Program

Green Cities, Business and Beyond

Program

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 1pm – 5:30pm

TRAGEDY AND TURMOIL IN THE GULF
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. President, Waterkeeper Alliance (Invited)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY UPDATE

Lisa Jackson, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency (invited)
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: LEGAL DEPARTMENTS LEADING THE CHARGE
Moderated by Ted Banks, former Chief Counsel of Kraft Foods
(Panelists from DuPont, Home Depot, Method Products, WalMart, Whole Foods and more)

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: GULF OIL SPILL DISASTER RESPONSE
(Celebrity Moderator and Panel Invited)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 8:30am – 5:30pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LEED FROM WHERE I SIT
Susan Dorn, General Counsel, US Green Building Council
Current changes in LEED and at USGBC/GBCI
Legal trends affecting green buildings

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: CATASTROPHIC DISASTERS—REVITALIZING IMPACTED COMMUNITIES
Panelists from Greensburg, KS, New Orleans, LA, Nashville, TN, Cedar Rapids, IA
SUSTAINABILITY: FROM THE BOARD ROOM TO THE BREAK ROOM
Kathryn Pavolvsky, Deloitte _ Touche
Gael O’Brien Strategic Opportunities Group
The context for board decision-making
Extra-financial reporting considerations
Risks and opportunities
The ethical risks of business as usual

SMART CITIES: BEST PRACTICES FROM LEADING EDGE CITIES (Lunch Panel)
Panel of select Mayors of Award-winning Green Municipalities (Invited)
(from Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, North Little Rock, Philadelphia)
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF “GREEN” REAL ESTATE LAWS
Jon Leyens, the Steeg Law Firm
Robert Newcomer, LEED AP, the Lang Legal Group

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACT OF GREEN BUILDINGS
Max Swetman, Swetman Baxter
Patricia Algiers, Algiers _ Associates
Building a green practice
Regulatory compliance with green design
Indoor air quality
Impact of energy and water savings
Costs/Benefits/ Predictions

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT…
(Speakers Invited)

TURNING “GREEN” INTO A BUSINESS PLAN
Simone Bruni, Demo Diva : Energy Savings (Environmental Demolitions)
Tracey Robinson, HLM Energy Saver (Energy Efficiency)
Mark Wysong, Dolphin Safe Source (Toxic Chemical Inventory _ Analysis)
Jeff Shaw, Gulf Coast Solar (Solar cost/performance update)

SUSTAINABILITY, GREENWASHING,AND THE NEED FOR REMEDIATION
Sarah Stogner, Jones Walker
Dr. Brad Droy, Toxicological _ Environmental Associates, Inc.
Boyd Bryan, Jones Walker
What is Green and Sustainable Remediation?
Emerging Emphasis on Green and Sustainable Remediation
Alternative Green and Sustainable Remediation Technologies
Advantages of Green and Sustainable Remediation

CREATING GREEN JOBS FOR SMART CITIES
Liz Robinson, Executive Director, Energy Coordinating Agency, Philadelphia, PA
Sara Letourneau, Executive Director, Blue Green Alliance

WHEN GREEN GOES WRONG—LIABILITY AND DE-CERTIFICATION LITIGATION
Bruce Merwin _ Bradley Carson, Haynes and Boone
Sustainable building practices and green rating systems are a boon to the real estate industry, but like any new technology, things go wrong.
Hear the most pressing risks associated with green building for owners, tenants, lenders, managers, design _ construction professionals.
Discover the inherent risks of LEED 3.0 and other rating systems.
Learn contract drafting tips to address these new vulnerabilities in your practice and business.

