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 in 2018 at BDwest, HD Expo & BDNY
NEWH Green Voice Conversations at BDWest in NEWH booth #1347 – plan to join us!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm NEWH booth 1347

Savings Realized: Integrated Building and Technology

The discussion will review a Marriott Hotel case study which is making use of integrated technology systems that reduced hard construction costs, soft operating costs, and provided enhanced user controllability.

Moderator: Mary Ann Thornam, Academic Coordinator, Interior Design at The Art Institute of Colorado
Panelist: Brian Ensign, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Superior Essex
Panelist: Lisa Isaccson, Chief Business Development Officer, NuLED’s Lighting-over-IP

Food and beverage served at Noon

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:00pm – 12:30pm NEWH booth 1347
Making LEED Easy: A Materials & Resources Discussion

Join us in reviewing Retail and Hospitality LEEDv4 case studies where we will explore the complexities of Materials + Resources and Low Emitting Materials credits. Attendees will gain an understanding of the advantages provided through collaboration with 3rd party tools such as Green Badger.

Moderator: Stacey Olson, C.I.D., LEED AP + ID&C/BD&C, Associate, Gensler Newport Beach
Speaker: Tommy Linstroth, CEO, Green Badger, LLC

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:30pm – 1:00pm NEWH booth 1347
A Rising Tide: Designing Luxury Space Resistant to Future Climate Change

Designing luxury space which addresses resilience to rising sea level, soil erosion and severe weather events is the future of island development. Speaker Michael Hill, D.Arch. elaborates on thoughts for a resilient future.

Moderator: Cara Rude, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Associate Principal, Director of Interior Design, McCool Carlson Green
Speaker: Mike Hill, D. Arch., Architectural Designer, Gensler


NEWH Green Voice Conversations at HD Expo in the Social Hub Booth# 5645 (on the show floor) – drop by and attend!

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:00am – 11:30am Social Hub Booth# 5645 (on the show floor)
Agritopia: A Farm to Fork Culture

Imagine a world where you know your neighbors and they know you. Imagine a barrier-free lifestyle, where low fences encourage small talk, porches welcome lounging, parks promote playtime, and shady sidewalks connect your home to schools, gardens, restaurants, and shops. A slower pace. A shared life. A connected existence. Agritopia’s neighborhood makes it possible for this life to be more than a world that lives only in your imagination.

Moderator: Alison Bane, LEED Certification Reviewer, USGBC
Panelist: Katie Critchley, Operations Director for Agritopia

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:30am – 12:00pm Social Hub Booth# 5645 (on the show floor)
Fitwel – An Amenities Experience

Fitwel is: Fitness Integration Toward Wellness Environmental Leadership. Join me in discussing the value-add First-In-Class Fitwel Champion Alexandria Real Estate Equities perceives in their award winning development Little River.

Moderator: Stacey Olson, C.I.D., LEED AP+ID&C/BD&C, Southwest Regional Design Resilience Leader, Gensler Newport Beach
Panelist: Jessica King, Director of Design, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00pm – 12:30pm Social Hub Booth# 5645 (on the show floor)
Addressing Sustainability: A Las Vegas Executive Chef Perspective

In an industry dominated by male chefs, hear from Executive Chef Susan Wolfla: the first female to achieve the role of Executive Chef in a major resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip. With multiple restaurants, high demand, and resource shortages, sustainability is a significant challenge for a Las Vegas casino. Susan will explain her efforts and her philosophy in this one-on-one interview format.

Moderator: David Mahood, GREEN MBA, LEEP AP, Co-Principal, Olive Hospitality Consulting
Panelist: Susan Wolfla, Executive Chef, Mandalay Bay

Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:30pm – 1:00pm Social Hub Booth# 5645 (on the show floor)
A Personal Conversation: UNLV’s Hospitality Design Concentration Coordinator

UNLV offers the only Masters of Architecture degree program with a concentration in Hospitality and Entertainment. Please join us in learning more about the unique interdisciplinary curriculum with Associate Professor, Glenn Nowak.

Moderator: Mary Ann Thornam, Academic Coordinator, Interior Design, The Art Institute of Colorado
Panelist: Glenn Nowak, AIA, NCARB, Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator, Hospitality Design Concentration, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Architecture


Interested in being a NEWH Green Voice speaker or moderating a session? Submit for consideration