BASF Presents Sustainable Construction Virtual Expo

Online event will feature live presentations from ULI, GBCI, FLASH, Deloitte today


FLORHAM PARK, NJ (October 18, 2011) – BASF announced that the following national experts in the area of sustainable building and construction will speak at the live Sustainable Construction Virtual Expo presented by BASF, a virtual tradeshow and conference, on Oct. 20, 2011.

Building in 2011: Safety and Sustainability Working Together

Presentation: 10:15 - 11 a.m.

Live Q&A: 11 - 11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

Building on Innovation: The Significance of Anchor Institutions in a New Era of City Building

Presentation: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.

Live Q&A: 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Tom Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA (1994 – 2006)

Water Scarcity as a Driver for Innovation

Presentation: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Live Q&A: 2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: William Sarni, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Author, Corporate Water Strategies, and the forthcoming, Water Tech – A Guide to Innovation and Business Opportunities

Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Presentation: 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Live Q&A: 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Presenter: Charlene Wall-Warren, North American Sustainability Leader, BASF Corporation

LEED Credentialing and the LEED Rating System

Presentation: 4 – 4:45 p.m.

Live Q&A: 4:45 – 5 p.m.

Presenter: Beth Holst, Vice President of Credentialing, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

- LEED AP with Specialty or LEED Green Associate – Which is right for you?

- Building products and the LEED point system – What you should know.

The Expo Hall: Construction Solutions, Sustainability Tools, Demonstrations Projects, Expert Chats and More

In the virtual exposition hall, attendees will be able to chat live with experts and learn more about hundreds of sustainable construction products. Examples include:

  • pervious surfaces that replenish aquifers;
  • innovations that make roads, highways and bridges safer and stronger;
  • systems and products that reduce energy consumption and help buildings withstand the forces of nature.

Attendees will also find information about tools that measure and compare environmental impacts.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit