Asia Society: Green Buildings to Green Cities


Asia Society Northern California, Bay Area Council in Conjunction with the HBANC Present:

Scaling Up: from Green Buildings to Green Cities in the US and China

Date & Time
Friday, May 1, 2009, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location/Venue PG&E Auditorium
Address 77 Beale St. , (between Market and Mission), San Francisco, CA 94105

Buildings consume well over 30 percent of all primary energy in the world, more than either transportation or industry. By building green, we can reduce energy consumption in this key sector by 30-50 percent and cut greenhouse gas emissions by similar margins.

Today, the greatest challenge for green design is to scale up — to move beyond pilot projects and piecemeal solutions to building and retrofitting on a massive scale in order to have a meaningful impact on global warming. Green materials must be mass produced, construction techniques must be standardized, and the principles of green design must inform urban planning, not simply the design of individual buildings. These are the critical issues this conference will address.

HBANC involvement offers you the member-rate admission ($100 versus $150) which includes breakfast and lunch. To register, please visit online call 415.421.8707.


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