Green Retrofit Chicago Conference

November 06, 2009
Green Retrofit Chicago 11/17/2009

Green Retrofit Chicago 11/17/2009

It’s great to build green homes, commercial office buildings, schools and city halls, but what about the stock of millions and millions of existing buildings that aren’t green or energy efficient?  Tearing down or ‘de-constructing’ buildings can be green but what if you could just upgrade the building with modern green building technology?  Green Retrofit Chicago Conference can help you learn how to do just that with other area professionals November 17th at the Marriott Chicago Downtown on Michigan Avenue.

This event will bring groundbreaking intelligence and presentations that provide insights into how retrofit projects are embracing green, what this means for the economy and how owners will see their buildings lead to energy, financial and tax savings.

No longer a trend, green building is becoming the standard for good design and construction.  And with new construction slowing, the fastest growing market for green building is in existing buildings.  The building stock across America – in both the commercial and government sectors – is focusing on energy efficiency, incorporation of renewable energy, and creating better and greener buildings.

With all of the economic and financing challenges in the construction industry today, attention is turning to existing buildings with the retrofit market presenting the largest opportunity in construction activity. McGraw-Hill Construction’s report entitled Green Building Retrofit & Renovation: Rapidly Expanding Market Opportunities through Existing Buildings is the latest in our landmark SmartMarket Report and research studies series. This cutting-edge research focuses on the holistic green renovation and tenant improvement markets from the perspectives of owners of existing commercial buildings and commercial tenants. From examining the economic impact of green retrofits to identifying specific green retrofit and renovation activities taking place in the market, the audience will gain a better understanding of the market opportunities through existing buildings and the impact on the construction industry.

For more information Green Retrofit Chicago Conference website has registration information and accomodations.

Categories: Green Building, USGBC

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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