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

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

Join NEWH Green Voice for lunch and a conversation March 13th
11am – 1pm at BDWest in NEWH booth# 701 (on show floor)


11:00am – 12:00pm Wednesday, March 13th NEWH Booth# 701 (on show floor)

Eco Charretting for Integrated Sustainability
Sustainability is a robust and often complicated subject. Join me for a fun twist on sustainable strategizing through an interactive eco charrette and case study.

Speaker: Stacey Olson, Southwest Regional Design Resilience Leader, Gensler

12:00pm – 12:30pm Wednesday, March 13th NEWH Booth# 701 (on show floor)

Responsible Organizations: Why supply chain sustainability is critical to hospitality.
A critical component of design thinking includes looking beyond the aesthetics to ensure selected materials are sourced responsibly and minimize risks to the project. In the dawn of radical transparency, understanding this is paramount, with specifiers sharing as much responsibility as purchasing agents. This session will guide attendees on how to prevent making expensive mistakes while optimizing material selection.

Speaker: Deidre Schwartz, LEED-AP | ASID, Director of Design & Sustainability, American Hotel Register Company
Moderator: Thomas Ventura, Design Director | Associate, Gensler

12:30pm – 1:00pm Wednesday, March 13th NEWH Booth# 701 (on show floor)

Biomimicry is the New Black
From concept to trend to fashion: the process of designing and producing materials modeled after the behavior and shape crafted through natural organisms has taken root in today’s expectations for design strategy.

Speaker: Lorraine Francis, AIA, LEED BD+C, Design Principal, CADIZ Collaboration
Moderator: Stacey Olson, Southwest Regional Design Resilience Leader, Gensler

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Join NEWH Green Voice Conversations Thursday, May 16th
1:00 – 3:00pm in the Wellness Pavilion booth# 1107 (on show floor)

1:00pm – 2:00pm Thursday, May 16th in the Wellness Pavilion booth# 1107 (on show floor)

The New Luxury: Purpose-filled Experiences
Luxury is the autonomy of choice. It not only provides for enhanced experience today, but serves as a worthwhile investment in the experiences of tomorrow. Join us for an in depth discussion with Sands Corp as we learn how luxury can be wrapped in sustainability through a triple bottom line pursuit of exceptional experience in the Hospitality industry.

SpeakerKatarina Tesarova, VP of Global Sustainability, Las Vegas Sands Corporation
ModeratorCara Rude, Associate Principal, MCG Architecture | Design

2:00pm – 3:00pm Thursday, May 16th in the Wellness Pavilion booth# 1107 (on show floor)

Embodied Carbon: A Rapid Solution to Mitigating Climate Change
Historically, the design industry’s premier focus has been through the lens of designing enhanced operational efficiencies in energy. Today’s research, however, summons a new call to action: understanding the urgency of embodied carbon. What is “embodied carbon”?! … Join our expert panel in identifying this critical component of sustainable design thinking, as they outline the top five priorities for mitigating global temperature rise through interior design.

SpeakerLisa Conway, Vice President of Sustainability, Interface
SpeakerBarbara Rodriguez Droguett, Research Fellow with Project Drawdown, University of Washington, College of Built Environments
SpeakerStacey Olson, Southwest Regional Design Resilience Leader, Gensler

 

Stay tuned for NEWH Green Voice Conversations at BDNY-2019!