2020 Sustainability Symposium

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Fri, 5/1/2020 - 8:00am - 4:30pm

Penn State at The Navy Yard, 4960 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Thank you to everyone who submitted a session proposal! We will be contacting everyone either way in February. 

Event Summary

Save-the date for Green Building United's tenth annual Sustainability Symposium, happening May 1st at Penn State at The Navy Yard. The Symposium is a full day of educational sessions covering cutting edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices. Please join us to hear experts from across the region and beyond as they gather to discuss their current work, opportunities for social, environmental, and economic impact, and challenges ahead in the sustainability field.

Event Details & Registration


Penn State at The Navy Yard, 4960 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Date and Time

Thursday 4/30/2019 - Afternoon Workshops, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Friday, 05/01/2019 - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Event Cost 

A limited number of Early Bird tickets will be on sale from late February (members-only) to early March (open registration).

Members: $50 Early Bird / $100 Regular

Non-Members: $125 Early Bird / $200 Regular

Note that $100 Chapter Membership covers the difference between the non-member and member rates!


The Expo is available throughout the day and we encourage attendees to stop by during the Registration/Breakfast hour, the morning break, and lunch.

Our sponsors help to make the Sustainability Symposium possible!

Breakfast & Lunch

Light breakfast, coffee, and tea will be available between 8 - 9 AM  in both Penn State at The Navy Yard Buildings, 661 and 7R, and throughout the morning hours.

Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. A variety of sandwiches w/ chips and fruit will be served.

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be available for breakfast and lunch. Philadelphia Catering staff will be on site to help you with your meal selection and options for dietary needs.

Drinks and food can be taken into all classrooms.  Please feel free to enjoy breakfast and lunch in any classrooms, or anywhere there is indoor or outdoor seating.

Transportation & Parking

The Sustainability Symposium can be reached by various means of transportation.  See below for specific directions.

2018 map for symposium
symposium bldg map 2018

Public Transportation:

The Navy Yard Center City Express Shuttle or Broad Street Line Subway & The Navy Yard Loop Shuttle will take attendes right to Penn State at The Navy Yard.  For more information and schedules visit The Navy Yard's Shuttle webpage. Both shuttles stop at the corner of Kittly Hawk and 12th Street, where Penn State at The Navy Yard located.  It's recommended to take the 7:50, 8:10, or 8:30 Express Shuttles or to connect from the Broad Street Line to the Loop Shuttles.


For directions to The Navy Yard visit The Navy Yard's Direction webpage. Once at The Navy Yard Broad Street gate*, continue south on Broad Street until Kitty Hawk. Turn left on Kitty Hawk and then turn left on 12th Street. Penn State at The Navy Yard is at 4960 South 12th Street and registration is in both buildings on 12th Street.  

A map of the Navy Yard is also available.


There is plenty of free and available street parking in The Navy Yard and Green Building United recommends that drivers use street parking. Additionally, there is one parking lot available by PIDC for use by Symposium attendees about two and a half blocks from the Penn State buildings. The parking lot is slightly south of the intersection of Normandy Place and 13th Street, across from the PIDC building. The parking lot in front of Penn State at The Navy Yard is NOT available for use.

Penn State Buildings: 

Penn State at the Navy Yard has two buildings, 661 and 7R.  Building 661 is on the west side of 12th street between Kitty Hawk and Constitution, and Building 7R and League Island Park are on the east side of the street.  Building 661 includes the Expo, Room 107, Room 201 and Room 202.  Building 7R includes Room 103, Room 209, and Room 211.

*Please know that parts of The Navy Yard will be in preparations for the Broad Street run on Sunday, May 5th. This will not result in any road closures or parking issues around Penn State at The Navy Yard.

2019 Photos & Program Info

View last year's 2019 Sustainability Symposium program and event information.


Steering Committee

Adam Cutler | Alex Grella | Angela Iraldi | Anne Larsson | Brad Molotsky  
Brendan McGrath | Dr. Dan J. Tisak | David Mauer | Ed Confair 
Elizabeth Larsson | Jeff Manns | Jim Bradley | Jodi Papaleo 
Kate Flint | Ken Levenson | Laura Hansplant | Laura Maiale 
Lisa Markley | Mark Sanderson | Mary Hall | Matt Thomas  
Michele Halsell Ed.D. | Nick Aster | Pat Coleman | Saleem Chapman
Shane Clark | Troy Hannigan 

Tour Committee

Volunteer Opportunities Available. Contact Leah Wirgau, Education and Engagement Director at 215-399-5798 or lwirgau@greenbuildingunited.org. 

Special thanks to Jen Tran and Bill Fisher. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Sustainability Symposium?  Email Margaret Salamon, Development Director, or call at 215-399-5799.

Legacy Partners

Platinum Partners

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