The Charles County Technology Council, in partnership with the College of Southern Maryland’s Business & Technology Division and PNC Financial will be featuring Gary Jay Saulson, Director of Corporate Real Estate, The PNC Financial Services Group at an upcoming Lunch & Learn event on Feb. 24. The title of Saulson’s presentation is Going Green Is Easier Than You Think.
Saulson discusses the positive economic and productivity impact of Green (Sustainable) Buildings and why building green makes sense for corporate America. He provides details on the design and construction of PNC’s Firstside Center, one of the largest certified green buildings in the world, and the collaborated efforts to obtain a LEED™ Silver Certification.
PNC has adopted a green building policy and has developed a new bank branch prototype that follows LEED™ building standards. PNC has built the first LEED™ certified building in the state of Delaware and the first green bank branch in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. PNC currently has the most certified green buildings of any corporation in the United States and is the first company to qualify under the USGBC volume build program.
PNC also has the largest corporate LEED™ certified green building in the world and currently has under construction a 780,000 square feet mixed used project in downtown Pittsburgh including office space, hotel, condominiums and parking garage that will be LEED™ certified.
The Fairmont Hotel will be the country’s first major flag Green Hotel. In June 2008, PNC announced the development of PNC Place in Washington, DC. Scheduled for completion in 2010, PNC’s new regional headquarters and office building is expected to be the first office building in Washington to be certified at the LEED™ Platinum level.
The Charles County Technology Council is a membership-based organization whose participants recognize the crucial role of technology in continued successful development of our community.
Representing its members and the greater technology community in Charles County, CCTC’s programs and initiatives include networking and educational events, public policy advocacy, promotion of state and regional economic development, and support of initiatives in the workforce and education arenas.
CCTC provides its members the opportunity to develop as a regional community, banding together to provide a unified voice addressing the complex technology issues facing our community. CCTC’s number one goal is to provide its members the opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Charles County by promoting the use and application of technology within the community.
For registration information, visit www.TheTechCouncil.net or call (877) 282-5734. Registration for this event closes on Feb. 18.