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Help Connecticut Join the National Green Building Movement

And learn how to build healthier buildings that save energy.

(Rocky Hill, CT - October 1, 2001) — Discover buildings that are better for our health, reduce absenteeism, increase employee performance and productivity, provide a better long-term return on your investment, and save energy. To find out how, join us at the Connecticut Green Building Council kick-off meeting.

The United States Green Building Council is working in collaboration with state agencies, educational institutions and private companies to address environmental and health concerns related to Connecticut buildings by forming the Connecticut Green Building Council.

"The Connecticut Green Building Council will help bring the necessary resources to developers, architects, and the state to build healthier, more productive environments," said Dick Barredo, managing director of project finance for Connecticut Innovations, which manages the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, a partner working on this initiative.

The Connecticut Green Building Council membership kick-off meeting will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2001, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Hartford Marriott in Rocky Hill. Noted national experts will speak on the benefits of green buildings and associated business opportunities. Special presentations will be made by Robert F. Fox, Jr., AIA, architect of the
nation's first Green Office Tower at 4 Times Square, NYC and James S. Toothaker, director of Pennsylvania DEP's first Green, LEED™ Certified Office Buildings.

"Connecticut is the home to many organizations with the skills and ability to make a difference in green buildings," said Steven Winter, chairman of the United States Green Building Council. "Their collaboration and efforts will make Connecticut's buildings more energy efficient and create healthier and more productive environments."

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (www.ctcleanenergy.com) invests in enterprises and other initiatives that promote and develop sustainable markets for energy from renewables and fuel cells that will benefit the ratepayers of Connecticut. The fund is supported by Connecticut electric utility ratepayers and is managed by Connecticut Innovations. The United States Green Building Council is a national, not-for-profit coalition whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.

Attendance is limited to the first 200 registrants. Please R.S.V.P. to cefinfo@ctinnovations.com or fax 860.563.6978.