OK this is geared at industry folks – but we thought some readers might be interested…
Register now for the 4th annual statewide Green by Design conference and training aimed at providing housing developers, builders, contractors, architects, city planners, environmentalists, funders, and other professionals the tools needed to build energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable housing. Multiple tracks will be offered, including sessions by local and national experts that focus on various elements of the Green Communities criteria (a set of nationally recognized green affordable housing standards) and other related topics. Examples of successful green building projects, including both multifamily and single-family developments, new construction and rehabilitation, will be highlighted throughout the conference.
Topics of interest include:Residential Green Building • Minnesota Housing Green Funding Requirements • Green Rehabilitation • Ensuring Healthy Homes and Communities • Green Opportunities and Issues Surrounding the Foreclosure Crisis • Sustainable Land Use Planning • Equitable Green Economic Development • Green Building Materials • Energy Conservation and Climate Protection Strategies • Rural and Urban Greening Strategies • and other great topics on green building, design, and public policy.
Save the dates: June 10 and 11, 2009
Evening program: June 10 • Conference sessions June 11
The Depot • Minneapolis • www.mngreencommunities.org/gbd