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The Association’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter will present a webinar about LEED for Existing Buildings on January 20th.  

USA—January 5, 2010—Facility managers and building owners can ready themselves for LEED certification projects at their current buildings. The Mid Atlantic Region of the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence will present a free webinar entitled, Demystifying LEED for Existing Buildings (O&M) on January 20, 2010 from 1:00pm-2:30pm ET. The webinar will be presented by Robert Beach, AIA, LEED AP, Robert E. Beach Architects, LLC. 

The goal of the webinar is to help owners adopt a strategy for integrating green principles in building design and operations. The discussion will provide information about sustainable building principles, the impact of buildings on the environment, and the environmental benefits and potential impact of LEED® 2009 Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance on the commercial building marketplace.

The webinar will also include:

·  Information on how LEED certified buildings are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills.
·  A brief overview of the LEED EB rating system will be presented illustrating successful implementation strategies with specific focus on simple approaches for cost effective sustainable upgrades.
  Common myths such as cost and complexity will be dispelled.
  Additional topics will include Greenwashing, and current government entity sustainability requirements and incentives.

PlantPROCORE Participants have the opportunity to attend the presentation in person at CJE member Centennial Contractor's headquarters in Reston, VA, or participate online. Visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/972518570 if you would like to participate in the webinar, orhttp://www.jocexcellence.org/signup6.htm to attend the presentation in person at Centennial’s corporate office.

 Job Order Contracting programs allow for the needed dialogue, creative interaction and special skill sets and materials needed for sustainable practices at existing federal and state facilities. Many public procurement methods do not allow for this collaborative environment which is necessary to best develop and implement sustainable renovation, repair and construction solutions. JOC is perfectly aligned with public facilities green efforts. 

About Center For Job Order Contracting Excellence : Founded in 1994 the Mission of the organization is to promote a cost effective, efficient, performance based, high quality Job Order Contracting project delivery system though the development and education for the industry. The organization supports best practices sharing, research, network and industry development efforts focused on JOC. Members include facility owners, managers, JOC contractors, educators, consultants, service providers, publishers and students. For more information go to www.JOCexcellence.org



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