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George Elvin      

Green Innovation Speaker & Author

Green innovation speaker Dr. George Elvin is renowned for his insight into cutting-edge green technologies and his talent for inspiring audiences to envision a greener, more sustainable future. Elvin is a recognized expert on a variety of green topics including green building, nanotechnology in architecture, clean technologies, biotechnology, environmental issues, LEED architecture and sustainable design.

Elvin's conference speaking engagements and seminars frequently take him across the country and around the world. He has delivered the keynote address on sustainable innovation at the opening of a South American biofuel plant, led workshops on green building in Singapore and addressed numerous audiences in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

In his role as director of the design, research and consulting firm Green Technology Forum, Elvin is a respected thought leader on next-generation green technologies. Elvin appears regularly in media interviews and is a prolific author with books and articles published by Wiley, the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineers and many others. His most recent book, Post-Petroleum Design, was released in 2015.

Elvin has a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, is a LEED-accredited professional, ran a successful design-build firm in the Washington D.C. area and served as a visiting fellow at the University of Edinburghs Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Center for Energy Research, Education and Service. He was recently an associate professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently works as an Associate Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University.

Speech Topics

Nature's Lessons for Resilient Living

Architecture for Extreme Environments

Nanotechnology: It's a Small World

The science of small is becoming big business. Nanotechnology is transforming the world as we know it from energy and electronics to medicine and materials. Delve into the many ways this advanced science is breaking the conventions of ordinary physics, and how it will alter our lives in the 21st Century. Nanotechnology expert Dr. George Elvin can also focus on important subtopics including nanotechnology in architecture and nanotechnology for green building.

Bringing Biotechnology to Life

Immerse your audience in the world of biotechnology where the boundaries between flora, fauna and the fabricated blend and blur. This fascinating science is changing entire industries including energy, plastics, food and medicine. Biotechnology expert Dr. George Elvin brings this captivating technology to life.

The Green Building Revolution

The rapid growth of green building and LEED architecture has been dubbed a "revolution" and for good reason. LEED accredited professional Dr. George Elvin explains what's behind this exploding trend and discusses how today's top engineers, architects and building owners are creating the green buildings of tomorrow. This popular presentation can be adapted to both professional and general audiences.

Green Technology: Incredible Innovations

Audiences will be amazed at the high-tech ways technology is helping us go green. From self-cleaning buildings to carbon dioxide scrubbers and more, these innovations are truly mind-boggling. Demonstrations of cutting-edge green technologies add the "wow" factor, allowing participants to see first-hand how science is helping to build a greener world.

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Best Practices for Green Business

With case studies galore, this is the perfect program for audiences who learn by example. See the strategies leading businesses around the world are using to improve the environment, produce greener goods and services and run a green business gaining customers and building their brands in the process.

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