For you eco-nerds Built Green is having it’s conference all day March 12th in Bellevue.
Sounds like the sessions are only for industry folks (David Orr is the keynote speaker) but the trade floor is open to the public:
For the public, the trade floor provides an exceptional opportunity for perspective home buyers to talk to builders and suppliers of green building products and services in order to make an informed decision about what makes a truly green home. At the same time, homeowners who are considering a remodel will get information on decreasing their homeâ€™s existing environmental footprint while creating a more efficient, livable space.
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2010 Built Green Conference Announced
Regionâ€™s most prominent residential green building event will focus on value and advances in green design
BELLEVUE, Wash. â€” The Built Green Program of King and Snohomish Counties announced the details for the sixth annual Built Green Conference, which will be held March 12 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. The event for building industry professionals provides attendees with in-depth knowledge of the value that green building certification can add to residential properties, while highlighting the rapidly changing nature of green design as architects and builders push technology and innovation further.
This year Built Green is opening up the expo floor to the general public where they will be able to learn about green building technology and services to make their homes more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
When: 7:30 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m. on Friday March 12, 2010
Where: Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004
Keynote Speaker: The 2010 Built Green Conference will feature Professor David Orr as the keynote speaker. Mr. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and is the author of â€œDesign on the Edge: The Making of a High Performance Building.â€ Mr. Orr raised funds and led the effort to design and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin, a building described by The New York Times as one of 30 â€œMilestoneâ€ buildings of the 20th century. This yearâ€™s keynote speaker brings into focus the evolving nature of green design, the connection between building design and the environment, and the increasingly important role building design plays in protecting and enhancing the natural world.
Why: A 2008 study conducted by Gardner Johnson for the Built Green program revealed that even in the recession Built Green certified homes are selling faster and for more money. In Seattle in 2008, Built Green Certified townhomes appreciated by 8 percent while the uncertified homes depreciated by 4 percent. Similarly, sales of Built Green certified homes in east King County rose from 9 to 23 percent since 2005.
About Built Green: Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. The Built Green Web site (www.builtgreen.net) provides consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems, which quantify environmentally friendly building practices for remodeling and new home construction, communities and multi-family development units.
Information: For full details on the conference or to register, visit http://www.builtgreenconference.com/