Are you a building owner, manager, designer, engineer or contractor? Then you are exploring how to position your projects, portfolios, and plans for coming industry changes.
To prepare you for what’s next in green development in the District, Doo Consulting and Bethesda Green are introducing the “Natural Capital” educational series, coming to DC this summer.
The name of this series is inspired by Paul Hawken’s book, “Natural Capitalism.” Hawken draws the connection for his readers between our current economic models and the natural resources from which all goods are derived; our “Natural Capital.”
The series will discuss where ecological sustainability and real estate development sustainability meet here in the DC Metro area; our “Natural Capital.”
After years of building momentum, LEED has become the accepted standard for new buildings in DC. Now, the foundation on which the green building movement has been built...is shifting.
LEED 2012 represents a significant evolution of the Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. Acknowledging the existence of new “green codes” which USGBC and others helped to create, LEED 2012 re-establishes itself as an aspirational rating system.
LEED 2012 will challenge building owners, designers, engineers and contractors to do more and do it differently to earn a LEED certification.
At this, the first event in the Natural Capital series, you'll learn:
- What is new in LEED 2012
- How this new system will affect your current and planned building certifications
- How LEED 2012 might affect local green building regulations, and
- How your business can respond to the changes.
LEED 2012 is scheduled to be released in November. Join us on June 12th to prepare yourself for the changes.