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2009 EcoCertifications

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Green and sustainable labeling has been applied to everything from indoor air quality to energy to furniture and textiles. But just what does it mean to buy a green-certified product? Or operate a green facility? This presentation clarifies the confusion over the wide array of green certifications, labels and logos, and provides insights into how to use them in sustainable design and LEED documentation process. Understand what goes into developing a certification and which entities act as the watch dogs for these programs.

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Selling Sustainability to the C-Suite
Kit Tuveson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Tuveson & Associates

Many facility professionals find themselves at an important, if not challenging, intersection: facing the charge to create innovative Sustainability initiatives and programs and then sell these ideas to top management. For sustainability initiatives, identifying the facility management's role is key. In this module, you'll learn how to prepare and present your sustainability business case in the C-suite or the Board room. Understand what it takes to engage upper management by knowing what tools top management uses and their expectations when it comes to you and your department. Create the framework and lead sustainable change!

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The Economics of LEED for New Construction and Existing Buildings
Michael Arny
Leonardo Academy

By now, many facility professions have seen the LEED acronym, and most know that is stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. But few truly understand the cost, operations and occupant benefits that a designation can bring. Through case studies, surveys and detailed data, this module provides a thorough overview of two key LEED programs: LEED for New Construction (NC) and LEED for Existing Buildings (EB). From first costs to energy use to productivity to market appeal, the presentation details just how a LEED designation can elevate the status of a building - and how to get started on certifying your own facility.

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It's convenient. Listen in from your office as our experts explain how you can implement sustainability initiatives in your organization.
It's affordable. As many of your staff as you wish can participate at one low cost. Whether you have 2 or 20 people gathered in an office or conference room, all will be covered under the single low rate of $149 per seminar. Or $347 for the entire series.

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Building Operating Management magazine has assembled a world-class group of presenters to bring you up-to-the-minute information on sustainability in facility arena

Deborah Fuller, IIDA, LEED AP, Sustainable Leader, HOK

Ms. Fuller has over 29 years of experience in corporate and commercial interior design and works closely with clients, consultants, contractors and vendors and consults both architectural and interior teams on sustainability.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Ms. Fuller has extensive experience with sustainable design, LEED documentation, teaching, training and consulting. She has an in-depth knowledge of sustainable interior finishes, material and resources, furniture systems, case goods, seating and other products, including custom sources. Ms. Fuller has spoken at various venues, including Neocon and Metrocon. The USGBC selected her as one of 10 LEED Accredited Professionals to write the LEED CI 2.0 exam.

Kit Tuveson, President, Tuveson & Associates

Kit is president of Tuveson & Associates, a facility management consultancy company. His 36-year Hewlett-Packard career included responsible positions in process engineering, manufacturing line management, facilities management and environmental health & safety.

Kit has managed facilities teams, global program managers, and cross-functional teams, and served as Global Director of Facility Operations and also Global Director of Environmental Health & Safety. He is a Certified Facility Manager and served as IFMA's Board Chairman (1997-1998) where he instituted their formal Association Strategic Planning process and is president-elect of the FM Consultant's Council of IFMA.

Michael D. Arny, LEED AP, President, Leonardo Academy, Inc.

Michael Arny is the President of Leonardo Academy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment, increasing sustainability and helping companies and organizations implement the USGBC's LEED rating system in their buildings and prepare LEED certification applications.

From 2001 through 2005, Michael chaired the USGBC's LEED EB Committee and guided its development. Under his leadership, Leonardo Academy has provided the USGBC with support services for the LEED-EB program since 2001. This support has included managing the LEED-EB pilot for the USGBC, being the primary author of the LEED-EB Reference Guide and the original LEED-EB workshops, and conducting all the certification reviews for all LEED for Existing Buildings certification applications from 2002 to the present for the USGBC.

Michael Arny sits on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin and a LEED Accredited Professional.