Legal & Business Perspectives on Green Building

Here is an event many LEED for Homes professionals may be interested in. Note: Early bird registration ends on Friday, May 21.

Green/LEED Real Estate Conference – Grand Rapids

Thinking about building green?  Hear from the experts who can help you do it right.  Discuss practical considerations from a business and legal perspective.

Warner Norcross & Judd attorneys join representatives from Comerica Bank, URS Corporation and FirstMetrix Corporation to discuss financing, building, leasing and insuring green projects.


$55; or only $40 if you register by May 21.


7:30-8:00 Registration & breakfast
8:00-8:20 Introduction & Overview (Alison Waske, WNJ Sustainability Manager)
8:20-9:45 You’ve Decided to Build Green: Now Learn How to Finance the Project – LEED Legislation and other Financial Incentives (John Byl, WNJ attorney)
Financing Issues, including ASTM and BEPA (Scott Beckerman, Comerica Corp.)
Performance Contracting (Ashley Arvin, URS Corp., and Janet Mann, FirstMetrix Corp.)
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:40 Managing the Risks Associated with Green Buildings (Chris Predko and Dave Whitfield, WNJ attorneys)
10:40-11:10 Contracting for a Green Building (Melissa Collar, WNJ attorney)
11:10-11:30 Insurance Issues Facing the Green Building Community (Jason Byrne, WNJ attorney)
11:30-12:00 Green Leases (Meg Van Meter, WNJ attorney)


Contact Alison Waske at or 616-752-2462

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