Built Green Conference to Highlight Value and Advances
Region’s Most Prominent Green Building Event Will Focus on the Economic Benefits of Green Building Practices and Adv
January 21, 2010 11:03 AM Eastern Time
SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--In its ninth year, the Built Green Conference, the Pacific Northwest’s main green buil
attended by thousands in the industry, will be held March 12 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. The event is hosted by
environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counti
certified over 14,500 homes since 1999.
Attendees will gain in-depth knowledge of the value that green building certification can add to residential properties, while highlighti
changing nature of green design as architects and builders push technology and innovation further. This year the conference’s trade fl
open to the public.
Educational sessions held throughout the day will provide valuable information to builders and designers who need to understand the
homebuyers who are showing a preference for green-certified homes. In Seattle in 2008, Built Green Certified townhomes apprecia
while the uncertified homes depreciated by 4 percent. Similarly, sales of Built Green certified homes in east King County rose from
This year’s conference will feature Professor David Orr as the keynote speaker. Mr. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor
Studies at Oberlin College and is the author of “Design on the Edge: The Making of a High Performance Building.” Mr. Orr led the
and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin, a building described by The New York Times as one of 30 “Mile
the 20th century. Mr. Orr brings into focus the evolving nature of green design and the increasingly important role building design pla
and enhancing the natural world.
For designers, builders and the ecologically minded, Mr. Orr’s presentation will serve as an anchor for a conferenc