San Jose

Greening Silicon Valley Roofs

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Image courtesy of Flickr user Greenbelt Alliance

The next generation of the tech campus is currently being planned and built in Silicon Valley, and designs that focus on sustainability are the new trend. Tech giants Samsung and Facebook are leading the way with plans for green and living roofs at their new campuses. Learn about the motivating factors and benefits, and how these companies might act as a model for others.

+ Scott Birnbaum / Samsung Semiconductor
+ Heather Wiggins / NBBJ
+ Lauren Swezey / Facebook
+ Greg Sobotka / Gehry Partners
+ Rayna DeNiord / CMG Landscape Architecture
+ Laura Tam / SPUR

Co-sponsored by the Northern Section of the APA California Chapter. CM I 1.0 pending


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free to APA & SPUR members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

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