Green Building Best Practices 2008 is Almost Over

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The fourth and final audio conference session is still open for registration. Don't miss out on this lively discussion by sustainability experts about the legal risks that accompany green building practices.

The first ever Green Building Best Practices program has met with great success. Hundreds of building industry professionals from around the world have already participated in this educational series sponsored by WPL Publishing. The fourth and final session is expected to be no different.

The final session, on Aug. 20, will focus on legal risks and considerations of green building. WPL Publishing has gathered experienced attorneys and LEED-certified consultants to explain concerns and strategies for navigating the green building world. Highlights of the upcoming conference including present and emerging risks, third-party certification and governing law. A 10 to 15 minute interactive question period at the end of the presentation will allow participants to address specific concerns and questions. Contact information for the presenters will also be provided.

The first session opened the series with a discussion on design considerations. Representatives from CTG Energetics and Forest City Developers explained specific design issues that help maximize a building's performance and LEED points. Presenters emphasized the point that by investing in a building's design and engineering, an owner can save on costs throughout the lifecycle of the building.

Session two covered the construction phase, highlighting tips, techniques and concerns. LEED-Accredited Professionals from Clark Construction Group and Primera Engineers discussed how construction goals are just as important as design goals to achieve maximum building performance and certification. The presenters set up a simple framework for implementing good construction practices.

Building commissioning is the process of ensuring that all of a building's systems are designed, installed and working to fulfill an owner's needs efficiently. In the third session, LEED-APs from CTG Energetics and EMC Engineers explained the new requirement in LEED for New Construction. The presenters discussed how to best implement commissioning in new construction and existing buildings.

It is not too late to register for the last session and order CDs of the entire Green Building Best Practices 2008 series. The CD set comprises recordings and presentation materials for all four sessions, giving you best practices advice at your fingertips when you need it. The flexibility of our registration allows you to pick and choose which elements of the series are right for you. Registration and orders can be placed at

Green Building Insider ( is a publication of WPL Publishing Co. Inc. and focuses on issues and news in the green building industry. In addition WPL Publishing produces two other construction-related newsletters, Construction Project Controls and BIM Report ( and Construction Claims Advisor ( Owner and publisher Paul Levin has published, written and contributed to numerous magazines and newsletters including ENR, ABC Today and Constructor. For more information about WPL Publishing and its newsletters, please visit Queries may also be sent to or 301-983-4367 (fax).


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