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Crash Course in Sustainable Real Estate for the Investor Point of View

Crash Course in Sustainable Real Estate for the Investor Point of View

March 28, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Location: Atlantic Wharf (290 Congress St.)

According to a 2004 study by US Green Building Council (USGBC), buildings account for 39% of all U.S. Greenhouse Gas emissions. Needless to say, a transition to a low-carbon economy and staying within a 2-degree world will require various innovations to reduce the environmental footprints of our offices, homes, supermarkets, entertainment centers, etc.

Join BASIC and USGBC for an informative discussion about various innovations in investing in green buildings including the new Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and Arc, a new technology venture to facilitate LEED Certification, the discussion will also include a brainstorming session on how USGBC and investors can work together to influence the market for sustainable buildings.

Presenter: Grey Lee, Executive Director, MSc., LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP

Grey is the chief facilitator of the US Green Building Council community in Massachusetts, serving as executive director since 2012. He manages the organization's daily activities and leads the Chapter in achieving its mission. He has a keen interest in helping the broader community of stakeholders recognize how green buildings support and resolve many environmental, social justice, and sustainability issues. By connecting more people to the benefits of green buildings, we will be able to see a groundswell of support to change policy and change market preferences toward better buildings and urban planning.

Grey has a background in commercial brokerage and real estate services, and community engagement. He serves on the boards of two other community organizations in the Boston area. His Master's degree is in Real Estate Economics & Finance from the London School of Economics and his B.S. is from the University of Vermont. He lives in Harvard Square, Cambridge.