ATLANTA - Information about building sustainability principles, practices, and emerging concepts will be presented in a free satellite broadcast and Webcast, "Sustainability and the Building Environment," offered by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The program will take place from 1-4 p.m. EDT on April 19, 2006.

The speakers for the broadcast will provide guidance on how to practice sustainable building design. They are:

  • Joe Van Belleghem, partner, Windmill Developments, Victoria, British Columbia - Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities – A Developer's Perspective;

  • Hal Levin, Fellow ASHRAE, research architect, Building Ecology Research Group, Santa Cruz, Calif. - Sustainability: What Does It Mean and Why Is It Important;

  • Jean Lupinacci, director, ENERGY STAR commercial and industrial branch, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - If It's Not Energy Efficiency, It's Not Sustainable: How to Ensure Top Energy Performance in Green Buildings;

  • Kevin Hydes, P.E., P.Eng., vice president, Sustainable Practice, Stantec, Montreal - Better by Design: Project Studies;

  • Malcolm Lewis, Ph.D., P.E., president, CTG Energetics, Irvine, Calif. - Integrated Design for Sustainable Buildings.

    Registration is open now for Webcast participants. Registration opens March 15 for satellite broadcast site participants. To register or for more information, visit

    Publication date: 03/13/2006