According to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), green building has the potential to add $554 billion to the U.S. GDP, save or create 7.9 million jobs, contribute $396 billion in wages and save $6 billion in energy over the course of four years. In hopes of turning these projections into a reality, the USGBC hosts their Government Summit 2011 on May 10 to 11 in Washington DC. For nearly a decade, this event has brought public-sector building professionals together with private-sector contractors to advance the discussion of the government’s role in green building.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Distinguished Scientist Emeritus Arthur H. Rosenfeld are among the list of speakers, with the opening plenary speakers still to be announced. O’Malley will discuss sustainability at the state level and talk about the progress of his goal to create more than 100,000 new green jobs in his state through energy management and green building.
The conference is filled with other educational programs, with session topics ranging from international perspective on green building to the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system. There will also be a number of LEED workshops held in conjunction with the Government Summit on May 9. Registration before April 26 ensures a discounted rate, starting at $225. For more details on attending the conference, visit the USGBC website, www.usgbc.org.
Advanced Control Corporation is a member of USGBC and is a long-time developer of environmentally sound methods of building automation and management. For 20 years, we have pioneered new green building solutions, like the first LEED certified building in Broward County. Our commitment to energy management and conservation through the designing, installation and servicing of large commercial solar energy systems has reduced the carbon footprint of several thousand buildings throughout Florida.
To learn how we can make your building more energy efficient, call 954-491-6660.