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Making LEED ND Happen for your Development: How Developers Can Leverage Its Advantages to Add Value and Higher Investment Returns to their Projects

  • Friday, June 08, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

MAKING LEED® ND HAPPEN FOR YOUR DEVELOPMENT:

How Developers Can Leverage Its Advantages to Add Value and Higher Investment Returns to their Projects

  • Date: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday, June 8th, 2012
  • Location: Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
  • Cost: $75.00 (Returning ND Forum I attendees - $45.00)
  • Online Registration Required: LEED ND Forum II Registration www.usgbcdetroit.org

With the momentum gained from Forum I, the Detroit Regional Chapter is now ready to start demonstrating the advantages of LEED ND to the comprehensive real estate development and investment communities with LEED ND Forum II, “MAKING LEED® ND HAPPEN FOR YOUR DEVELOPMENT”. We have assembled top experts in the field, putting together an intensive one day interactive workshop packed with practical strategies and tools for developers and financiers to understand how LEED ND brings you value and higher returns, and how to begin implementing it in your projects. Participants - who will include developers, lenders, investors, planners, consultants, and government officials - will come away with a solid foundation on the LEED ND Standard, its underlying principles, and the tremendous advantages it can bring to their projects. Specific project case studies will demonstrate the real-world success of LEED ND, and planners will be on hand to explain how to overcome zoning and regulatory issues. 

The event will begin with an Opening Presentation by Doug Farr, FAIA one of the authors of LEED ND and a pre-eminent authority in the field of Smart Growth. Doug will give a concise overview of the new LEED ND rating system. Following this, attendees will have their choice of participating in three of the six breakout sessions, where expert discussion leaders will present a series of critical topics and lead lively question and answer periods. As an alternative, there will also be an opportunity to observe a panel of LEED ND experts conduct a real-life workshop that will examine the potential for a portion of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market to become the City’s first LEED-ND Project. The event will conclude with an inspirational address by LTU Dean Glen S. LeRoy, followed by an opportunity to network with fellow developers and investors to compare notes.

MAKING LEED® ND HAPPEN FOR YOUR DEVELOPMENT - How Developers Can Leverage Its Advantages to Add Value and Higher Investment Returns to their Projects promises to be one of the most important events of the year for those professionals & development who want to be at the forefront of the gathering revolution in community development and aspire to be instrumental in making it happen in their projects.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Developers, Lenders, Real Estate Investors, Economic and Community Development Directors, Architects and Planners, Planning & Zoning and Building Officials, Community Advocacy Organizations, Students and Faculty, & Urban Designers.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: AIA, AICP, and GBCI Continuing Education Opportunities will be available either directly through the Detroit Regional Chapter or by self-reporting to your professional organization. Visit the event web site regularly for additional information. 

For questions, please contact the USGBC – Detroit Regional Chapter:

  • Neighborhood Development Committee Bob Prud'homme 248-765-1761
  • Commercial Real Estate Committee Josh Bloom 248-990-2943

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

The Detroit chapter is expecting 150-200 Developers, Planners, Building Officials, Urban Designers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Brokers, Contractors, and other Real Estate Professionals for this years’ event. Invitations are going out to all AIA members of Michigan, all LEED credentialed professionals in Michigan, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Developers, Municipal Planners and Officials, Builders, Engineers, and other professional organizations that would benefit from learning about how to take advantage of LEED ND.  The event will feature networking opportunities, educational seminars, and speakers such as:

  • Doug Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, Farr Associates, Past Chair of the USGBC National Core Committee that wrote the standard for LEED ND.  Doug has overseen several LEED ND projects, and has 7 LEED Platinum projects to his firm’s credit.

  • Daniel Hernandez, Developer and Planner, Jonathan Rose Companies, USGBC National Core Committee member that wrote the standard for LEED ND.  Daniel has worked on several LEED ND developments around the country, and will be discussing LEED ND projects with an emphasis on Transit-Oriented Development in urbanized areas. He is also on the Board of Director’s of Smart Growth America.

  • David Kitchens, AIA, Architect and Planner, Cooper Carry LLC. Will be discussing his work in surgically inserting LEED-ND projects in urbanized  & previously developed areas.

  • Terry Sanford, President of Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Michigan Chapter. CNU along with the USGBC co-authored the LEED ND Standard.  Terry sits on Governor Snyder's Urban Policy Task Force and will be updating us on policy initiatives effecting urban development, and LEED ND.

  • Richard Baron, (invited) Co-Founder and CEO, McCormack, Baron, Salazar, Urban Developer.  Richard Baron has pursued and developed several LEED ND projects around the country.

There are Sponsorship opportunities available for the event:

Become a Sponsor Here

Silver - $250

·         Logo with hyperlink on the event website

·         Logo on e-mailed newsletter

·         1 free ticket to the event valued at $75

Gold - $500

·         Logo with hyperlink on the event website

·         Logo on e-mailed newsletter

·         Logo on any event documents

·         Logo on Sponsorship Signage to be displayed at event

·         2 free tickets to the event valued at $150

·         Vendor Table

Platinum - $1,000

·         Logo with hyperlink on the event website

·         Logo on e-mailed newsletter

·         Logo on any event documents

·         Logo on Sponsorship Signage to be displayed at event

·         Special tribute during event speaking events and a thank you.

·         4 free tickets to the event valued at $300

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