A Sustainable Silicon Valley Educational Forum
Showcasing the Opportunities for Green Development
Registration, visit tables
Linda J. LeZotte, Berliner Cohen
Grant French, Swinerton Builders
David Edwards, Earth Bound Homes
Jose Guevara, Cushman and Wakefield
Break, visit tables
Brian Gitt, Build It Green
Wrap up – Linda J. LeZotte
Green Development Overview
Linda J. LeZotte
Linda J. LeZotte served 8 years as a distinguished member of the San Jose City Council and 6 years as a San Jose Planning Commissioner. LeZotte’s legal practice focuses on environment and land use; municipal law and corporate development of emerging technologies.
Green Commercial Development
As corporate sustainability manager, Grant French provides data and intelligence to each office of the Swinerton family of companies, to stimulate and support the successful pursuit and execution of their green and LEED projects.
Green Residential Construction
Earth Bound Homes
David Edwards, PhD, is founder of Earth Bound Homes, which focuses on green residential new construction and remodeling. Earth Bound Homes’ 200% year-over -year growth since its inception in 2002 proves that green home construction can be environmentally and economically motivating for both builder and client alike.
Making Green Improvements in Multi-Tenant Properties
Cushman and Wakefield
Jose Guevara is property manager for the Post Montgomery Center, an 800,000 square foot multi-tenant office building in downtown San Francisco with adjacent Crocker Galleria shopping center. Currently Guevara chairs BOMA SF’s Environment Committee.
Meeting the Demand for Green Workers
Build It Green
As CEO/executive director of Build It Green since 2004, Brian Gitt directs green building programs and initiatives that promote healthy, energy and resource efficient buildings in California.
Target Audience: City planners, commercial developers, home builders, historic preservationists, and others involved in property development (such as bankers, builders, equipment vendors, tenants, buyers), and students making career choices.
SSV Pledging Partners: $20/person
All others: $40/person
Table Displays by:
BOMA Silicon Valley
Northern California Cohousing
US Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter
About the Host: Roche Palo Alto occupies a 70-acre campus on Hillview Avenue. Since 2000, Roche has achieved a nearly 40% reduction in electricity and natural gas usage and has reduced its CO2 emissions by 50%. Roche is a Santa Clara County Certified Green Business, achieves a 90% recycling rate for its construction waste, and has over 30 electric vehicles in its fleet.
Presented by Sustainable Silicon Valley
Hosted by Roche Palo Alto
Silver Sponsor: Genencor
Official Website: http://www.sustainablesiliconvalley.org/event_01-23-08.htm
Added by raines on January 8, 2008