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Button to Speak at Green Building Forum

Associate Director for Planning and Construction Christopher Button has been invited to speak as a panelist at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter meeting, which will be held at Glenora Wine Cellars on October 10.

The event is titled, “What Have We Learned from LEED? A Green Building Forum from the Owner’s Perspective.” LEED is an organization that helps deliver energy and water efficient, healthy, environmentally-friendly, and cost saving buildings, homes and communities.

In addition to speaking about his experiences as a certified LEED accredited professional, Button will present on how he is executing his personal sustainability philosophies. He will highlight some of HWS’ sustainable projects and facilities as an example.

Button joined the department of buildings and grounds in 1996 as a project manager. He is currently responsible for the oversight of the Colleges’ planning, design and construction activities; a member of the climate and energy committee; and co-chair of the 21st Century Campus, a working group of the President’s 2015 Initiative. He is also an active member of the Geneva community as board member of Lakeview Mental Health Services and is a building committee member at Smith Opera House.

The USGBC Upstate New York Chapter provides education, outreach, advocacy and activities for members and individuals interested in green building throughout New York State. Through these services, they aim to accelerate change and help shape the future of green buildings to support a vibrant economy, resilient environment, and human health.