Green Building Keynote Presentation
The “Not So Big” New Urbanism

Thursday June 2nd, 2005, from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale St., San Francisco

This June, the world’s eyes will be on the U.S. as it hosts the United Nations’ World Environment Day for the first time in the event’s 33 year history. Mayors from the world’s largest cities will meet in San Francisco to address sustainability issues and green building is a key component of the urban environmental agenda. Sarah Susanka and Andrés Duany, world renowned leaders in their respective fields, will present an inspiring view and lively discussion about the future of sustainable planning and architecture. Presentation will be followed by a book signing in the lobby. You are cordially invited to join us for these presentations!

About the Speakers:

  • Sarah Susanka, FAIA – Cultural visionary, architect and best selling author of The Not So Big House series, has redefined the American home. Sarah emerged as a leader of a movement toward quality design, and her "build better, not bigger" approach to residential architecture has been embraced by homeowners, architects and builders across the country.
  • Andrés Duany, FAIA – Internationally acclaimed architect, author and pioneer of The New Urbanism movement is co-founder of The Congress for New Urbanism. His firm is noted for over 140 traditional neighborhood design towns and cities including award-winning Seaside. Andres is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.

Other Featured Green Building Presentations:

  • Development as if the World Mattered: Hunter Lovins, Founder, Natural Capitalism, Inc., noted author and environmental champion, employs principles of Natural Capitalism to leverage community-based sustainability in Afghanistan and other developing countries. Presentation followed by a book signing. Saturday June 4th, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
  • How to Win in the Green Building Marketplace: Marc Richmond, Vice President, What’s Working will discusss why consumers are asking for green and how to put your business at the forefront of the green home building movement. Thursday June 2nd, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
  • Green Buildings in California: Case Studies and Panel Discussion: Three Bay Area green building professionals, Andrea Traber, Peter Rumsey and Miriam Landman, will present case studies on a variety of commercial and residential green building projects in California. Dynamic case studies with discussion to follow. Thursday June 2nd, 9:30 – 12:00 PM, Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
  • Prescription for Building Wellness, Intelligent Design for Long-term Health: Sick building or healthy workforce? Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, Principal Green Design, SMWM, and Tom Lent, Technical Policy Coordinator, Healthy Building Network will reveal how urban planning, building design and material selection promote occupant health and productivity. Thursday June 2nd, 10:30 – 12:00 PM, Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco

And don’t miss the Pacific Heights Green Showhouse! Tour this spectacular home to see green and healthy building materials integrated with aesthetically pleasing and highly functional living areas…and a stunning view of the City!

To register for any of these events, or for more information, please visit or call (415) 383-5105.