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 on Sunday, November 10th for NEWH Green Voice Conversations at BDNY on the show floor in NEWH booth# 2663

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Sunday, November 10th 11:00am – 12:00pm

Natural Nuances: How to Design for Health-LED Restaurants

When you green the menu, you have to green the space, too. Go beyond LEED to get food for thought on sustainable materials, installation techniques and even maintenance practices that make the interiors of natural and organic venues as good-for-guests as the noms.

Speaker: Dan Kwan, Chief Creative Officer Principal, Wilson Associates
Speaker: Tracey Sawyer, Co-Founder, Krause Sawyer
Moderator: Eileen Madigan, Vice President of Global Interior Design, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Sunday, November 10th 12:00 – 12:30pm

Designing for Human Wellness

With a focus on designing for evolving social, ecological, cultural and economic needs, this session reviews evidence based design strategies and emerging trends in design-based thinking.

Speaker: Ethan Lu, AIA, IIDA, NCIDQ, IDEC, LEED AP BD+C, Assistant Professor-Interior Design, Fashion Institute of Technology
Moderator: Chris Mundell, Associate Principal, VAI Architects Incorporated

Sunday, November 10th 12:30 – 1:15pm

Behavior vs. Design: Crafting Change

A program outlines necessity while the art of anticipating behavior informs design. What happens when we attempt to lead behavior toward new habits? Together we’ll explore using architecture and policy to influence cultural shifts which increase health and well-being.

Speaker: Mary Alice Palmer, Principal/Senior Vice President/Director of Global Hospitality Interiors, HKS
Speaker: Dan Doyle, Senior Designer, Wilson Associates
Moderator: William Langmade, CEO/President, Purchasing Management International

Sunday, November 10th 1:15 – 2:00pm

Adaptive Reuse: What’s Old Can Be New Again

Originally constructed in 1874, the Hayden Flour Mill is one of Tempe and Arizona’s oldest and most storied landmarks. When the mill stopped production in 1997, developers have considered options to adapt and reuse the mill and silos, yet none have come to fruition. NEWH’s Design Competition entry by husband and wife team Raquel Raney and Brennan Broome conceives a compelling adaptive reuse proposal, focused on an embodied carbon reduction with enhanced sustainable integration.

Speaker: Raquel Raney, Junior Designer, EoA Group | Malcolm Berg
Speaker: Brennan Broome, Junior Designer, EoA Group | Malcolm Berg
Moderator: Katie Rothfield, LEED AP ID+C, IDEC, NEWH, Senior Instructor – Interior Architecture, Florida International University