Boston, MA (PressExposure) May 13, 2009 -- GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, has announced that members of its Green Building Team will present a live teleconference teaching issues and ideas you need to know on âBrownfield Redevelopment and LEEDÂ® in 2009 â What Happens When You Mix Green and Brown?â on Tuesday, May 19th from 1 to 2:30 PM.
Wayne W. Cobleigh, CPSM, Lawrence Feldman, Ph.D, L.S.P., Thomas C. Klotz and David M. Winslow, Ph.D., P.C. of GZA will serve as faculty members and lead the teleconference. The teleconference offers continuing education credit and is geared towards engineers, developers, architects, presidents, vice presidents, real estate professionals, property managers, building owners and managers, environmental professionals and attorneys. Registration is available online through http://www.lorman.com or by calling 1-866-352-9539.
The teleconference is designed to provide understanding of the contributing factors to ROI of the maturing green building practices on brownfields. Many professionals in the real estate investment business have witnessed how the redevelopment of brownfields has increased over time due to the market realizing the ability to make a return on investment of contaminated properties. A survey by the Northeast-Midwest Institute indicated a trend that large-scale, community transforming brownfield redevelopment in the U.S. is going green. Mixing green and brown when applied to investment in major urban mixed-use redevelopment projects is a win-win strategy for energy conservation and reduction of greenhouse gases.
âWe are pleased that our LEEDÂ® and brownfield redevelopment specialists are taking the on the task of education on these important and timely topics,â said William R. Beloff, President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. âThis educational program is designed to assist potential LEEDÂ® applicants on brownfields redevelopment projects to understand how LEEDÂ® pilot program for neighborhood development is being finalized as a standard in 2009.â
About GZA Founded in 1964, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. is a multi-disciplined firm providing environmental consulting, geotechnical and geo-civil engineering, environmental remediation, regulatory compliance, litigation support, air quality, solid waste services, specialty construction, occupational health and safety, and site development services. GZA maintains corporate offices at One Edgewater Drive, Norwood, MA 02062. With this recent addition, the firm has 550 employees and operates 25 offices in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes Regions of the United States. For additional information, please call William R. Beloff, CEO at 781-278-3801 or visit the companyâs website at [http://www.gza.com].