January 31, 2008 / Issue No. 1-08
 
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Water
EPA Fast Tracks Rule To Set Limits on Sediment in Construction Runoff
AGC Joins Coalition in Comments to U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wetlands Jurisdictional Guidance
New Energy Law Includes Stormwater Standard for Federal Development Projects
EPA Announces Several New Resources for Stormwater Professionals
Air
AGC Comments on Last-Minute Changes to Californiaís Off-road Diesel Rules
AGC Weighs in on Green House Gas Provision in Energy Bill, Wins Short-Term Safeguard
EPA Announces Webcast on 2008 Diesel Retrofit Funding Opportunities
Chemicals
New Rule Regulates Chemical Storage Facilities and Operators
News & Events
Donít Miss the Unveiling of AGCís New LEED Course for Contractors at 2008 Annual Convention; Registration Reopened
AGC Environmental Network Steering Committee To Meet at 2008 Annual Convention; All Attendees Welcome
AGC Audio Conference Planned to Provide Contractors with the Basics of Green Construction
Complete Recordings from AGCís 2007 Environmental Audio Conferences Now Available
AGC-EPA Interface
Environmental Performance Metrics for Construction

  AGC Audio Conference Planned to Provide Contractors with the Basics of Green Construction
Construction professionals are an important partner in the success of any green project. Sign up now for AGC’s March 20th Audio Conference — Green Construction: Mastering the Basics — to ensure that you will know what your clients are asking for when they specify “green.”

If mass media is any indicator, then 2008 will be the “Green Year.” With increasing frequency, public and private owners alike are asking for buildings that conserve natural resources and reduce dependency on fossil fuel combustion for energy use.

If you need to familiarize yourself with the basics of green construction, this Audio Conference will help. Register for AGC’s audio conference, titled Green Construction: Mastering the Basics, to learn —

  • the definition of green construction,
  • market drivers that impact the increase in interest and expansion of green construction,
  • an overview of the available rating systems and standards,
  • the contractor's role on a green building project, and
  • AGC initiatives to provide in-depth educational resources

The audio conference will also provide a preview of the recent research results from the Construction Management Program at Michigan State University on the impact of the LEED® Green Building Rating System on construction practices. AGC based the curriculum of its new full-day course — Building to LEED®-NC — on the results of this research. (See related article, this issue.)

This audio conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, 2008, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (Eastern Time). Visit http://www.agc.org/green to register online.

Your questions are encouraged in this interactive event. Submit questions in advance via email or during the event over the phone.

For assistance with registration, contact AGC’s Crystal Yates at yatesc@agc.org or (703) 837-5437. For more information on green construction, contact AGC’s Melinda Tomaino at tomainom@agc.org or (703) 837-5415. [ return to top ]