February 14 Program:
Quantifying Financial Benefits
& Bankability of LEED Projects
Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter,
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association,
Growth Association, and Building Owners and Managers Association.
The Triple-Bottom-Line philosophy will help a building provide healthy surroundings for its occupants, minimize impacts to the Earth and its resources, and meet the owner’s business needs. Building owners will have different reasons for “building green”, but if it doesn’t make financial sense, it probably doesn’t matter how strong the other drivers may be.
Regardless of the various benefits, many a green building initiative has been cut from the budget during value engineering because the owner didn’t understand its expected financial performance. Our jobs as triple-bottom-line advocates will be more successful if we understand the financial bottom line and can effectively communicate it to the project team.
Financial performance can be fairly easy to estimate once you understand the lingo: like internal rate of return, cap rate, and net present value. With a little refresher on Finance 101, you can tailor these decision-making tools to your project conditions and help the project team understand why building green makes sense for all three bottom lines.
Just in case you slept through Finance class in college, this will be a lot shorter – a 45-minute summary of how you can quantify financial parameters for a typical LEED new construction or existing building project and discussion of traditional financing options for renewable projects, followed by Q&A.
SPEAKERS: Marc Lopata, President, Microgrid Energy
Richard Greene, Director, Clarus Advisors, LLC
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking, 6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation
WHERE:Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63114 map & parking instructions
FEE: Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway, RCGA, BOMA and MGA Members as well as Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members
REGISTER: Click on the Register button on the left side of this page.
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at email@example.com or (314) 577-0225.
Thanks to our Program Sponsor: PNC Bank!