The 2010 Sustainability in Construction Symposium is to be held at the Galen Center, Los Angeles on 20th April 2010. The symposium will be attended by many dignitaries from corporate, government and construction industry including construction sustainability and green building innovators. The event, which is being hosted by Associated General Contractors of America’s University of Southern California chapter, is one of the largest events for design and construction professionals in California.
A broad range of topics will be presented in the symposium to encourage companies to adopt sustainable business and construction practices, according to Asiri Perera, co-chair for the symposium. Leading sustainable development experts in the U.S. will be attending this year’s symposium to encourage built environment professionals in Southern California to adopt sustainable construction practices and also educate elected government officials on the latest technologies, techniques, materials and trends in green building.
Senior vice president of West Coast real estate of NBC Universal, Thomas Smith, will provide keynote address at the symposium. The 2010 Visionary Award will also be presented to Thomas Smith in recognition for the company’s long-term development plan called Evolution Plan for its Universal City property in California. Billions of dollars will be pumped into the local economy and thousands of new jobs will be created through this plan, which will use sustainable environmental practices. Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ founding principal, Mark Rios, will provide details about the Evolution Plan. The 2010 Innovators Award will be presented to Bloom Energy Corp. for its innovative “Bloom Box,” which is capable of providing clean energy to businesses and homes.