The demand for green real estate is growing and evidenced through the rapid presale of residential units and the swift leasing of office space from sustainable developments across North America. This presentation will seek to establish the business case for sustainable buildings and provide insight on cost effective strategies to implement innovative features that have help drive demand.
The cost and benefit implications of zero energy cost buildings compared to traditional commercial office lease space and net zero energy buildings will also be discussed. The course will describe the factors that impact both first and operational costs of low energy buildings, green and zero energy design strategies, and the process necessary to streamline design and construction to meet business case objectives.
From financial benefits (energy initiatives) to environmental benefits, this presentation will serve as a case study to building green.
Kevin Hydes, President & CEO Integral Group
With over 30 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin Hydes has spent the past 15 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. Kevin is internationally recognized as a leader in sustainable design and for his contributions to the building industry.
Over the past decade he has gained a reputation as an innovator, pioneer, and green business leader, creating transformative strategies while in the role of President and CEO of Keen Engineering and Vice President of Stantec. Kevin served as the Chair of the USGBC for 2005-2006, was a founder and director of CanadaGBC and a former Chair of the WorldGBC.