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Strengthening the Green Foundation - Research and Policy Directions for Development and Finance

March 10–11, 2011

Agenda and papers

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Thursday, March 10, 2011
9:00 Welcome
Todd Greene, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
William B. Bradshaw, PhD, President, Green Coast Enterprises, and Adjunct Lecturer, Tulane University
9:45 Session 1A: Underwriting

Underwriting Commercial Property Sustainability: Emerging Challenges and Practices
Lisa M. Galley, CEO, Galley Eco Capital
The Resource Appraisal: A Due Diligence Report for Energy/Resource Performance Retrofit FinancingPDF icon
James Finlay, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Manager, Wells Fargo

Discussant
W. Whitfield Neill



Session 1B: Green Measurement Criteria and Certification


Evaluating the Energy Performance of HERS-Rated Homes Using Using Annual Community BaselinesPDF icon
Pierce H. Jones, PhD, Director, Program for Resource Efficient Communities/University of Florida
The Diffusion of Green Building Policies in U.S. Cities
Constantine E. Kontokosta, PhD, Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, PE, AICP, LEED AP, New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate

Discussant
Jessica Dill
Noon Lunch and keynote speaker
Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2:15 Session 2A: Portfolio Management

Costing Sustainable Capital Projects: A Socio-Enviro-Technical PerspectivePDF icon
Annie Pearce, PhD, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Virginia Tech
A System Life Cycle Evaluation, SliCESM, for Green Building TechnologiesPDF icon
Joseph Neal Goodmann, CEM, CEA, LEED AP and BD&C, Research Engineer II, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant
Nils Kok, PhD, Assistant Professor/Visiting Scholar, Maastricht University/University of California, Berkeley

Session 2B: Community and Economic Development Policy

Energy and Economic Development in the Southeast
Jan Youtie, PhD, Manager, Policy Services and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Green City ProgramPDF icon
Ben Taube, LEED AP, Executive Director, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Discussant
Ann Carpenter

Session 2C: Gulf Coast Greening and Recovery

Sustainable Capital Improvements in the New Orleans Recovery School District
Lona Hankins, Recovery School District
The Decision to Integrate Sustainability: A Developer's Perspective
Tara Hernandez, JCH Development

Discussant
Alexandra Stroud
4:30 Panel plenary session

The Economics of Green BuildingPDF icon
Nils Kok, PhD, Assistant Professor/Visiting Scholar, Maastricht University/University of California, Berkeley
Who Will Invest in Green Real Estate?PPT icon
David Wood, PhD, Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University

Moderator
William B. Bradshaw, PhD
5:30 Reception
Friday, March 11, 2011
8:30 Session 3A: Community and Economic Development Policy

Prospects and Practice in Green Economic DevelopmentPDF icon
Karl F. Seidman, MPP, Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning
The Economic Impact of Urban Green Space Investments: A Case Study for Chicago
Sabina L. Shaikh, PhD, Lecturer, University of Chicago
(Contact the author for information on this paper. sabina@uchicago.edu)

Discussant
Naomi Cytron

Session 3B: Organizational and Industry Structure

Creative Construction: The Capacity for Environmental Innovation in Real Estate Development Firms PDF icon
William B. Bradshaw, PhD, President, Green Coast Enterprises, and Adjunct Lecturer, Tulane University
REITs: Applying REIT Corporate Structure to Non-Traditional Projects and Engaging New InvestorsPDF icon
Andrew R. Sanderford, Doctoral Student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Discussant
Lynn Fisher, PhD

Session 3C: Emerging Trends in Green Finance

How to Look Forward without Looking Back: Innovative Approaches to Forecasting Green Finance Program DemandPDF icon
Christine E. Boyle, MRP, Finance Analyst, Environmental Finance Center at University of North Carolina
Home Purchase Counseling: The Untapped Green Financing ToolPDF icon
Carlos E. Martin, PhD, Senior Associate, Abt Associates Inc.

Discussant
David Wood, Ph. D.
10:45 Panel plenary session

Toward Sustainable and Responsible Property Investment IndicesPDF icon
Gary Pivo, PhD, Professor, University of Arizona
Incremental Cost, Measurable Savings: Enterprise Green Communities CriteriaPDF icon
Dana L. Bourland, AICP, Vice President, Green Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Moderator
Stephanie Gripne, PhD
Noon Lunch and closing keynote speaker

Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Property Finance
Scott Muldavin, CRE, FRICS, Executive Director, Green Building Finance Consortium
2:00 Closing remarks
Todd Greene
, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta