CERN Meeting, October 2010: Green Construction

The CERN Meeting on October 28-29, 2010 focused on Green Construction: what it is and its impact on the construction labor force.

CPWR Construction Economics Research Network (CERN)

Chair: David Weil, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Management

Coordinator: Dale Belman, Ph.D.
Michigan State University

Fall Meeting October 28-29, 2010
Capital Ballroom: Hilton Hotel, Silver Spring, MD

Meeting Topic: Green Construction

9:00am: Welcome/Introductions: Pete Stafford, Executive Director, CPWR

9:15-11:00  Panel: “Defining Green”

Green Building: Defining Green (PPT)
Chris Pyke, Director of Research, U.S. Green Building Council

What is Green Construction (PPT)
Tim Mrozowski, Professor of Construction Management, MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction

Bureau of Labor Satistics Green Jobs Initiative (PPT)
Rick Clayton, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

11:15-12:00 Jonathan Njus, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, DOL Initiatives on Green Construction

1:00-3:00 Panel: Impact of Green Construction on the Construction Labor Force

Emerald Cities Initiative
Art Lujan, Special Assistant to the President, BCTD

Sustainable TechnologyTraining (PPT)
Chris Haslinger, Training Specialist, United Association

Weatherization Certification Model (PPT)
Cindy Herleikson, Organizational Development Coordinator, LIUNA

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Benjamin Goldstein, DOE

3:15-4:15pm Panel: Effect of Green Construction on Health and Safety of the Construction Labor Workforce

SMOHIT Green in Construction (PPT)
Charles Austin, Industrial Hygienist, SMOHIT

Green Jobs: A Safety and Health Outlook for Workers*
Don Ellenberger, Environmental Hazard Training Director, CPWR

*Mr. Ellenberger prepared a presentation with handouts for the CERN, but did not use Powerpoint. However, he covered much of the same information in a presentation delivered at the Department of Labor in April 2010, which is posted here.

4:15-5:00 CERN members discuss their current work on construction issues

5:00pm Adjourn