Green Building Worldwide Magazine is pleased to announce the Wall Street Sustainable Cities & Infrastructure Roundtable featuring another dynamic discussion on Real Estate.
2014 Sustainable Building and Green Lease Roundtable
The commercial real estate industry is a significant contributor to the United States' national economic growth. Towards the end of 2012 the commercial building industry contributed over $303 billion to the growing economy and by 2015, approximately 40% - 48% of new, commercial construction will integrate sustainable building practices. Over 61% of real estate companies now believe that green buildings enhance their corporate image and 67% of them agree that over the next five years, tenants and building owners will opt for properties that have sustainable operations.
High Performing Buildings integrate sustainable building attributes such as energy efficiency, durability, life -cycle performance, indoor air quality, and occupant productivity. HPB's can have a high incremental cost, from 0-6.5% than conventional buildings, while these costs are repaid in savings as they customarily use 20-30% less energy and cost 50% less to operate during their life cycle.
The concept of Green Lease was conceived from changing tastes and societal demands primarily driven by adverse reactions to rising energy costs and the desire to reduce emissions, in light of the climate change debate. So, a Green Lease helps ensure that a building meets or exceed its intended performance and assist the owner regain its initial investment as well as the ongoing costs attributed to its high performance.
Asit Parikh, President, Zenesis Desing/Build: Asit is an experienced Real Estate professional with Nest Seekers International representing investors, buyers, and sellers of New York City real estate. Nest Seekers International’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director Ryan Serhant, was ranked among the top 20 real estate brokers in New York City and is part of the series, Bravo's Million Dollar Listing.
Prior to this, Asit was a Director at Metropolitan Building Consulting Group, PLLC - a firm specializing in the retrofit and new development of buildings in the New York metropolitan area. Asit completed PHIUS PassivHaus training and appeared before the US House of Representatives Renewable Energy Caucus to present the case for combating climate change through better building techniques.
L. Charlie Oliver, CEO Green Building Worldwide: Charlie has extensively worked within the Commercial Real Estate and Investment sectors on behalf of international concerns including Burger King, American Express, Pathmark, the Senegalese Consulate, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International and Planet Earth. She advocates for sustainable infrastructural development – engaging its constituents through discussion, and information exchange. She has extensive experience developing and leading Public Private Partnerships with the first significant undertaking being Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the New York City Empowerment Zone during its Federal application process.
This Innovative Roundtable will address:
- Green Lease: sustaining buildings performance standards
- Better Performing Buildings, examining the methodologies and energy related options therein
Two ways to participate with us:
- Attend our Roundtable
- Register online for our first webinar
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: GBW Offices, 44 Wall Street, 12th Floor Conference Room A
New York, 10005
Event Type: Roundtable Discussion
Speaking and Volunteer opportunites available
Looking forward to seeing you on August 14th!
When & Where
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