Green Building Conference Explores Economy and Public Policy

This week the University of California Berkeley will host an international conference on green building.”Green Building, The Economy and Public Policy” takes place December 2-3 on the UC Berkeley campus and will address many aspects of green building, including:

• Incentives and the performance-based approach to green building

• Technology, building codes and their implementation in green construction

• The evolution of green labels in real estate markets

• Unanticipated market responses to changing standards and regulations

• Green building investment strategies, from residential retrofits to commercial portfolios

• New financial approaches in the field of energy-based and carbon-impact performance

Festival will include representatives of organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Japanese Ministry of Finance and Wal-Mart’s sustainable facilities division.

For more information, check out this detailed agenda for the conference.

More about green building

• Where will green building be in 10 years? Architects and educators share their vision for the future of green building.

• Check out the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s green building program, LEED version 3.

The Living Building Institute, an alternate to the U.S. Green Building Council, sets high standards for green building.