Green Building and 'LEED' -- Understanding The Future of the Construction Industry

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The increasing popularity of green design and construction and the potential for inclusion of "LEED" certification requirements in construction contracts and development agreements present opportunities and challenges for construction and real estate attorneys, public officials and contractors/designers, etc. April 12, 2007 Noon to 1:30 p.m. 1.5 hours MCLE credit This is a Webinar Program Participate on your computer from the comfort of your office.

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What is Green Building? What is LEED? What are the benefits and risks to Green Building? What legal issues are unique to Green Building? How do I manage these risks? What does the future hold for Green Building?

Leading panelists will discuss the legal issues and challenges presented in key aspects of Green project finance/development, design, sales/leasing, construction and closeout.

Jerry Yudelson, PE of Tucson-based Yudelson & Associates and Jeffrey Conner, Esq. of San Francisco-based Conner & Associates are confirmed speakers for this event.

Mr. Conner is a leader in Green Building legal issues and serves as the Construction & Commercial/Industrial subsection Chair for the State Bar of California.

Mr. Yudelson is a nationally recognized author, speaker and expert in the Green Building design protocol and serves on several major U.S. Green Building Council committees.

The moderator for this program is Alice Kaswan, Professor of Real Property and Environmental Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and faculty adviser for the recent symposium entitled: "The Domestic Response to Global Climate Change: Federal, State, and Litigation Initiatives."

This event is sponsored by industry leaders Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development (SEED) and the Orchard Garden Hotel -slated to be California's first certified environmentally friendly hotel, read all about it at

To register, go to, click on the "Teleseminar and Webinars" tab, then select the webinar.

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