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Tropical Green Conference


Faculty Earn 18 hours of Professional Development Credit
February 9-10, 2006

Please remember CTD is one part of a two-part registration process

“Tropical Green” is a two-day conference for architects, interior designers, developers, city planners, politicians, educators and voters in search of learning the ways of 21st century design. It will explore how to build sustainably in Miami, South Florida, and similar climates. Green building is the next wave of innovation, investment opportunity and business creativity. Participants will learn how Miami can ride this wave to achieve and sustain prosperity in our region. Tropical Green will provide useful answers, inspiration, and a blueprint for designing and furnishing modern buildings in torrid zones.


As a result of this workshop, participants will

1.  Describe how quality of life is enhanced when responsible planning and business creativity guide urban development.

2.  Explain the link between green industry and our region’s prosperity.

3.  List and describe some sustainable building guidelines that can have a positive impact on urban growth and development.

4.  List and describe some successful solar energy, water use and water treatment projects that have been initiated in our region

5. Explain how the design of infrastructure can transform the way a community perceives large scale service facilities.

6. Explain strategies to improve interior air quality and occupant comfort while lessening environmental impact by specifying green products and practices.

7. Explain how people can live with abundance and comfort in energy-efficient solar homes.

8. Describe green building strategies, such as siting, building form and smart technology, that are especially suitable in a tropical climate

9. Explain how a site’s ecology and a building’s use of energy and materials over its life-cycle can inform the design of a skyscraper.


Bruce Adams, Guy Battle, Dr. Subrato Chandra, Rick Fedrizzi, Jeremy Harris, Kristin Jacobs, Gregory Kiss, Robert J. Fobet, Jaime Lerner, William McDonough,  Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Sheila Rose, Kim Shinn, Michael Singer, Katy Sorenson, Bernadette V. Upton, Ken Yeang, Susan Szenasy and Brian Lomel.

Register on line with CTD - Reference #365545

 fax Colleen Ahern-Hettich completed form at 305-237-7724


William McDonough

Rick Fedrizzi

Greg Kiss    

Katy Sorenson

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

Guy Battle  



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