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University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center, Lee Barlow Giustina Ballroom

Friday, April 18th, 2014 from 9:00am until 3:00pm

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Please join the Green Business Initiative Student Association for their
annual symposium! This year we will be featuring speakers and panelists
focused on "Constructing the Green Future."

The Pacific Northwest faces population growth that demands a sustainable
approach to both real estate development and facilities management. This
year's Green Business Symposium confronts the legal and practical
challenges of sustainable development and green retrofitting of historic
and inefficient buildings. Leading executives, attorneys, and scholars will
provide us with proactive solutions to these challenges as we
explore structures from large scale sporting venues and commercial centers
to individual businesses and homes.

Schedule of Events

8:00am – 9:00am- Registration / Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am- Opening Address: Mayor Kitty Piercy

9:15am – 10:30am- Keynote Address: Martin Tull

"The Right Play: How Sustainable Operations Are Improving Sports Venues and Their Communities"

10:45am – 11:45am- Panel Discussion: "Current Trends and Legal Challenges in Sustainable Real Estate Development"

As the Pacific Northwest confronts surging population growth and dwindling
natural resources, sustainability has taken on an increased importance in
real estate development. From city halls to construction firms, green
planning and development aims to build sustainable municipal landscapes
that also promote business development, drive economic growth, and limit
environmental impact. Please join the Green Business Initiative Student
Association for a discussion of the current trends in sustainable urban
development and the planning, land use, transactional, financing, and
political implications of these development projects.

Panelists include:

12:00pm – 1:15pm- Keynote Address: Mark Edlen / Lunch

"Review of a Practice in Sustainable Development"

1:30pm – 2:30pm- Panel Discussion: "Repurposing Historic Buildings and Urban Renewal"

Green retrofitting is an emerging trend in urban centers. Using
technological advances in green building materials and energy efficient
equipment, historic and inefficient buildings can be repurposed and renewed
for modern commercial, retail, and residential uses. Facilities that
incorporate green technologies decrease energy consumption while also
mitigating environment impact, increasing property value, and retaining the
city's architectural character. Please join the Green Business Initiative
Student Association for a discussion of green retrofitting practices and
the environmental compliance, land use, regulatory, certification, and
financing implications of these retrofit projects.

Panelists include:

  • Carrie Richter, Owner at Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Danny McGinley, Partner at Redside
  • Matt Burlin, Environmental Program Coordinator at Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Sustainable Stormwater Division

2:30pm – 2:45pm- Closing Address: Chris Jirges, Green Business Initiative Student Association Co-Director

3:00pm – 4:00pm- Tour of the Ford Alumni Center's Green Building Features with Building Manager Shawn Kahl

3:00pm – 5:00pm- Happy Hour at Wild Duck (1419 Villard Street)

Register Today!

Oregon State Bar MCLE 4.5 General Credits Approved.

Online or in person at the Law School during Lunch April 7-17.

   University of Oregon Students (Law, Graduate, and Undergraduate): $0

   Community Members: $10

   Oregon State Bar Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) 4.25 General Credits (OSB Approved): $50