Argo Insurance Group To Host Green Building Seminar

The Argo Insurance Group, a San Francisco Bay Area commercial insurance brokerage, will be hosting a series of seminars on planning, building and protecting “green” buildings. For the first seminar in this series, “New Trends in Building Green,” Argo Insurance is teaming up with three co-sponsors — the Northern California Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Cohen Financial and Fireman’s Fund Insurance. The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the City Club in San Francisco.

Seminar keynote speaker, Andrea Traber, president, Northern California Chapter USGBC and director, KEMA’s Green Building Group, will present information on building green and the USGBC Green Rating System. She also will explain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) levels and its requirements. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.

Other topics covered during the seminar will include the financial advantages of building green, rates of return investors can expect from green buildings and the insurance industry’s response to the green building trend.

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