Green Retrofit: Good Business in a Bad Economy

Tarpon Springs – January 20, 2010 – Capitalism usually trumps environmentalism in hard times but this time a confluence of the two is driving a wave of interest in green building improvements.

To learn more join us Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 4:30p – 6:30p at the Palm Harbor Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Herzog for “Green Retrofit: Good Business in a Bad Economy.”

The business case for green retrofits is undeniable. Property owners are slashing building-operating costs and even collecting higher rents in some areas as a result of green upgrades. Find out who, where, how, and why financing might not be the obstacle you think it is.

The meeting is free of charge and open to commercial property owners, managers and contractors. Attendance is limited to 25 and space is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. So, please, RSVP ASAP.

Because North American buildings account for about 40 percent of the continent’s greenhouse gas emissions, inefficient older buildings don’t just pollute. They waste money.

Property owners who install green retrofits today can cut operating costs by as much 50 percent and limit future costs for years to come. Meantime, President Obama has proposed big green-retrofit rebates in an effort to create jobs and drive economic growth.

For details about what this could mean for you join us Feb 16.

Lacey Willard, 2009 Treasurer of BOMA Greater Tampa Bay, will discuss a recent study by CB Richard Ellis that lays out a business rationale for green building construction and refurbishment.

Advait Mantri, LEED Certification Auditor for the Green Building Certification Institute, will discuss LEED prerequisites, utility incentives and specific, cost-cutting retrofits.

Ed Crawford, a consultant for Soltility, Inc. will discuss tax credits and financing options, including a means by which Florida buildings can be converted to photovoltaic power with a minimal initial investment.

To RSVP contact David Hackett at RAM Insurance Services by calling 727-942-9363 or send email to

David Hackett
RAM Insurance Services
210 S. Pinellas Avenue
Suite 195
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689


Posted: January 22, 2010

Category: Work & Life

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