Attention green building fans in the Boulder area: the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Boulder Green Building Guild will be hosting Boulder County’s Green Building Conference on July 17-18, 2009. This year’s event will feature two tracks:  one focusing on residential building and one on commercial green building.

The conference kicks off with a networking reception from 5:30-8:00 pm on Friday night at the Atlas Room on the college campus.  Saturday will be filled with workshops on either residential or commercial building, but the day kicks off with a keynote address by the director of the Governor’s Energy Office, Tom Plant.  

After the keynote address, the two tracks will begin.  Topics in the commercial green building track include:

  • Building Beyond Code:  Meeting and Exceeding Commercial New Construction Codes
  • Getting the “Green” out of Green Building:  An Overview of Financial Rebates and Incentives
  • Building Beyond Code:  Meeting and Exceeding Commercial Remodel Codes
  • “Split Incentives” Solutions:  Ideas to Promote Commercial Green Improvements & Leasing
The residential track will cover the following topics:
  • Getting the “Green” out of Green Building:  An Overview of Financial Rebates and Incentives
  • Streamlining Home Remodel Code Compliance
  • Building Science Made SEXY
  • Don’t Get Left Behind!  Marketing the Green Thing
The conference will also feature a networking lunch to discuss the future of green building in Boulder and a look at the importance of water.

Registration for the conference is $175 for Boulder Green Building Guild members and $234 for non-members.  For more information, or to register for this event, visit the Boulder Country Green Building Conference website.