MADISON, WI -- What is a green building? What is a green building product? How can my organization take advantage of the growing marketplace for green? Whether you're a builder, architect, forest products company employee or green consumer, if you're asking these questions - attending a Green Building Workshop will provide you with the answers and authoritative information you need to make decisions about your green direction.
"Green encompasses a lot of information and a lot of choices, but you can cut through the confusion with some key facts and resources, such as Life Cycle Analysis, that will be explained at the workshops," says Dr. Jim Bowyer, Responsible Materials Director for Dovetail Partners and workshop presenter.
The Workshops are centered in the Great Lakes region, which lays claim to several green acheivements. The region has more than 10,000 certified green buildings, including a large number of EnergyStar homes, and the greatest concentration of certified forestlands in the country.
"This region has a green track record, and by staying on top of the latest information about green markets, companies can capitalize on these acheivements," says Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners and workshop presenter.
The Green Building Workshops will be held on October 14 in Madison, WI; October 28 in Lansing, MI; and November 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The workshop in Minneapolis will also be available via an interactive webinar.
"These workshops will present cutting-edge information on one of the hottest topics in the market – green building," says Stefan Bergmann, Executive Vice President of the Forest Products Society.
The workshops are being hosted by the Forest Products Society and the Great Lakes Forest Alliance, with diverse partnerships and supporters including Dovetail Partners, Blandin Foundation, Society of American Foresters, TECO, California Redwood Association, Wisconsin DNR, USDA Forest Service, Michigan DNR, American Wood Council and Woodworks.
For more information, including registration details, visit: www.greenworkshops.org