Friday, November 5, 2010

Green Building Practices: Legal, Financial, Technical Drivers in the Marketplace -- BNA Webinar

This BNA Webinar covers global and domestic trends related to climate change and energy efficiency that have resulted in the continued expansion of green building initiatives, even during a down market and stubborn economic recession.

Despite the clear advantages for building owners, much remains unknown about the risks that may be associated with certain green building techniques and materials that remain fairly new in the commercial real estate sector. There also are gaps in how to measure and collect/secure data on the effectiveness of green construction. Therefore, it is critical that practitioners involved in green building understand the legal, financial, and technical drivers for success with green building practices; identify and mitigate any identified associated risks; and develop best practices to ensure green building benefits are optimized.

During this 90-minute webinar, you will hear from experts in the field who will focus on the practical aspects of green building that parties must consider to ensure a successful strategy. This webinar is designed to help you:

■ Identify the legal issues that must be considered in the project planning stage, including the scope of the green building construction or retrofit contracts, contract terms, and leases, as well as allocations of liabilities and risks

■ Analyze the financial considerations of green building projects, including insurance and differences between new construction and retrofits

■ Gain insight about building certification and the importance of commissioning

■ Learn what technical issues need to be addressed in the project planning process and post-completion to ensure energy efficiency targets are met

■ Understand methods by which cost and energy savings can be measured as well as the data support behind such metrics to support financing, and new financial products like green mortgage backed securities, PACE finance, and bond finance

■ Implement best practices for green building projects to avoid pitfalls while preserving opportunities

■ Consider future areas of green building practices to monitor, such as unintended consequences of greening, new building and construction codes, indoor air quality and health and eco-labeling

Date: Thursday, December 02, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)

2 comments:

laurabeth1976 said...

It is so important for New York Building Construction to become more green and to help protect the world we live in. When making this change it becomes even more important to really research your options. McGraw Hill's New York Construction site is a great resource for this. They offer all of the important information you need, including who is available for hire and what they are like, as well as what products and manufacturers there are. While I do work with them, they have honestly been a great help in all of my projects.You should check them out.

Jaqlene Klum said...

The construction cost of the green buildings i needed to be taken down,So that people can be encouraged to construct them on mass scale and it will big relieve for our ever-shrinking natural resources too.