Upcoming WPL Webinar to Examine LEED for Existing Buildings: O+M Case Studies

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The interactive event is suited for facility managers, building owners, investors, property managers, brokers, facility engineers and operators, property groups, maintenance professionals, and anyone involved in building operations and maintenance.

WPL Publishing soon will sponsor a webinar focusing on the success stories of key structures certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system -- a webinar that will offer American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education credits to attendees.

One of the best ways construction professionals can incorporate successful strategies into a their practices is to learn how others in the industry have done it in the past. Attendees of the upcoming webinar will learn about the TransAmerica Pyramid building, which is certified under LEED for Existing Buildings and undergoing re-certification, and 405 Howard Street in San Francisco, the highest-scoring LEED for Existing Buildings project (90/10). To register for the 90-minute event, scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/6eyhque.

The webinar, entitled "Best Practices in Sustainability: Case Studies Focused on LEED for Existing Buildings: O+M," is approved for 1.5 hours of AIA learning units.

This online workshop of case studies will focus on the following areas:

  • Initial steps to get started -- what is needed in a construction professional's "tool box?"
  • Best items to focus on -- lowest-hanging fruit and better.
  • An architect's role in operations -- How thoughtful design can make the building run better.
  • Keeping the momentum going -- selling the package to investors.
  • Explaining the reasons behind the process -- long-term gains.

Addressing webinar attendees will be BuildingWise Llc. President Barry Giles. He is a high-performance building consultant and educator who has more than 35 years of experience in construction and facilities maintenance, specializing in sustainable operations and maintenance. For the last three years, he has operated his own high-performance buildings consultancy, providing LEED services, high-performance operations coaching and consulting as well as benchmarking, net-zero reporting, carbon footprint analysis, energy audits, and energy analysis to government agencies and major commercial and institutional projects.

Following Mr. Giles' presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/6eyhque.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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