This conference is largely funded by a grant award from the U.S. EPA Office of Water. The joint proposal, submitted by the Kentucky Dept. for Environmental Protection and the Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Conservation, was titled "Green Building: Fostering Water Quality and Efficiency in the Southeast."
This conference is the key work product of the grant. The two agencies hope to connect with representatives of local government who manage and implement land use planning, building codes, plumbing codes, and storm water programs, as well as others involved in those areas.
The primary goals for this conference will be to:
1) Inform city/county officials of the benefits of green development and the codes/regulations that can be implemented to encourage green development in their communities; and
2) Promote dialogue and exchange among developers, architects, contractors, and state and local officials on the aspects of green development and its contribution to the efficient use and quality of our waters.
|City and County Planners
|School Board Members
|Development District Coordinators
||Public Works Directors