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Thursday, September 25

Networking Cafés

8:00-9:00 am
Please see the exciting details under "Highlights of Interactive Experiences"
Topics & Locations:

  • West Coast Green Newbie Orientation & Networking - San Carlos
  • West Coast Green Alumni Networking & Orientation - Santa Clara
  • Tribal Members Networking & Orientation - Room F
Expert Hosted "Table Topic" Conversations

12:00-1:00 pm
Please see the exciting details under "Highlights of Interactive Experiences"
Topics & Locations:

  • Transforming Business and Spreading the Word - San Carlos
  • Zero & Renewable Energy - Zero Emissions - Santa Clara
  • Eco Communities, Eco Developments - Room F
Urban Revision Awards Ceremony

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Location: Concourse 2

View entries to this competition and experience the bestowing of the final award to the finalist of Re:construct – Urban Re:Vison's visionary contest of 2008. Sustainable materials and building practices are included in an entirely re-imagined city block! Arcade simulcast.

Garden & Gallery Happy Hour: Meet The Artist!

3:30-6:30
Location: Almaden Concourse

Meet the artists who have brought you the phenomenal displays that grace the halls of the venue as you sip on delicious, organic beers and wines.

Feature Artist: Kris Borchardt is a San Francisco-based self-taught sculptor and furniture designer who works primarily with recycled materials and remainder steel. Visit her in the Almaden Concourse and at: www.kbsculpture.com

Friday, September 26

Networking Cafés

Please see the exciting details under "Highlights of Interactive Experiences"
8:00-9:00 am
Topics & Locations:

  • Business, Sales & Marketing - San Carlos
  • Water & Landscaping - Santa Clara
  • Designers of All Kinds - Room F
Expert Hosted "Table Topic" Conversations

Please see the exciting details under "Highlights of Interactive Experiences"
12:00-1:00 pm
Topics & Locations:

  • Innovative & Regenerative Design - San Carlos
  • Government & Policy Making - Santa Clara
  • Academic Luncheon - Room F
The EPA's Lifecycle Building Challenge Awards

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Location: Concourse 3

Explore the gallery of final entries and hear observations from this contest that was conceived of and created at West Coast Green '06! The best and the brightest have contributed their ideas on how to dismantle and re-use everything that is part of the built environment. Arcade

Design e2 film

Friday, 12:00-12:45
Location: Demo Stage (on the Tradeshow Floor)

Brought to you by Autodesk E2 is an ongoing PBS series about the economies of being ecologically conscious with a combination of policy, technology and ingenuity from energy consumption to building efficiency. It chronicles global efforts to solve pressing ecological challenges.

Garden & Gallery Happy Hour

3:30-6:30
Location: Almaden Concourse

NCFI Polyurethanes is will proudly host this afternoon's event! Please come by to share organic beer and wine with fellow West Coast Green attendees and the wonderful NCFI staff.

PDX Lounge Pub Crawl

6:30-9:30 pm
Location: Local Pubs listed below

This is the big party you have been waiting for! PDX Lounge invites you to celebrate with the best of Oregon's sustainable development community. The PDX Lounge Pub Crawl is the place to network and reinvent the future. Join us at any one of our great locations: O'Flaherty's Irish Pub, Dive Bar, A Perfect Finish and Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge to experience the industry's community as well as San Jose's...

Saturday, September 27

Networking Cafés

8:00-9:00 am
Please see the exciting details under "Highlights of Interactive Experiences"
Topics & Locations:

  • Students, Green Jobs & Non-Profits - San Carlos
  • Affordable Housing - Santa Clara
  • Remodelers - Room F
Expert Hosted "Table Topic" Conversations

12:00-1:00 pm
Topics & Locations:

  • Innovative Practices & Products - Santa Clara
  • Tribal Summit (For Tribal Members, Developers and Policy Makers) - San Carlos
  • Masters of Green Building -
The Green Dragon Documentary Film + Q&A

Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm
Please see the exciting details under "Highlights of Interactive Experiences"
Location: Arcade Simulcast Area

Within the last few years, China's central government has created a wave of new policies to drive energy efficiency in buildings. More than half the world's construction is due to take place in China over the next decade. Is China set to embrace the global green building movement, or even leapfrog the rest of the world in terms what that really means?

Garden & Gallery Happy Hour: Meet the Artist!

3:30-6:30
Location: Almaden Concourse

Meet the artists who have brought you the phenomenal displays that grace the halls of the venue as you sip on delicious, organic beers and wines.

Feature Artist: Karn Knutson creates artwork as an observer of people in the world around her and the characters that live in her head. Visit her in the Almaden Concourse and at: www.greenfacedgirl.com

Sunday, September 28

Build It Green Home Tour
Build It Green Home Tour

10am - 5pm

Don't miss the Build It Green Home Tour in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties on September 28th from 10am-5pm.

Attend this self-guided tour showcasing 14 green homes! See houses that look great, save money and are easier on the environment. Speak with homeowners, builders and designers about the materials, installation dos and don'ts, and lessons learned.

Discover green materials like dual-flush toilets, recycled wood decking, green flooring and countertop options. Learn about technologies such as radiant floor heating, green roofs, graywater systems, solar water heating and more!

A Tour Guidebook acts as your admission ticket into each of the homes on tour. You can purchase a guidebook online or at select retail locations (listed on www.BuildItGreen.org). Admission: $20/person.

For more information on attending the Home Tour, visit www.BuildItGreen.org or call 1-888-404-7336.