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GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK!
April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
t is no secret that Millenials consider the environment as an important factor in making purchasing decisions. Moreover, according to a recent sustainability study, 71% of consumers and 70% of executives want to know what companies are doing to become sustainable before buying those companies’ products and services.
This zeitgeist carries over to choices around workplace environment and housing. Bay Area companies are currently evolving their workplace designs to attract and retain new talent, and a major part of these efforts focuses on sustainability. Meanwhile, multi-family developers and owners are learning that tenants want green buildings.
Join our panel as we take a nuanced look at the intersection of sustainability and commercial real estate, including office, industrial and multi-family. Our experts will grapple with such questions as:
- What is the business case for green building?
- Are there alternatives to LEED-certified that make sense in today’s marketplace? If so, what?
- What impact does “going green” have on the bottom line in terms of operational costs?
- How does being green affect valuation?
- What are other non-monetary business factors that affect the decision to be green (e.g. meeting well-business standards that affect productivity of workers)
- How important is sustainable building in terms of consumer demand for housing and office building?
- For smaller building owners, are there affordable ways to rehab existing buildings to become more energy efficient without committing to going totally green?