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Greenbuild is Coming to Philadelphia – Join Us on Tours of The Navy Yard

Join us on the road to Greenbuild! Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, for three days of outstanding education sessions, renowned speakers, a vast expo floor, green building tours, special seminars and networking events.

The 2013 show will take place Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA. The 2012 show was held in San Francisco, Calif., and drew more than 24,000 attendees and featured more than 800 exhibitors. Visit greenbuildexpo.org and follow @Greenbuild for more information.

The amazing volunteers on the DVGBC Tours Committee have made sure that there’s something for everyone on Greenbuild Tours, which can be purchased without getting a full-conference ticket.  They’ll be half day and full day tours held Monday November 18th, Friday November 22nd, and Saturday November 23rd. No matter what kind of green building work you want to explore, you’ll see great projects and get GBCI/AIA credits.

Three great tours on the lineup feature The Navy Yard. Space is limited so register before October 1st on the Greenbuild website!

TM02: The Navy Yard as a Sustainable Business Campus

TM02: The Navy Yard as a Sustainable Business Campus

TM02: The Navy Yard as a Sustainable Business Campus
Visit The Navy Yard, originally America’s first naval shipyard, now reemerged as one of the region’s most important centers of employment, attracting new businesses and investment to Philadelphia. Today, The Navy Yard is a dynamic, urban 1,200-acre business campus with more than 10,000 employees occupying over 6.5 million square feet of office, industrial/manufacturing, and R&D space. Since the base closure in 1995, over $1 billion of public and private funds have been invested into the campus. In early 2013, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) updated The Navy Yard’s Real Estate Master Plan and created a community-wide Energy Master Plan to accommodate the continuing investment and job growth, providing the roadmap for future development.

This tour features a range of sustainable development, including: the Corporate Center, developed by Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners, which houses five LEED® buildings ranging from LEED certified to GlaxoSmithKline’s double LEED Platinum headquarters; the Historic Core with renovated historic buildings like Urban Outfitters, Inc.’s award-winning corporate campus; the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub; and highlights include innovative stormwater management initiatives, open park space, and the unregulated energy grid. (Highlights of this tour & TM10 will be included on the TS06 Saturday morning tour.)

TM10: The Navy Yard as a Smart Energy Innovation Center

TM10: The Navy Yard as a Smart Energy Innovation Center

TM10: The Navy Yard as a Smart Energy Innovation Center
This tour showcases The Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub), which was established in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The HUB serves the dual mission of reducing energy use in regional commercial buildings by 20 percent by 2020 and promoting regional economic growth and job creation. This tour engages EEB Hub team members from different disciplines and demonstrates innovative research practices that allow attendees to experience life-sized 3-dimensional modeling and demonstration of research endeavors being implemented. Attendees will see and learn about smart microgrids, flex zone ceiling practices, the GridSTAR center, building full-spectrum retrofits, and observe the building 661 advanced retrofit research laboratory, currently under construction. The Hub is committed to advancing energy retrofit projects and capturing best practices gleaned by a full complement of public, private, and institutional stake-holders in the mid-Atlantic region. Research results from the past two years of operation will also be highlighted. (Highlights of this tour & TM10 will be included on the TS06 Saturday morning tour.)

TS06: The Navy Yard as a Sustainable Business Campus & Smart Energy Innovation Center
Visit The Navy Yard, originally America’s first naval shipyard, now reemerged as one of the region’s most important centers of employment, attracting new businesses and investment to Philadelphia. Today, The Navy Yard is a dynamic, urban 1,200-acre business campus with more than 10,000 employees occupying over 6.5 million square feet of office, industrial/manufacturing, and R&D space. Since the base closure in 1995, over $1 billion of public and private funds have been invested into the campus. In early 2013, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) updated The Navy Yard’s Real Estate Master Plan and created a community-wide Energy Master Plan to accommodate the continuing investment and job growth, providing the roadmap for future development.

This tour features a range of sustainable development, including: the Corporate Center, developed by Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners, which houses five LEED® buildings ranging from LEED certified to GlaxoSmithKline’s double LEED Platinum headquarters; the Historic Core with renovated historic buildings like Urban Outfitters, Inc.’s award-winning corporate campus; the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Buildings Hub; and highlights include innovative stormwater management initiatives, open park space, and the unregulated energy grid. (This tour is highlights the 2 half-day tour itineraries ( TM-2 & TM10 ) covered earlier in the week.)

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We look forward to seeing you at The Navy Yard in November. For more information on The Navy Yard please contact Jennifer Tran at 215.218.2854 or jtran@pidc-pa.org.

This article originally appeared on the PIDC Blog.

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The Navy Yard is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and today is a growing community where companies and their employees thrive. Future growth will support up to 10 million square feet of commercial and residential development.

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