On December 10, Senior Policy Associate Jan Mueller will speak at EcoBuild America, one of the premier national conferences for promoting sustainability in the built environment. Jan will present work from EESI's Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future project, a joint research and education initiative with the American Planning Association to advance the role of professional planners and allied professions in addressing energy and climate issues at the local and regional level. His session will focus on how planners can help promote sustainable building technology and on the importance of site and location issues in the overall energy and climate performance of buildings.

EcoBuild America, jointly organized by Architecture, Engineering, Construction for Science and Technology LLC (AEC-ST), is dedicated to helping "design and construct a better built environment." Ecology meets Technology is the theme at the three-day conference for anyone involved in the design, construction, and management of buildings and development projects including architects, engineers, contractors, planners, and government officials. Experienced practitioners will provide real-world examples and lessons learned in workshops and seminars in 14 tracks including sustainable design, renewable energy, and high performance green buildings.

The conference runs from December 8-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. More information is available at www.aecEcobuildFall.com . Jan’s session is scheduled for December 10 at 8:30 a.m.