues related to new eco-friendly technologies and practices. UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Professor Paul Linden and Professors William Hodgkiss and Dan Cayan at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will present research under way in such areas as: green building design; climate, energy and water; and wireless environmental sensor networks.
"We are very pleased that UC San Diego has extended this invitation to the attendees of the Sustainable Facilities Summit." said Michael P. Owens, director of production for CraigMichaels, the organization sponsoring the summit. "The opportunity to allow our delegation to engage in an exchange of knowledge and findings with three of the leading researchers in this field will enable these professionals to develop even more environmentally responsible buildings."
About UC San Diego's Environment and Sustainability Initiative (ESI)
UC San Diego's Environment & Sustainability Initiative (ESI), was established in 2005 as a catalyst for change, providing the intellectual infrastructure to effectively tackle big problems and generate concrete green solutions for business and governments, both locally and globally. The ESI also promotes environmental multidisciplinary research, education, service, and learning across the campus, and corporate and public sector partnerships. In addition, the UCSD campus is committed to environmentally sustainable practices in all campus operations, from the use of alternative transportation and energy use to green building and design practices.
About The Sustainable Facilities Summit
The Sustainable Facilities Summit will provide those responsible for overseeing the nation's largest building programs with the solutions to incorporate sustainable principles into their future projects, as well as learn how best to implement these strategies into their existing facilities.
Confirmed presenters and attendees include Presidents, CEOs, COOs, VPs and Directors from such organizations as: Ford Motor Company, Wal-Mart Stores, United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Kaiser Permanente, Duke University, Starbucks, Los Angeles Unified School District, City of Seattle, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Shell, Citigroup, Inc., The City of Los Angeles, The City of Denver, Caterpillar, Pfizer, Inc., Proctor and Gamble, The University of Texas — Austin and Morgan Stanley.
The executive conference program addresses the most challenging issues related to the development and operations of sustainable buildings such as: analyzing costs associated with developing green buildings, renewable energy solutions, greening existing buildings, sustainable master plans, improving indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and water Efficiency.
For more information about the Summit visit: www.sustainablefacilitiessummit.com
About UC San Diego
As the youngest institution to be ranked among the top ten universities in the nation by the National Research Council, UCSD is a powerful magnet for those seeking a fresh approach toward educations and research. With $730 million in annual research funding--and ranked first in the UC system and fifth in the nation in federal R&D expenditures--UCSD has played a pivotal role in San Diego's emergence as the third largest biotechnology hub in the U.S. and a major center for telecommunications.
About CraigMichaels, Inc.
CraigMichaels has cultivated the concept of conferences, trade shows and expos into more effective and rewarding "executive summits." CraigMichaels' unique format offers a time-efficient, educational and business development platform combination by enabling attendees to personally develop itineraries that suit their immediate needs.
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Note to broadcast and cable producers: University of California, San Diego provides an on-campus satellite uplink facility for live or pre-recorded television interviews. Please phone or e-mail the media contact listed above to arrange an interview.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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