2019 New Gravity Housing Conference

star CEUs pending approval

Thu, 8/1/2019 - Fri, 8/2/2019 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

Temple University, Science Education and Research Center, 1925 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The reality of climate change will fundamentally alter the way buildings are designed, built, and operated in the coming decades.

At the same time, the need for quality affordable housing that can withstand increasingly extreme and volatile weather continues to grow. Building healthy, safe, and accessible places to live that will both limit and adapt to climate impacts is a key challenge for the 21st century. This cutting edge conference, preceded by a one-day workshop, will explore the tools, techniques, and practices that the building community is using to address this challenge. 

View last year's 2018 New Gravity Housing Conference event page for program details and information. 


Call for Sessions Now Open!

If you have a session proposal related to high performance, affordable building, from introductory to advanced, we want to see your submission! Proposals are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.   


Session Criteria

All sessions must be 1 hour and eligible for GBCI and AIA continuing education units (CEUs). Please read over our continuing education guidance sheet for information on CEU requirements. The information you submit in the application is what will be used for the CEU submission. If your session is selected, Green Building United will submit your session for GBCI and AIA credits. This means you do not need to submit your session for CEU approval prior to submitting a session proposal. 

If you have any questions, please contact Leah Wirgau, Education and Engagement Director. If you wish to submit presentations and/or additional relevant session materials, please send a DropBox link or .zip file to Leah.

If your session is selected, you will be required to submit course materials in the form of a presentation or slide deck, in advance of the conference. 

Event Details

Registration will open in spring 2019. 


Parking and Transportation

The Science Education and Research Center at Temple University can easily be accessed by foot, bike, and public transportation. Please visit SEPTA's website to explore transit options. 

If driving - street parking is available but limited. If driving, stay tuned for updated information on parking garage access. 

2018 new gravity parking map

Preferred Hotel Partner

Out-of-town travelers- Green Building United recommends staying at the Westin Philadelphia.  Owned and managed by Hersha Hotels and Resorts, the Westin is situated near Rittenhouse Square in the center of Philadelphia's thriving downtown.  The Westin deploys Hersha's proprietary sustainable hospitality program, EarthView, and has recently committed to the Philadelphia 2030 District goals.

If you would like to reserve a room at The Westin Philadelphia, please contact Amanda Bray, Executive Meeting Manager, at abray@westinphila.com or 215-575-6917. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the New Gravity Housing Conference?  Contact Margaret Salamon, Development Director or by phone at 215.399.5799.

Conference Committee 

Jeremy Avellino | Leslie Billhymer | Jaque Camp | Matt Fine | Michael Hindle | Jon Jensen | Hank Keating | Wade Romberger

Legacy Partners

Platinum Partners

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