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Posted Oct. 27, 2008

Symposium to Examine "Green Building"

Green Building

A group of experts from academia, government and the private sector will meet at the Law School on Friday to explore the relationship between government regulation and environmentally friendly building practices and provide an overview of the meaning of “green building.”

The symposium, “Defining Green Building: Emerging Standards at the Intersection Between Sustainable Development and the Law,” will begin at 10 a.m. in Caplin Pavilion and is sponsored by the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. Professor Jonathan Z. Cannon will moderate.

During the event, which includes two panel discussions and a chance for open discussion, panelists — including environmental law experts, developers and regulators — will explore the way green building laws and regulations intersect with the current structure of environmental regulation, discuss how governments are beginning to use green building regulations, and recommend ways in which new policies should address green building issues.

For parking information, e-mail Paul Levin at pclevin@virginia.edu

Event Program (PDF)

Schedule:

10:05–10:15 a.m.
Introduction to the Panels
Professor Jonathan Z. Cannon, Moderator

10:1511:15 a.m.
Panel I: Green Building in the Literature
J.B. Ruhl, William Buzbee and Phoebe Crisman

11:1511:25 a.m.
Break

11:25 a.m.12:25 p.m.
Panel II: Green Building in Today’s Environment
L. Preston Bryant Jr., Trip Pollard, Melissa Gallagher-Rogers and Doug Lowe

12:2512:35 p.m.
Break

12:351:30 p.m.
Open Discussion
Panelists available for questions and comments