Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference

This event has been postponed.


We have been working with a great group of volunteers to bring this conference together. Website and registration should launch soon! Here are some details.



“building for the future”


JMU Festival Center

Harrisonburg, VA


The Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference brings together thoughtful leaders in the residential and commercial building industry. This inaugural event is designed for those interested in the green-building industry, including contractors, architects, designers, vendors, consultants, engineers, realtors, government agencies, and students. The primary focus of the event is to educate the local and regional building industry on quality green-building practices, products, and projects to inspire attendees to build for the future. The event, co-sponsored by James Madison University office on sustainability, Central Virginia Construction Specifications Institute, and the Shenandoah Valley Builders Association, is a three day conference covering topics including:

Alternative Energy (solar, wind, energy management)

Energy Efficiency (sensors and measurements, energy saving controls, conservation, building science, energy code, energy modeling)

Building Science (moisture management, bulk water management, insulation, alternative building systems, indoor air quality)

HVAC (advanced HVAC systems)

Sustainable Sites (low impact development, sustainable lighting, resilient design)

Legal (Risk Aversion)

Real Estate (MLS green options, HERS)

This conference is approved to offer AIA LU’s for each session. Participants can earn a maximum of 16 units by attending the full conference.

Confirmed Speakers

Allison Bailes, Energy Vanguard

Sam  Rashkin, Chief Architect, Department of Energy

Peter Yost, Technical Director, GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

Eddie Bumbaugh, Executive Director, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

Milt Matter, Ivy Tools

Jon Miles, Ph.D., James Madison University, Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy

Galen Staengl, P.E., Staengl Engineering

Cynthia Adams, Executive Director, LEAP


The Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference will be held at the JMU Festival Conference and

Student Center, Harrisonburg, VA.

1301 Carrier Drive

Festival Conference & Student Center

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Va 22807


Parking is available at the JMU Convocation Center Lot R10. A JMU shuttle bus will run from this location to the festival center at 15 minute intervals during the conference. All other JMU parking spaces are reserved and parking in them will result in a fine.


Opening Soon

Early Bird Rate $225 (through June 30)

Regular Rate $275

Student Rate $50

NAHB Building Science Course (add $175)

Registration link: TBD


Gold ($500) – company logo on website with live link, marketing material in attendee bag

Platinum ($1,000) – Gold level benefits + table top display space Sept 4-5 each morning at event.

Contact Information

 Michelle Johnson

Shenandoah Valley Builders Association



Thanks to the following for making this event possible:

James Madison University Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

James Madison University Outreach & Engagement

Shenandoah Valley Home Builders Association

SVBA Green Building Committee

Building Knowledge

Beck Builders

Classic Kitchen and Bath

The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design

VBS Mortgage

Venture Builders, Inc.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Related Posts

Project Update: Eastern Mennonite Elementary School – walls and radiant floor

Project Update: Eastern Mennonite Elementary School – walls and radiant floor

Eastern Mennonite Elementary School addition continues to make progress. Over the last few weeks, Herr and Company ...
Home Renovation Return on Investment

Home Renovation Return on Investment

This year we have seen a lot of home renovation and addition projects. These are exciting projects to design ...
Public Art in Harrisonburg

Public Art in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg has seen a surge in public art over the last decade, and it is incredible!Public art adds visual ...
New Construction or Custom Construction for your new home?

New Construction or Custom Construction for your new home?

Do you want “New Construction” or do you want “Custom Construction”? That is a huge question when deciding if you ...

Discover more from The Gaines Group Architects

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading