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The Wild Center Hosts Adirondack Building Conference Building and trades conference returns to in-person

The Wild Center Hosts Adirondack Building Conference Building and trades conference returns to in-person

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is inviting building and trades professionals, students and all interested individuals to learn about the latest in sustainable building practices at the Adirondack Building Conference. The day-long event is set to take place on Thur., Mar. 23, and will showcase ultra-efficient methods for building projects in the region, with insights from a wide range of industry experts.

During the event, attendees will hear case studies from the region, network with each other and speak directly with vendors. The education continues with intensive break-out sessions, displaying powerful local and regional success stories so that we may begin building the houses and buildings of tomorrow, today.

Topics at this year’s event include heat bumps, marketing your business, funding opportunities and how to meet the growing demand of electrifying buildings. Featured speakers include:

  • Jacob Deva Racusin, New Frameworks
  • Tansy Massey-Greene, RMI
  • Jesse Schwartzberg, Black Mountain Architecture

This is the first time the conference, formerly known as Building A Greener Adirondacks, is being held in person since the pandemic.

“Adirondack Building Conference reaches a different audience than one might expect for the Center,” said The Wild Center's executive director Stephanie Ratcliffe. “This event demonstrates, not only The Wild Center’s commitment to sustainable solutions that work in this region, but that our partners in the building sector have the information they need to implement new solutions.”

The Adirondack Building Conference, sponsored by NYSERDA, is yet another example of the Center’s commitment to creating a greener and better future. Last summer, The Wild Center unveiled a 3,000-square-foot exhibition, “Climate Solutions,” which was recognized by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) for its “Excellence in Design.” The exhibit shares stories and inspiration across four areas that deal with climate change – energy, food, natural world and action– including a building structure explaining how architects and builders rely on ultra-efficient building materials, renewable energy and site design.

Registration is open for Adirondack Building Conference, and includes access to all workshops, lunch at The Wild Center, entry to door prizes, and end-of-the-day Raquette River Brewing beer tasting. For more information on this event, visit The Wild Center website at


About The Wild Center
The Wild Center invites visitors to discover the story of the Adirondacks, and to explore new ways that people and nature can thrive in the same place. Located in Tupper Lake, NY the center uses science-
based experiences, exhibits and programs to open new ways to look into the relationship that people have with nature and to promote environmental best practices. The Wild Center’s reimagined
experience utilizes Wild Walk and its largely outdoor 115-acre campus.