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Events for May 3, 2018

GreenRI 2018

Thursday May 3, 2018

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM


IIDA NE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA will once again join together to host the 2018  Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase on May 3, 2018. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials set up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors. The event also includes an Earth Day sample collection so attendees have an opportunity to fill up a box (or three!) as they conquer their spring cleaning of their material library and donate  unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!


Event Date & Time

Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Event Location

Roger Williams Botanical Garden
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI

Program Details

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – CEU Programs

CEU #1: 4:30  5.30 p.m. 
Interpreting Transparency Documents: How LCAs, EPDs, and HPDs Assist Designers with Product Selection
Presented by CertainTeed

This course considers how architectural transparency documents promote environmentally sustainable buildings. Attendees will explore the creation of LCA, EPD, and HPD documents, and explore how to use these documents as tools for product evaluation and specification. The relationships between transparency documents and third-party organizations such as and UL and LEED will be discussed.

  • AIA: 1 LU/HSW
  • ASLA: 1 credit
  • IDCEC: .1 credit

CEU #2: 6:00  7:00 p.m. 
LEED, LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES, The Sustainable SITES Initiative - Extraordinary Design Initiatives in Rhode Island's Historic Green Buildings Act Presentation
Presented by USGBC/ Kenneth J. Filarski FAIA, AICP, LEED-AP BD+C, SITES AP, CFM, SAP+AEER, NCARB

In 2009 Rhode Island made history, being the first state in the nation to adopt LEED as public law in The Green Buildings Act, RIGL 37-24, authored by the U.S. Green Building Council Rhode Island. In 2017 The Green Buildings Act was amended to include LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES - The Sustainable SITES Initiative into public law, authored by the U.S. Green Building Council Rhode Island. Just as the original 2009 Green Buildings Act was historic, the 2017 amendments to the Act again are historic as Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to adopt LEED-ND and SITES into public law. With LEED addressing the important sustainability of buildings, and LEED for Neighborhood Development addressing the sustainability of buildings and their neighborhoods, the built landscapes and green infrastructure of SITES have the have the unique capacity to protect and even regenerate natural systems, thereby increasing the ecosystem services they provide. This presentation will explore The Green Buildings Act and the tools it has to provide and deliver a holistic continuum of sustainable buildings, sustainable communities, and sustainable landscapes.

  • AIA: 1LU/HSW
  • ASLA: 1 credit
  • IDCEC: .1 credit


To celebrate 10 years of Green RI, join us on an adventure through the latest innovations in sustainable building products and practices, win prizes and earn CEU’s! Pick up a FREE bingo card at the registration desk that will take you on a journey through the Botanical Center where you’ll interact with vendors who will share fun facts and the latest strategies on tackling ever changing environmental standards and technologies. When you’re done, submit your bingo card to be entered into a raffle and register your CEU. Play on your own or bring your friends. Most importantly, have fun! 

Participate anytime between 5:30-7:30pm

  • AIA: 1 LU/HSW

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustainable Design Showcase & Networking

FREE to all – Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Earth Day Sample Collection: Donate your unused or unwanted sample materials!

In the spirit of Earth Day, a sample collection effort has been organized for the day of the event so don’t forget to bring your old materials and samples! All samples donated will benefit Resources Recycling for RI Education. They are a registered 501c3 non-profit that help stimulate creative learning by offering low-cost and no-cost materials for educators. A drop-off location will be available at the entrance of the event. Check back for more information on what materials we are looking for this year!

Attendee Registration

Attendee pre-registration is now closed! You are still welcome to join us onsite. We look forward to welcoming you!


We are thrilled to be joined by the following companies!



Please email Meaghan Kennedy at  .


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