The 2010 Sustainability in Construction Symposium will be held on April 20, 2010 in Los Angeles and will be a huge networking and learning experience for construction and design build professionals. The symposium will include presentations a range of topics designed to encourage companies to go green with sustainable construction practices. Leading experts will discuss sustainable development and educate and motivate environment professionals on the "latest trends, techniques, technologies, and materials in green building", according to symposium officials.
A keynote address will be given by Thomas Smith, NBC Universal's senior vice president of West Coast real estate who will also accept the 2010 Visionary Award in recognition for NBC Universal's Evolution Plan. NBC's Universal Evolution Plan is a long-term development strategy for the company's Universal City property in California in which environmentally-sustainable practices will be employed. It is expected to create thousands of new jobs and revenue for the local economy.
Also speaking will be Mark Rios, founding principal of Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The 2010 Innovators Award will be given to Bloom Energy for its "Bloom Box," which is created to provide clean electricity to homes and businesses. Other speakers will cover topics in the sustainability arena and will discuss the impact of green construction, opportunities, technologies and risks.