26-28, Golden, CO
DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition Awards: Over 30 teams from U.S. and Canadian universities are competing to develop cost-effective zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders. Green Builder Media's Ron Jones will present "The Journey to Green" as one of four guest lecturers. More information can be found here.
26-27, Dallas, TX
Earth Day Texas is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.
29-30, Fort Lauderdale, FL
SIPA Annual Meeting and Conference. Over the two-day conference, attendees will hear from leaders in the green building movement, get pertinent industry updates, and sit in on targeted breakout sessions that offer builders, architects, and SIP manufacturers meaningful content and valuable networking opportunities. Learn more
29-May 2, Las Vegas, NV
Coverings. If tile and stone is your business, Coverings is your show. Register here.
2, Deadline for Entries, Marvin Sixth Annual Architects Challenge
For the sixth year in a row, Marvin Windows and Doors is honoring the best in architectural creativity with its Architects Challenge. Accepting submissions now through May 2, 2014, architects are encouraged to enter their best Marvin projects for the chance to win national recognition for their work, as well as other prestigious prizes. To enter the Marvin Architect’s Challenge and see past winners, visit www.marvin.com/architects-challenge.
8-9, Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction Conference
The University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters is holding an international conference May 8-9 at the Campus Center Ballroom. Sessions will include: Science and Technology Applications to Mitigate Natural Hazards; Haiti: From Hazards to Harvests; Data and Distasters; Animals in Disasters; Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Reconstruction in the Curricula of Colleges and Universities; Response and Recovery Efforts after Disasters; Whole Community Approach to Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. For more info visit www.umb.edu/crscad/events/sustainable_reconstruction_2014.
20, Webinar: Alternative Farming Systems
The work of The Land Institute has been featured extensively in the popular media including The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, National Geographic, Time Magazine, Yes! Magazine, The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Life magazine named Wes Jackson as one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the 100 "important Americans of the 20th century." In the November 2005 issue, Smithsonian named him one of “35 Who Made a Difference.” He was included in Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change” in March, 2009 and in Ingram’s “50 Kansans You Should Know” in January 2011. Register here.
7, St. Louis, MO
The 13th annual Green Homes Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden. The festival showcases affordable, practical options for sustainable living combined with positive ways to maintain the health of people and the planet. The Green Homes Festival is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission of $8 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. St. Louis City and County residents enjoy free admission on Saturday before noon and are $4 thereafter.
17, New York City, NY
Passive House Conference will focus on large-scale projects, such as apartment buildlings and schools. NY14 Passive House will host pre-conference workshops on June 16. Topics include Passivhaus basics, and design PH for the design and certification of Passivhaus buildings. Additionally, on June 15 and 16, there's a course on building a successful design/build firm taught by Adam Cohen of PassivScience.
23-25, Boston, MA
PV America is all about PV solar solutions. With a regional focus, PV America brings together manufacturers and service providers with professionals interested in the technologies, innovations, research, and policy that is driving the PV industry today and into the future. This annual event offers a focused Expo, quality networking, professional development, and timely educational content and training.
7-10, Intersolar North America, San Francisco, CA
The Intersolar North America Exhibition is the place to brush up on information regarding innovations and the state-of-the-art technologies shaping the industry. Registration opens on March 14, 2014.
20-23, Solar Power International, Las Vegas, NV
Solar Power International, the solar industry’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition, will be held October 20-23, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark your calendar today as an exhibitor, sponsor, or attendee to join more than 15,000 professionals in solar energy and related fields for four days of action-packed show floor hours, educational sessions and workshops, general sessions and special events and the best chance of the year to connect with colleagues and industry leaders.