The State and Impacts of Green Buildings


How is green building doing? Is it growing amid gloomy economic times? What is its impact in reducing the environmental footprint of the built environment? Hear the results of the just-published 2011 Green Building Market & Impact Report. Author Robert Watson, Senior Contributor on GreenBiz Buildings & Facilities, industry leader and The “Founding Father of LEED,” will provide analysis of key green building trends, along with the integrated assessment of the land, water, energy, material and indoor environmental impacts of the LEED for New Construction (LEED NC), Core & Shell (LEED CS) and Existing Building (LEED EB) standards. 

Also in this live, fast-paced webcast, we will hear from Pedro Chidichimo, President, Global Customer Solutions and Innovation, Sealed Air, Diversey Inc. with an insightful perspective on this topic.

Webcast attendees will get immediate download of The Green Building Market & Impact Report 2011.

About the Report:

Now in its fourth year, The Green Building Market & Impact Report 2011 explores how, and how much, commercial green buildings live up to their name. It is the only report that examines whether green buildings are engendering demonstrable energy and environmental improvement. This year’s Report findings are both encouraging and cautionary. Overall, LEED building registrations have made a major comeback compared with last year and individual buildings’ impact in reducing the overall environmental footprint of construction and operations have improved. However, slowdowns in certain key segments demonstrates that significant additional progress is possible and indeed necessary on both the individual building level and in terms of market penetration if LEED is to contribute in a meaningful way to reducing the environmental footprint of buildings in the U.S. and worldwide.