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October 1 Seminar: Benefits, Costs and Risks of Green Building
September 22, 2010
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We are hosting a seminar on the Benefits, Costs and Risks of Green Building.  The class is run through the AIA Northern Virginia as a 3-hour workshop on sustainable projects, examining timely topics including cost/benefit issues, public and private regulations and markets, and potential legal risks. This workshop offers 3 HSW/SD LUs for those interested in AIA continuing education credits.  There is a $30 registration fee (includes Continental breakfast) and pre-paid reservations are required.

The workshop will focus on cost and benefit analysis for project design and construction decisions, including green construction costs, costs associated with LEED® certification, potential financial benefits to owners in terms of operating expenses, and available tax credits. Federal and local regulations pertaining to sustainable projects will be analyzed, including the potential log jam of these regulations, the federal executive order relating to sustainability of federal buildings, and the proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) implementing these requirements. The speakers will discuss the government’s impact on the marketplace of green building and the vagaries of working through a remote voluntary third party rating system.  Finally, we will discuss legal risks, exposure, and mitigation of those risks will be analyzed in the virtually undefined arena of green building litigation.

The presenters include:

• Timothy R. Hughes, LEED AP with Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

• Hope Lane and Maral Nakashian with Aronson & Company

• Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty with The Kobet Collaborative

Where:    2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington 22201, 1st Floor

When:     October 1, 2010, 8:30 am-12 p.m

How:       Email reservations@aianova.org. Please include your AIA number, if applicable.

                 Online reservations available here:  http://www.aianova.org/eventPop.php?eventID=414

For questions, contact the Chapter at


or 703-549-9747.

  • Timothy R. Hughes

    Timothy Hughes is the managing shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman. In that role, Tim is charged with managing the strategy, talent, and finances of the firm.

    Tim’s practice started in litigation and alternative dispute ...