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 us for lunch… NEWH Green Voice Conversations Sunday, November 11th, 2018 11:00am -1:00pm in the NEWH booth #2245 at BDNY, Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City

Click here for a Green Voice Conversation flyer

11:00 Adaptive Reuse in Hospitality: The Kimpton Gray Hotel

Go behind the scenes as a 120-year old Chicago high-rise (one of the firsts by the “father of the American skyscraper”, architect William Le Baron Jenney) undergoes a full gut renovation. Gain insights into innovative adaptive reuse solutions that emphasize effective ways to save, salvage, and restore centenarian spaces. Discover strategies for melding modern interiors into historic backdrops and greening the interior environment with energy efficient building systems, lighting and materials, and smart controls, without disturbing the architectural patina.

Speaker: Matt Wolfe, AIA, LEED BD+C, CDT, Associate. Project Architect, Gensler
Moderator: Rachel Long, NEWH, Director of User Development, Material Bank and Sample Loop

11:30 Fitwel: Building Social Sustainability

Explore opportunities for social sustainability within the hospitality marketplace in a conversation with an experienced Sustainability Professional from WeWork and the Center for Active Design.

Speaker: Nadine Rachid, Senior Associate Client Relationship Manager, Center for Active Design
Moderator: Kristen Fulmer, Project Management, Powered by We, WeWork

12:00 The Science Behind Health and Wellbeing

Cornell University’s Alan Hedge, PhD; Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics, shares his approach for a resilient future through research on the evolution of space and the effects of sedentary lifestyles on human anatomy.

Speaker: Alan Hedge, PhD, Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Cornell University
Moderator: Mallory Taub, Sustainability Specialist, Gensler

12:30 One Green Deed Spawns Another and Other Sustainable Stories from the Road

For the past four years, David Mahood has been reconnecting with some of the original sources of his environmental passion, asking them what one green deed they’d most like to see heeded, adopted, and passed on and why. Hear his tales from two decades of environmental advocacy and empower yourself to be a better citizen of the planet.

Speaker: David Mahood, Author, One Green Deed Spawns Another, LEED AP, Green MBA, Olive Hospitality Consulting
Moderator: Lynda Sullivan, Executive Consultant-Marketing, IIDA, CCIDC, NEWH

1:00 One Green Deed Spawns Another book signing with David Mahood

Book proceeds benefit NEWH’s mission of education and scholarship.