DISASTER READINESS, RESPONSE _ RECOVERY: THE URGENT NEED FOR CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION
(Speakers Invited)

GREENWASHING, SOCIAL MEDIA, ADVERTISING, CONSUMER PROTECTION AND FTC GREEN GUIDES
Jennifer Taggert, Demetriou, Del Guercio and author of The Smart Mama Blog
Overview of regulation for green certifications and marketing claims: private actions, NGO’s, and more
Trips, traps and rules of the road for green marketing
Green Claims and Social Media

GREENHOUSE GAS LAW/ REGULATION _ SOLAR/GEOTHERMAL AS ALTERNATIVES
Stan Millan, Jones Walker
Margorie McKeithen, Jones Walker
Trends in green regulations — EPA, SEC, CEQ, etc.
Pending national green legislation – Energy and Climate Change
Advances in renewable energy use
What you should be preparing to do in the green age

MARKETING YOUR GREEN-NESS: SELLING GREEN PRODUCTS AND POSITIONING YOUR COMPANY AS POSITIVELY GREEN
Elaine Reilly, DuPont
PepsiCo (Invited)
ConAgra (Invited)
Solo Cup (Invited)

WORKING SMARTER WITH GREEN: LESS CARBON, COST _ CHAOS
Michael Mills, Kraft Kennedy
David Bain, DataCert

INNOVATIVE FINANCING FOR RENEWABLES _ ENERGY EFFICIENCY INCENTIVES
(Speaker to be announced)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEW GREEN FRONTIER
Michael Hecht, CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

LEEDIGATION: THE IMPACT OF LEED 3.0, LITIGATION AND BUILDING REGULATION
Christopher Hill, the Law Offices of Christopher G. Hill
Scott Wolfe, Wolfe Law Group;
The impact of LEED 3.0 on the world of construction litigation
LEED’s impact on the probability of litigation
Types of claims likely to be brought, the uncertainty of how any claims will be decided
Potential methods of preparing for such litigation with contract drafting and risk management

ALPHABET SOUP: GREEN BUILDING AND ZONING CODES DE-MYSTIFIED
Timothy Hughes, Bean Kinney
Shari Shapiro, Obermayer Rebman
Building codes and green building/Associated risks
Adopting updates of building codes to incorporate green principals (ICC, ASHRAE) and anticipated future changes
Incorporation of sustainability into zoning ordinances, resulting issues and problems

RECIPES FOR FOOD INITIATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES
(Speakers Invited)

BEYOND PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS: COLLABORATION TO CREATE VIBRANT CITIES OF THE FUTURE
(Speakers Invited)

AGREEMENTS FOR SMART BUILDING CERTIFICATION AND GREEN LITIGATION RISKS
William Tanenbaum, Kaye Scholer
Scott Wolfe, Wolfe Law Group
The complexity of environmental sustainability
Adoption of updates of building codes to incorporate green principals (ICC, ASHRAE)
Incorporation of sustainability into zoning ordinances, resulting issues and problems
Risk and liability associated with green buildings and codes

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 | 8.30am to Noon

Keynote:
Jean Michel Cousteau, (Invited)
KEYNOTE PANEL: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ARISING FROM BP OIL DISASTER
(Panel Invited)

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND THE NEW NORMAL
Steve Harmon, Cisco,
Paul Lippe, LegalOnramp

GREEN E-DISCOVERY: PAPERLESS PROCESSES MANAGEMENT TO SAVE THE PLANET
Moderated by Monica Bay of Legal Technology News
Consultant Panel includes: Andrew Adkins, George Socha, Tom O’Connor, Ward Bower

SMART BUILDINGS FOR SMART CITIES
(Panel Invited)

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT: LESSONS _ OPPORTUNITIES
Chris Cheatham, Crowell and Moring
Gil Sperling, U.S. Department of Energy

THE SMART GRID
(Speakers Invited)

OFFSHORE WIND UPDATE
(Speakers Invited)

OPTIONAL TRAINING: “INTRODUCTION TO THE LEED RATING SYSTEM AND GREEN ASSOCIATE STUDY”*
Prisca Weems, LEED AP and J.O. Evans, LEED AP, Principals from FutureProof (*This course can be taken for a fee, and offers a certificate that will fulfill the requirement to apply for the LEED Green Associate Exam.)
This optional course will provide an introduction to green building concepts,
An introduction to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) concepts, values and process for green building certification,
An introduction to Green Associate accreditation–addressing its importance and the GA’s responsibilities, and
An overview of resources available on green building for a more in-depth understanding.

FIRST ANNUAL GREEN GOLF TOURNEY—AUDUBON PARK GOLF COURSE
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