JUSTICE OF PLACE
NORTHEAST SUMMIT FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
From The Northeast Corridor Via Rail:
Within the Northeast region the easiest method of transportation is via rail. For attendees coming from Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and other parts of New England with rail access, New Haven Union Station is serviced by Metro-North Railroad to and from Manhattan’s Grand Central Station and Harlem-125th Street Station, as well as Amtrak with easy access from all metropolitan areas in New England.
Outside The Northeast By Air, Flying Into Connecticut:
Flying by air is inconvenient unless you fly directly into Tweed New Haven Airport. Attendees may take a taxi or Lyft from Tweed New Haven Airport to the hotel or conference location. Summit attendees may want to compare the length of the itinerary of flying into Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT or New York City which do not have direct public transportation access to New Haven.
As a 100% electric hotel that operates fossil fuel free, Hotel Marcel has created a new standard for environmentally-friendly hotel operations. Hotel Marcel is proud to be LEED Platinum certified, is anticipated to be the nation's first Passive House certified hotel as well as the nation's first Net Zero hotel by the end of 2025.
The room block is expired, but Hotel Marcel still has some great deals for Thursday night rooms. Get them while they last!
DRIVING AND PARKING IN NEW HAVEN
We encourage the use of public transportation and carpooling.
Registrants will receive a link to a website to organize carpooling.
Metered Parking on Prospect Street between Sachem and Edwards has no time limit.
You can purchase a parking spot in Prospect Sachem Garage across the street from the summit here.
You can reserve a spot in another nearby paid parking garage here.
DINNER IN NEW HAVEN
Go out and get dinner after the summit and experience our foodie city! New Haven is best known for its apizza or "ahbeets". The most famous pizzerias on Wooster Street, Pepe's and Sally's, will have a long wait. Pepe's white clam pizza consistently gets ranked as the best pizza in the US. Modern Apizza on upper State Street will also have a wait, but it is bigger, and the wait isn't as long. The other pizza option is BAR that does a more modern, hip version of New Haven pizza and they take reservations, and brew their own beer. They are known for their mashed potato bacon pie. New Haven is also allegedly the site of the first hamburger, Louis' Lunch. They cook their patties in the original cast iron grills and no condiments allowed. There will also be a line to get in and they don't have much seating, but they are open until 2am. There are numerous other exceptional restaurants in New Haven, and we recommend making reservations for Friday and Saturday nights, if possible. Here are some more recommendations, Olmo, Soul de Cuba, Zinc, Shell and Bones, olea, Roia, Prime 16, Heirloom, August, and L'Orcio.
GREEN EVENT INFORMATION
Organizing an event with sustainability in its name demands concrete action from the organizers. The CTGBC takes this commitment seriously.
Event Venue: Kroon Hall, home of the Yale School of the Environment, LEED Platinum , 2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Winner
Zero-Waste Event with the help of Koffee Katering
Voluntary offset of event-related emissions through the Yale Community Carbon Fund
Hotel Block at Hotel Marcel nation's first all-electric, net-zero, passive house hotel
Additionally, we’ve taken the following steps in planning:
Promoting carpooling, biking, and public transportation
Limiting printing, reusing materials, and printing double-sided where possible
Printing on recycled paper with soy based or recycled inks.
Selecting local food, beer, and wine
Finally, we would like to encourage all attendees to offset the carbon generated in their travel. Below are resources which automatically calculate your emissions. In most cases, the suggested donation is around $10 or less: