GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE™ ANNOUNCES NEW WEBINAR SERIES:
“THE LIABILITY OF BUILDING GREEN”
-- Free Educational Program Will Provide a Deeper Understanding of Complicated Issue --
Portland, Ore. (June 20, 2008) — The Green Building Initiative (GBI), a not-for-profit education and marketing initiative dedicated to accelerating the adoption of green building practices in conjunction with Environmental Design and Construction magazine, announced today that it will host a series of free online educational events examining liability issues related to green building.
The three part series will be available via the GBI’s Web site (www.thegbi.org), which includes a wide range of resources for design and building professionals.
“As architects, builders and others seek to make their buildings more sustainable, legal issues related to risk management, liability and regulatory policy become increasingly important,” says Sharene Rekow, vice president of marketing and membership for the GBI. “These training sessions will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the complicated issues related to liability, and arm them with information they’ll need to protect themselves, now and in the future.”
For these sessions, the GBI and Environmental Design + Construction have brought together a notable group of speakers, including:
The first seminar will take place on June 24, 2008, and will look at risk and liability in the construction industry. The second webinar will take place on July 16, 2008, and will focus on regulatory issues that add to construction risk. The final session will occur on August 27, 2008, and will examine the role of insurance in mitigating risk.
All seminars will occur at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. After each session, the webinars will also be available via the GBI Web site for access anytime.
For more information about the GBI and its sustainability training programs, visit www.thegbi.org.ABOUT THE GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE: The mission of the Green Building Initiative is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI is supported by a broad cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction. For more information on the Green Building Initiative, please visit www.thegbi.org.