The Wall Street Green Summit X has taken a new turn this year to focus on greening both existing and new buildings. Over 15 speakers will share their knowledge on green real estate including some of the giants of the commercial real estate industry.

Wall Street Green Summit X, to be held in New York City March 29-30, 2011 at the Center for Architecture in historic Greenwich Village, has broadened its focus this year to greening existing buildings as well as new construction. C-Level executives from energy efficiency expert Schneider Electric, architectural giant Gensler, and commercial real estate developer Cushman and Wakefield will share their insights and experiences on greening the commercial building market. Buildings contribute about one third of US greenhouse gas footprint, and are a big part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This impacts both new construction and the built environment. Real estate’s environmental footprint creates opportunities for new revenue streams in wetlands mitigation, carbon credits, species banking, and other reductions that can be monetized.

“We expect a great turn out at our event as we break new ground in renewable energy project finance and greening buildings this year,” said Peter Fusaro, founder of the Wall Street Green Summit conference series.

At this year’s summit, there are fifteen speakers addressing the building sector, specifically how to get carbon out of buildings. These speakers are from companies including Greenprint Foundation, NRDC, Ecosystem Capital LLC, Gaia Development, Mallachite LLC, Crescent Energy and many others.

Six trends to watch at this year’s summit include:

  • The Impact of Smart Grid Implementation on Buildings
  • PV Solar Initiatives and Net Metering
  • Green Building Design Changes
  • Building Envelope Advances
  • Environmental Credits in Real Estate
  • Real Deals in Carbon Reductions from Buildings

For more information, please go to http://www.wsgts.com or contact Peter Fusaro at 212-316-0223 or peterfusaro(at)global-change(dot)com.

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