Ken Langer, president, Environmental Market Solutions, Inc. (EMSI), a unit of Carrier Corporation, will be presenting at two green building conferences in Asia this summer: the China Sustainable Building Summit 2009 taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from June 20-July 1, and GreenBuild Asia 2009, beginning July 7 in Hong Kong. Carrier Corp. is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
EMSI is an environmental and green building consulting company, which has been involved in many high profile commercial projects in China and the United States. Drawing on this experience, Langer will present Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED® EB): Profiting in Hard Times at both conferences. The presentation demonstrates how the new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) rating system is a low-cost way to bring multiple benefits to building owners, including increased building performance, significant cost savings, and the ability to meet environmental and corporate social responsibility targets without the need for large capital investments and external financing.
The China Ministry of Construction will open the China Sustainable Building Summit (CSBS) featuring a Mayors’ Roundtable segment entitled: China Eco Cities Development Landscape, with speakers from the municipal governments of Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou, and Huangsha. A special session will be focused on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. For more information, see www.csbsummit.com.
GreenBuild Asia 2009 focuses on green building plans in Hong Kong, China (PRC), Taiwan, Singapore, and India. Keynote speakers include Pierre LaConte, president, International Society of City and Regional Planners; Constant Van Aerschot, co-chair of the Energy and Efficiency in Buildings Project of the World Council for Sustainable Development; and Christine Loh, president, Civic Exchange and Senior Policy Advisor to C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

For more information, see www.greenbuildingsasia.com.