NYCLA Hosts Public Forum, “Innovations in Green Building in New York City,” on December 7

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NYCLA Hosts Public Forum, “Innovations in Green Building in New York City,” on December 7


November 23, 2009 – NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, December 7, the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Environmental Law Committee is hosting a free public forum, “Innovations in Green Building in New York City,” at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, at 6:00 PM. The panelists, who will explore the benefits of implementing “green” and other sustainable building practices, are: Stanley Fishbein, J.D., LL.M. (tax), founder and president, CapQuest Group, LLC; Larsen Plano, LEED AP, Green Building project manager, Community Environmental Center; Lori Sokol, Ph.D., publisher, Green Matters magazine; and a representative from the U.S. Green Building Council.


NYCLA’s Environmental Law Committee studies matters relating to natural resources, environmental issues and conservation efforts, and related legislation. The forum panelists represent organizations in the legal, green building and development, and tax professions. CapQuest Group, LLC is dedicated to providing businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and commercial property owners with creative financing to acquire equipment, upgrade building systems and implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The nonprofit Community Environmental Center was founded in 1994 to address the housing and energy efficiency needs of low- and middle-income communities. Green Matters magazine is the only real estate industry publication that delivers the latest news, analysis and trends about commercial and residential projects and products devoted exclusively to environmentally conscious building and design.


The New York County Lawyers’ Association ( was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.


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