Build a Greener Adirondacks (BAGA), a day-long conference and vendor expo is set to return to The Wild Center on Thursday March 21 from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
BAGA works to educate local builders, contactors, architects, code officials and engineers about the latest in energy and cost savings of green building practices and products. This year, the focus shifts to the qualitative aspects of green building: health, wellness and comfort.
Break-out sessions include topics on effective marketing practices, green building and codes, air sealing, passive houses, and sourcing healthy materials and products. Registrants are also welcome to Wild Center green facility and pellet boiler tours, climate change science discussions and opportunities to join Wild Center Naturalists to get up-close with wildlife.
Featured speakers include Kevin Stack of Northeast Building Consulting who will facilitate a conversation about the opportunities and responsibilities builders have in the Adirondacks to meet the challenges posed by intensifying global environment change and Mike Phinney of Phinney Design Group who will focus on the health and wellness benefits of green design.
Other speakers include Mike DeWein, Strategic Program Director of Leidos, Matthew Bowers, builder of Rochester’s first certified passive house, Mark Seymour, owner-operator of Radiant Hearth, Inc., Nick Shaw of 475 High Performance Building Supply, Matt Whitbeck, Construction Manager and owner of Whitbeck Construction and DJ Colbert, owner-operator of Cornerstone Family of Companies.
New this year, thanks to a partnership with U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate, BAGA is offering attendees the opportunity to earn six AIA LUs | HSW credits.
The Wild Center is located at 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake.
Registration for the event costs $50 and includes lunch and free beer sampling from Raquette River Brewing. For more information, registration, vendor and sponsorship info, click here or call (518) 359-7800.