Launched in 2012, “Green Voice” is the sustainable educational brand for NEWH. The success has been tremendous. Conferences around the country are looking to include NEWH Green Voice Conversations in their programs.

“Green Voice can bring together people from a variety of disciplines to create a unique conversation that appeals to everyone’s environmental common sense.”—DAVID MAHOOD

“When you come to a Green Voice seminar you are going to be hearing from experts in the field. I always come away from a Green Voice session with new insights and ideas that I can apply to my work.”—GARY GOLLA

Attend NEWH Green Voice Conversations at BDNY in the NEWH Booth #1739 November 12, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy lunch and engaging half-hour conversations with sustainable experts

Sunday, November 12th 11:00am-11:30am @ NEWH Booth #1739
FITWEL: DESIGNING SPACES THAT ARE FIT FOR WELLBEING

Setting a benchmark for occupant health and wellbeing standards, Fitwel was developed by the CDC and GSA through a collaborative data analysis integration from over 3,000 medical and scientific research studies. Managed by the nonprofit Center for Active Design launch Fitwel, a cost-effective, high-impact building certification standard created with the vision for a healthier future where every building is enhanced to support occupant wellbeing. Come learn more about proven health and wellness strategies you should be implementing!

Speaker: Giselle Sebag, MPH, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Director of Programs at the Center for Active Design
Moderator: Brynn Kurtzman, Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, and Technical Designer at Gensler DC

Sunday, November 12th 11:30am-12:00pm @ NEWH Booth #1739
GREEN CHEMISTRY PRINCIPLES IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE: HOW BIOMIMICRY AND GREEN CHEMISTRY CONVERGE TO INFLUENCE PRODUCT DESIGN

Green chemistry can shape sustainability-focused design. Since chemistry factors into all production equations, hear from the chemists who created and promoted these principles. Learn how to apply them to your next project.

Speaker: Dr. Justin Whitfield, Vice President, Materials Science R&D, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC
Moderator: David Mahood, Co-Principal, Olive Hospitality Consulting

Sunday, November 12th 12:00pm-12:30pm @ NEWH Booth #1739
SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING DESIGN: UNDERSTANDING LED AND CONNECTED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY TODAY

Lighting is everywhere people live, work, dine, shop and interact. Advances in lighting technology give both aesthetics and energy efficiency a boost. Explore how lighting programs can be designed to improve sustainability, livability, and productivity and promote these benefits to guests.

Speaker: Karen Gough, Vice President, Hospitality Enterprise Systems & Services, Philips Lighting
Moderator: Mary Ann Thornam, Academic Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Art Institute of Colorado

Sunday, November 12th 12:30pm-1:00pm @ NEWH Booth #1739
THE NORM HOTEL, THE STORY BEHIND THE WINNING DESIGN

2017 NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Design Competition winner will showcase detail of the winning project, The Norm Hotel.

Speaker: Arkgo Chen, Masters of Architecture from University of British Columbia, Vancouver-Canada
Moderator: Michele Machado, Hostelling International USA; Community Engagement Liaison – HI Portland Hawthorne Sustainable Travel International; Assessor