USGBC Free Social and CEU Course

Posted by Trish Riley, June 15, 2011

Join Your USGBC Local Chapter for a Free Social and CEU Course at the Perry Construction Institute, 6/16, 5:30-7:30. Light supper provided.
The Course Title: LEED 254: The Costs and Benefits of Green Building: Putting the Research into Practice.
Anyone can attend… member or not. To attend the course is FREE. If you want the credits through GBCI, the cost to register the credits is $25 for members, $35 for non-members or $10 if you join for $65 that evening.

The Course Synopsis: Green buildings can cost less than conventional ones, but depending on a number of factors it’s not a guarantee. However, research on the costs and benefits of green buildings provides evidence suggesting that they yield a convincing return on investment in addition to other forms of value. In this session USGBC and three leading experts will give you the understanding you need to present the business case for green buildings, including addressing questions about return on investment, project financing, cost planning, and value beyond cost savings. Real estate owners, investors, and other building professionals will leave this training with the knowledge they need to shape initial project planning and financing.

Date: 6/16/2011 Time: 5:30 – 7:30

Location: Perry Construction Institute, Santa Fe College. Turn on NW 91st Street going south off NW 39th Ave, near the I-75 exit.
We’d love to see you all there. We’ll share plans and get your feedback on what you want for lots more continuing education and networking events throughout the Summer and Fall. If you have time please register at our website,

You may also want to attend our 6/18 session at the Library for another 4.5 continuing education credits.

Best Regards, Carol Goodwin, USGBC Heart of Florida Programs Committee Chair, 352-745-2822 with questions or RSVP