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Strengthening the Green Foundation:
Research and Policy Directions for Development and Finance - March 10-11, 2011

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life
2nd Floor
McAlister Drive
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Tulane University's new Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Real Estate Analytics invite researchers, industry practitioners, and policymakers to participate in a conference to advance the understanding and improve the practice of green development and finance. This conference aims to influence the national dialogue on green building and will bring together top scholars and practitioners to investigate core issues surrounding green development and assess the tools, costs, benefits, and opportunities in financing green development. Discussions will focus on underwriting and valuation of green development projects, the role that real estate industry organizational structure plays in supporting green development, the application of green standards to real estate portfolio management, and green measurement criteria and certification issues.

Confirmed speakers include Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary; Scott Muldavin, Executive Director, Green Building Finance Consortium; and Dana Bourland, Vice President, Green Initiatives for Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Core Research Track   Core Policy and Practice Track
Organizational/Industry Structure
Valuing Green
Portfolio Management

   Underwriting Green Projects
Green Measurement Criteria and
     Certification Issues
Green Leasing

LEED AP's and Green Associates can earn up to 5 self-reported general CMP hours.

Conference Registration Fees
Private Sector $175
Nonprofit Sector/Academia $150
Tulane Alumni $125

Hotel Information
Hampton Inn Garden District
3626 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Request group rate: Strengthening the Green Foundation Conference (SPC online)
$129 (double and king standard)
Reservation deadline: 2/10/2011

International House Hotel (limited availability, min. 2-night stay)
221 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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For more information, please contact Nancy Montoya at or 504-593-3256.