LEED and Green Building Codes in the Context of Public Policy and Law
Martha VanGeem, Principal Engineer, Structural & Architectural Evaluation, at CTLGroup, co-presented a session for the Greenbuild 2011 International Conference and Expo on Oct. 7 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Toronto, Ontario at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The presentation, titled "LEED and Green Building Codes in the Context of Public Policy and Law," is described below:
For more than ten years, USGBC and so many LEED believers have broken down walls that began a long-overdue green building dialogue in forums as diverse as the boiler room all the way to the board room. Its success has called for the development of new tools that policymakers can use to respond to the demand for stronger protections through codes and standards. How do these tools work? What are their strengths and weaknesses? What’s happening now? What’s next? This panel of experts and policy wonks will explore the brave new world of green building policymaking.
- Identify rating systems, codes and standards that are advancing greener building practice
- Understand the intended market roles for codes and beyond-code rating systems
- Recognize challenges and opportunities for the tools to work together and advance green building practice
- Learn of important ways you can engage in the development, adoption, analysis and more
The session is Specialty Update 21. VanGeem will present along with: Brenden McEneaney, City of Santa Monica; Jeremy Sigmon, USGBC; and Chris Cheatham, Cheatham Consulting LLC.
For more details, visit the Greenbuild website.