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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Green Building Council CEO to Speak in the Adirondacks

Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in Washington, D.C. will Keynote the 19th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks this May 16th and 17th, 2012 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY. The (USGBC) is a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. USGBC is best known for the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems. Many LEED designed buildings can now be found throughout the North Country. A widely sought-after speaker, Rick gives more than 100 speeches and presentations a year and frequently engages White House and Congressional staff in promoting green building through public policy at the local, state and federal levels. The Annual Conference on the Adirondacks is presented by the Adirondack Research Consortium, a not-for profit organization based at Paul Smith’s College. It features two-days of presentations on community sustainability, entrepreneurship, energy, and the environment. More information on the conference can be found at http://www.adkresearch.org/ or by calling 518-327-6276.