Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
Creating green buildings, designing green buildings, living in green buildings or working on green buildings opens up the possibility of experiencing trouble recognizing the value of the asset. Understanding the Triple Bottom Line is one thing but quantifying it can be quite a different story. Come learn how appraisers and practitioners evaluate green buildings and energy efficient improvements, as well as learn tools that can be use to maximize the value of a green house, rental building, or commercial property in the next segment of Green Tech U at the Chicago Center for Green Technology. "There is a growing awareness of the benefits of Green and Energy Efficient real estate improvements. As the awareness grows, the contribution to value will likely grow as well," said Michael Hobbs in reply to the question of why is this seminar important for owners and practitioners to attend.
Given the increasing awareness and growing importance of green and energy efficient improvements in real estate, the Chicago Center for Green Technology is hosting Jason LaFleur, LEED AP, and Michael Hobbs, SRA, RAA, LEED GA, to discuss the triple bottom line and how it is appraised. This informative talk will take place on January 29, 2013, from 6 to 8pm. Advance registration is recommended. Green Tech U courses: advance registration $10, $12 at the door.
As the most comprehensive green design educational resource in the Midwest, the Chicago Center for Green Technology promotes and advances sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through our innovative offerings including: Green Tech U seminars; guided and self-guided tours; the Green Building Resource Center, and much more.
Since 2004, Green Tech U Series has been delivering timely and informative education to meet the increasing demand for educational resources in green technology in Chicago. The emphasis of the seminars are to provide an opportunity to increase knowledge of sustainability, green building and public policy while meeting like-minded people and expanding professional networks.
The Chicago Center for Green Technology is located at 445 N. Sacramento Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60612.
Jason LaFleur is the Chair of the Residential Green Building Committee for the USGBC Illinois Chapter, the Regional Director for the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, as well as the Director of Curriculum and President of Eco Achievers. Jason graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been working in education and curriculum development for over a decade in Chicago. His passion is to see the market transformation for green and high-performance buildings by achieving sustainability through program and organizational development. Jason regularly works with clients on determining and developing their plans and proposals for LEED-compliant projects.
Michael Hobbs, SRA, RAA, LEED GA, is the President of PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy, located in Chicago, Illinois. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in Illinois, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts. Michael received the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute and he holds the RAA designation from the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, he has achieved LEED GA, an accreditation of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). He is a regularly published author and speaker on the topics of real estate, appraisal and valuation, and entrepreneurship. He is also a board member of The Entrepreneur Organization (EO) Chicago Chapter, a global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Currently, Michael is one of a select few designated real estate appraisers who are also LEED accredited in the United States.