The CEO to CEO Roundtable: Business of Green Building

Join Green Building Worldwide as we convene CEOs from multiple sectors on May 17th and June 15th, 2017 for CEO to CEO Roundtable discussions on the Business of Green Building. As the momentum for sustainable, green, building is evolving and advancing the CEO roundtables offer the premier format to discuss the implications, opportunities, and most meaningful approaches.

The Roundtable Discussion:

421A, Affordable New York

Zoning for Quality and Affordability

The CEO to CEO Roundtables, entitled the Business of Green Building, cover important legislatively enacted as well as strongly debated topics which have the potential to impact both built assets and the positioning of the green building momentum.​


The 421a Tax Incentive program is a partial real estate tax exemption for the new construction of multi-family rental housing. Buildings in a defined Geographic Exclusion Area are not eligible for the program unless they receive governmental assistance and or agree to keep a percentage of the units affordable to low-income households. The tax benefit is a construction period exemption, plus a post-construction exemption of varying lengths from the increase in real estate taxes resulting from the work. The 421a benefits vary depending on factors such as location, method of construction and if requirements for affordable housing have been met.

Design Build

Design build is a method of project delivery in which one entity, the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion, thereby reintegrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design build is an alternative to the traditional design bid build project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, separate work. Across the country and around the world, design build successfully delivers both horizontal and vertical construction projects with superior results, no matter what the project type.

The CEO to CEO Roundtable:

The CEO to CEO Roundtable is convened for discussion on issues impacting key sectors. Here, city, state and federal initiatives which will have the greatest impact on infrastructure. The roundtable is designed to bring stakeholders together for cross sector collaboration, yes we termed it first, for a timely discourse on energy, built assets, infrastructure, and public private partnerships.

CEO to CEO Roundtables

Wednesday, May 17, 2017: CEO to CEO Roundtable, Business of Green Building

Discussion: 421A, Affordable New York and Design Build

Thursday, June 15, 2017: CEO to CEO Roundtable, Business of Green Building

Discussion: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, Zoning for Quality and Affordability

About Us: Green Building Worldwide (GBW) is a Strategic Research, Communications, and Legislative Consulting firm. GBW examines, and communicates the movement of government, the private sector and individual leaders in delivering sustainable buildings and resilient infrastructure.

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L. Charlie Oliver

CEO & Chief Analyst

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