Glotman Simpson – Leading With LEED? How Successful is The Sustainable Agenda?

Sustainable design and construction is the new normal. In this regard, the City of Vancouver has taken the lead with its ambitious plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, as well as the recent adoption of its 2020 carbon neutral buildings strategy. Building on growing experience in the delivery of sustainable buildings, Dave Ramslie, the city’s Sustainable Development Program manager, will offer an inside look at the initiatives, projects, requirements, incentive programs, and proposals for new codes and bylaws including ASHRAE 90.1 2010. Susan Hildebrandt, GSC, LEED AP, CPI Project Manager and Director of Sustainable Building Practices, Scott Construction, will discuss the issues, challenges and costs facing contractors in project implementation. Marina Pratchett, Q.C. of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP will delve into the legal issues that must be considered and addressed to avoid disputes, and share the top five things that have given rise to “green litigation” in the United States. This seminar, in partnership with the British Columbia Construction Roundtable, takes place Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia. Attendees will also receive an introduction to the CIRS, along with the university’s plans for sustainable development. Self-guided tour will be offered after the event. Register online at http://www.glotmansimpson.com/News/Innovations-Blog.

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