Scaling Up: From Green Buildings to Green Cities in the U.S. and China

Photo of Mark Levine
April 2009

Mark Levine, China Energy Group Leader and Former Environmental Energy Technologies Division Director to Speak

Buildings consume well over 30 percent of all primary energy in the world, more than either transportation or industry. By building green, we can reduce energy consumption in this key sector by 30 to 50 percent and cut greenhouse gas emissions by similar margins. It is also one of the cheapest ways to do so: green building adds only one to five percent to construction costs, which are recovered through reduced energy demand in a few years or less.

This one-day conference is the first to bring together leading green design specialists from the fields of research, technology, architecture, business, and policy from the U.S. and China to build dialogue and collaboration. The U.S. and China are rapidly becoming the global centers for green design promotion, development, and investment, and many other Asian countries are beginning to follow suit.

Mark Levine, leader of EETD's China Energy Group, will be a speaker at this conference.

Friday, May 1, 2009
8:30 am Registration/Breakfast
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Program
PG&E Auditorium
77 Beale St. (between Market and Mission)
San Francisco, CA