Join Us at Greenbuild in New Orleans

Join us at Greenbuild as we explore the relationship between beauty and sustainability.

22-23 October 2014 | 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
 | Booth 1623 | Morial Convention Center

You can also follow us virtually using #MakeBeautyHappen.


Don’t miss the following in-booth presentations:

Wednesday, October 22  

10:00 – 11:00 am |
 Explosion Green Book Signing with David Gottfried

1:00 – 2:00 pm
 | 20 Years of Beautiful Thinking with Bill Browning (Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green) and Janine Benyus (Co-Founder, Biomimicry Institute)

Join Interface and members of their Eco Dream Team, Janine Benyus and Bill Browning, for the first of two discussions on 20 years of beautiful thinking.  Twenty years ago, inspired and coached by this set of innovators, Interface embarked on a journey to redesign its company. The shift toward a sustainable and ultimately restorative enterprise brought beautiful new ideas, beautiful new designs and beautiful partnerships. Over the same 20 years, the built environment has experienced an explosion of similarly beautiful ideas and the world has changed. Join Interface and these inspirational thinkers as they reflect on the last 20 years and explore what's next.


Thursday, October 23  

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 | ‘Materials Matter’ Transparency Portal | Kirsten Ritchie (Gensler), Tom Fischer (Salesforce) and Karen Cooper (Facebook)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
| 20 Years of Beautiful Thinking with Paul Hawken (Environmentalist, Entrepreneur and Author) and John Picard (Founder & CEO, John Picard & Associates)

We continue our discussion on 20 years of beautiful thinking with Eco Dream Team members Paul Hawken and John Picard.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
 | Meet & Greet with George Bandy, Chair, USGBC Board of Directors


You can also hear Interface experts during Greenbuild:

Tuesday, October 21

10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Materials Health Summit | MH02 – Stuff We Buy and Stuff We Spec | MR 255


Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface

Anne Harney, Sustainability Director, Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners

Kirsten Ritchie, Principal | Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler

Jeffrey Zeman, Sr. Staff Environmental Engineer, Kohler Co.


Wednesday, October 22

2:00 – 4:00 pm |
C10 – Inspiring Sustainable Communities and Change through Storytelling | MR 356


George Bandy, Chair, USGBC Board of Directors and VP of Sustainability, Interface

Majora Carter, CEO, Majora Carter Group, LLC

Mike Schiller, CEO, Green Building Alliance

Jenna Cramer, VP, Green & Healthy Schools Academy, Green Building Alliance


6:00 – 11:00 pm | Greenbuild Opening Plenary – The Dollars and Sense of Climate Change | New Orleans Superdome


Paul Hawken, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur and Author

Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate President

Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland


Thursday, October 23

9:30 – 10:30 am | E07 - Designing Biophilic Cities for Public Health | MR 265


Bill Browning, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green

Professor Tim Beatley, University of Virginia

Julia Africa, Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health


Friday, October 24

9:30 – 10:30 am | 
H11 – Beyond Hazard Disclosure: Are Building Materials Safe? | MR 353


Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface

Margaret Whittaker, Managing Director, ToxServices LLC

Robert Shimp, President, Tightline Answers LLC


Sponsored Events & Other Activities:

Thursday, October 23

7:00 – 9:00 am | Women in Green Breakfast | Great Hall | Sponsored by Interface | Separate Ticket Required

11:30 am – 1:30 pm | 
Leadership Awards Luncheon | Great Hall | Ray C. Anderson Foundation announcement of Radical Industrialist Award | Separate Ticket Required

Friday, October 24

2:00 – 6:00 pm
 | Green Building Tour | 
TF03: Live, Work, Play in Downtown New Orleans | Sponsored by Interface