Alan Steel to Keynote CitiesAlive Conference
August 2018

Alan Steel, the President and CEO of the Javits Center, will serve as the keynote speaker at the CitiesAlive conference in September 2018, a five-day event focused on leading trends in the green infrastructure industry.

Alan will outline the recent transformation of the Javits Center – from an energy hog and bird killer to a model of energy conservation and wildlife sanctuary.

Since a renovation that was completed in 2014, the iconic convention center has reduced its energy consumption by 26% and become a home to 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honey bees.

“Backed by a collective belief in the importance of sustainability, and reinforced by the scientific results, the Javits Center is living proof that smart and sustainable improvements to existing buildings can have a dramatic impact on the environment around us and can indeed improve the quality of life in many ways, “ Mr. Steel said.

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