Third Annual PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium Slated for March 12

NEW JERSEY—For the third year, business leaders, public officials, students and community members will participate in the PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium. Slated for Tuesday, March 12, the symposium will be held at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. and will focus on the latest in processes, planning, funding and education, while highlighting technological advances in sustainability in the Philadelphia/South N.J. region.

The program, which spans a half-day, will include Mark Alan Hughes of Penn Design; James C. Fish, Jr. of Waste Management; Rob Powelson of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

The program will also include panel discussions covering eight main themes, such as commercial real estate, energy, technology, LEED, Energy Star, greening building and more.

Panelists scheduled to participate include:

• Jaimie Cloud, President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education

• Doug Gatlin, VP for Market Development, USGBC

• Jean Lupinacci, Director, ENERGYSTAR Commercial/Industrial Branch, USEPA

• Bill Sisson, Director of Sustainability, United Technologies

• Brenna Walraven, Managing Director, USAA Real Estate Company

• Rob Watson, Founder, LEED and EcoTech International Group

• Jeff Bartos, President and CEO of The Mark Group

• Bennett Thomas, VP of Sustainability and Finance, Hersha Hospitality

• Nicholas Stolatsis, Senior Director of Global Sustainability, TIAA-CREF Global Real Estate

• Dean Musser, President and CEO, Tangent Energy Solutions Inc.

For more information including a complete list of events and featured panelists, visit

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