Conference - Go Green Austin Conference - Austin, TX

CMPBS Co-Director Gail Vittori will be participating in a panel discussion at the 2011 Go Green Austin Conference on April 6, 2011. The Go Green Conference is an annual conference series for business professionals looking to integrate sustainability into business practices. In its third year, the Go Green Conference will be held in Portland, Seattle and Austin. The Austin Conference will feature representatives of local government, community organizations and business leaders. Speakers include City of Austin Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens, Texas State Representative Mark Strama, Whole Foods Global Vice President Lee Matecko, and Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability for University for Texas at Austin.

Gail will sit on the panel, entitled "Mueller Development As A Model: Concepts to Reality", that focuses on the redevelopment of the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport through a coordinated sustainability effort. The Mueller Redevelopment is pursuing certification under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot. CMPBS serves as the sustainability and LEED consultant for the project.

Gail will join Alan R. Bell, Director for Design and Construction for the Seton Family of Hospitals and Kent Burress, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities on the panel. Seton and Ronald McDonald House Charities have both completed LEED Platinum certified projects at Mueller. Greg Weaver, Executive Vice President of Catellus Development Group will moderate the panel. The panel will take place from 11:30 to 12:30 on April 6.

For more information about the Go Green Conference or to register visit the Go Green Conference website.