Steaming Hot Topics in Green Buildings (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 8/31/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the September 2015, Steaming Hot Topics in Green Buildings.

With a special emphasis on Green Due Diligence and Ecodistricts

Green Due Diligence - Increasingly, in the purchase and rental of green buildings, it is necessary to significantly expand the types of due diligence associated with the systems and certifications that make a building “green.” During the first part of his presentation, Dan Slone will provide up-to-date information regarding:
  • Commitments: LEED and other green certifications, data, tenants, CAM shares,
  • Roof and Walls: Green roof, green walls, solar, energy, water, waste, site commitments, transportation, codes
Ecodistricts - In order to maximize the efficiencies of infrastructure and build social equity on the community scale, building owners and community stakeholders are increasingly going “beyond the sidewalk” and participating in district-based systems.  Many cities are creating “ecodistricts” in order to increase their resilience, reduce operating costs for businesses and residents, increase community prosperity, and improve economic development.
  • What Is an “Ecodistrict”?
  • Why Would a City Want an Ecodistrict?
  • Where Are They Happening?
  • Case Study of Opportunity
  • Steps to Becoming an Ecodistrict



Daniel K. Slone, McGuireWoods / Richmond

Dan Slone is a partner in the Richmond office of the international law firm McGuireWoods LLP.  He represents property owners developing innovative new land use strategies for more sustainable developments and open spaces, and he counsels product manufacturers regarding the unique opportunities and impediments facing green products.  Over the last decade Mr. Slone has represented numerous national and international nonprofits such as the U.S. Green Building Council, the World Green Building Council, and EcoDistricts.  He serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including the Congress for the New Urbanism, Bioregional North America (One Planet Communities), and the Resilient Design Institute.  He is cited consistently on lists of “top lawyers” for businesses, and he has won awards for his service for the environment.  He is a frequent author of articles and a national speaker regarding green development.

In the summer of 2008 Mr. Slone and co-author Doris Goldstein wrote A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects, published by John Wiley & Sons.  In 2007 ULI published Developing Sustainable Planned Communities, which includes Mr. Slone’s chapter on “Maintaining Sustainability.”  In August 2009 the ABA released Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Practical Legal Guide, which contains a chapter he wrote as well.  Mr. Slone has written chapters on energy and legal arrangements in a book on eco-industrial development and a chapter in Sustainable and Resilient Communities.  His most recent publication is an essay entitled “Developing Sustainable Visions for Post-Catastrophic Communities,” published in 2015’s Sustainability in the Global City.

Mr. Slone addresses co-product issues for manufacturers, issues in contracts for gray water and storm water harvesting, regulatory barriers, and product claim issues as well as intellectual property and licensing of alternative technology issues.  He assists owners of large tracts with the monetization of environmental services, and helps develop innovative infill, greenfield, and retrofit projects by drafting new codes, obtaining land use and environmental entitlements, drafting governance documents, and negotiating public/private partnership arrangements.

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