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2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase

IIDANE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA are joining together to host the 2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase this May. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees will have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors. The event also includes an Earth Day sample collection so fill up a box (or three!) as you’re spring cleaning your material library and donate unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!

DATE & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, May 4, 2017

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – CEU Programs

4:30 – 5:30 pm “Trace it Back: A Course in Transparency” provides an overview of materials transparency and how it relates to green building, and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. A representative from 3form will explain product life cycle and how materials potentially affect the environment and health of building occupants.

5:30 – 6:30 pm The Living wall presentation by Green Plants for Green Buildings offers a comprehensive overview of living walls systems and their benefits. The presentation provides a summary of the research being done on living walls, requirements and design features for successful plantings, best practices, health and well being benefits, general costs and the overall benefits to the environment.

6:30 – 7:30 pm “Incentives, Assistance and Training: Demystifying Services to Support Your Energy Efficient and High Performance Sites, Buildings and Interiors” will explain how your next project can benefit from National Grid’s New Construction Services Program, presented by Kathleen Arthur of National Grid.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustainable Design Showcase & Networking
FREE to all – IDANE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA are joining together to host the 2017 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase this May. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, Attendees will be have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Earth Day Sample Collection: Donate your unused or unwanted sample materials!
In the spirit of Earth Day, a sample collection effort has been organized for the day of the event so don’t forget to bring your old materials and samples! All samples donated will benefit Resources Recycling for RI Education. They are a registered 501c3 non-profit that help stimulate creative learning by offering low-cost and no-cost materials for educators. A drop-off location will be available at the entrance of the event. Additional information to come – check back soon!


LOCATION

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI


ATTENDEE REGISTRATION 

Product Showcase & Networking
Free! Pre-registration is preferred.

CEU Pricing
IIDA, AIA, & ASLA Members: Free
Non-members: $25
Students: $10

To register to attend any of these activities, please click here!


VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

Does your company offer sustainable products that you would like to share with the Rhode Island design community? This is your chance to show off your products to many of the architects, interior designers, and landscape architects in the Rhode Island area. Space is limited! 

The cost is $350 for one (1) 6’ table. Requests for additional tables may be granted if space allows. Please indicate that request on your application.

To request to be a vendor in this unique event, please click here and complete the application. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted by the planning committee, you will be provided with a confirmation link for payment.


QUESTIONS?

Email Melissa Bagga at rhodeislandasla@gmail.com

Join us for a Sustainable Sites training series (9 CEUs)

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TO AVOID LATE FEES REGISTER BY JANUARY 31st.

Individual ASLA Member $270
Non-Member $345

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olin-2Canal Park in Washington DC, a SITES 3-star pilot project. Image courtesy of OLIN.

Rhode Island Chapter of ASLA invites you to join us for a three part series on Sustainable Sites (SITES) presented by Steve Benz, SITE Green Solutions, LLC. SITES is the most comprehensive system for developing sustainable landscapes and is supported by the US Green Building Council. Visit the Sustainable Sites Initiative website for more information. This is part of our landscape architecture continuing education event series (LACES 9.0 LU/HSW)

A DEEP DIVE INTO SITES ™

Part One:  An Introduction to SITES v2
SITES: Analysis and Planning

February 14th 2017
Part Two:  SITES: Soil and Vegetation
SITES: Water and Materials

February 27th 2017
Part Three:  SITES: Human Health, Education and Performance
SITES: Construction, O and M, Innovation

March 13th 2017

LOCATION

URI Narragansett Campus

THREE PART SERIES

This is a Sustainable SITES ™ continuing education series. Steve Benz, PE, LEED Fellow, Honorary ASLA of SITE Green Solutions, LLC will be leading these training series intended for information and educational purposes. These sessions will help you prepare for the SITES™ AP exam, however they are not intended as “test-prep” sessions. Steve first prepared and successfully delivered these to the OLIN LA office in 2016.

Steve is a member of the SITES ™ Technical Core Committee and was Partner-In-Charge of OLIN’s Washington Canal Park, a SITES™ 3-Star Pilot Project. Starting with an introductory session into SITES, these sessions are each 1.5 hours (1.5 LACES LU/HSW).

The series are intended to be interactive and attendees are encouraged to bring specific project issues and challenges for discussion.

PROGRAM DETAILS
Sign-in 8:30am.
Program 9:00am-12:30pm

PROGRAM COST
Individual ASLA Member $270
Non-Member $345
March 27th snow day
Additional late fee $20 after Jan 31st
No refunds. No partial registrations.

TO AVOID LATE FEES REGISTER BY JANUARY 31st. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.

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Contact rhodeislandasla@gmail.com with questions or if you would like more information.