New Market Opportunities Through Green Building - A Transatlantic Perspective

Apr 19, 2010 9:00 AM - Apr 19, 2010 4:00 PM | Auditorium of the German Embassy, Washington D.C.
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A Symposium celebrating German-American partnerships in green building at the German Embassy in Washington DC, marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day as part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Initiative.

KEYNOTE: Michelle Moore, Federal Environmental Executive of the White House

Meet world-renowned authorities on green building Herbert Dreiseitl, Stefan Behnisch, Michael Braungart and William McDonough, as well as local experts, who will speak about:

- Green Building in the USA as a global market force
- German perspectives on sustainability and green building
- Business opportunities for German-American companies, today and in the future
- Case studies of some of America‘s greenest constructions - “Made in Germany”
- Green building codes and potential challenges
- Comparison of green building certification systems

The symposium's goal is to promote the transatlantic exchange of energy efficient and environmental construction concepts trends in the USA and Germany ‐ Green Building ‐ and exchange on the latest green building trends in the USA and Germany.


AGENDA (9:00 am to 4.00 pm)


Welcome: Matthias Sonn, Minister (Economics)


Keynote: Michelle Moore, Federal Environmental Executive, White House

9:30 -  10:30

Herbert Dreiseitl Atelier Dreiseitl, Ueberlingen Waterscapes

10:30 -10:45

Q&A Session

10:45 -11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 -12:00

Michael Braungart and William McDonough MBDC LLC

12:00- 12:15

Q&A Session

12:15 -12:45

A warm buffet lunch will be served (vegetarian options available)

12:45 - 1:30

Stefan Behnisch Behnisch Architekten Stuttgart

 1:30 -  1:45

Q&A Session

 1:45 -  2:45

Panel discussion 1- Green Building in Practice

Jack Armstrong, Leader Construction Markets for BASF

Oliver Baumann ‐ Ebert and Baumann Consulting Engineers

Joe McCoy - GBR Architects - Washington German School

Volker Scharfenberg ‐ HPP Architekten, German Embassy Renovation

 2:45 - 3:00

Coffee Break

 3:00 - 4:00

Panel discussion 2 – Green Building in Schools

Anke Wienand and Karl Ambratis, I‐Eco‐S Inc.,Green Operations ‐ Recycling Programs

Barbara Gehrung ‐ BG Design, Germany at the Solar Decathlon

Anja Seehrich-Caldwell, eco ipso LLC ‐ Green Schools in the USA


Closing remarks

Transatlantic Climate Bridge Events

Transatlantic Climate Bridge Events

Transatlantic Climate Bridge Events