GreenConJust days after Millersville University breaks ground on the net-zero energy Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center, campus will be painted green as the University hosts GreenCon 2017.

GreenCon, the annual green building conference and expo put on by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) of Central Pennsylvania, will come to MU on March 16. The 2017 theme of “Healthy Buildings → Healthy Communities” is set to connect sustainability advocates through conversations about how healthy buildings support healthy communities, and how healthy communities can create healthy buildings.

“We’re thrilled to host GreenCon 2017 at Millersville,” says MU’s Sustainability Manager Chris Steuer. “The conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect regional green building professionals to our faculty, staff and students, the surrounding community and to each other, as well as feature the latest techniques and technologies that are driving the industry.”

GreenCon 2017 will include approximately 35 exhibitors, 15 breakout sessions and a keynote address from Stacy Glass. Glass, the vice president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in California, will focus her address on sustainability, healthy building materials, eco-labels and certifications, and life-cycle thinking. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in MU’s Gordinier Hall (30 South George St.)

Pre-registration is required for the event at the following link: http://www.usgbc.org/event/greencon-2017. Ticket prices vary based on date of registration, USGBC membership and other factors, but cost only $10 for Millersville University students.

For more information, contact Heidi Kunka at hkunka@usgbc.org or 202-706-0836.

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