Tuesdays at APA–DC

National Green Building Standards Land Development Certification

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. ET

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the first green building standard approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It offers a flexible, credible, and affordable rating system for residential builders and developers.

The NGBS establishes practices for the design and construction of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. NGBS Green Land Development certification offers a flexible option for planned communities, as it can be applied to any community size and density threshold.

Come learn about the NGBS's requirements, gain an understanding of how the certification process works, and view examples of certified projects.

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Cindy WasserIn her role as manager of Green Building Programs at Home Innovation Research Labs, Cindy Wasser manages all day-to-day functions of the NGBS Green certification program. Prior to joining Home Innovation, Wasser supported the National Association of Counties' Green Government Initiative, a public-private partnership which connects local elected officials and staff with industry best practices and technologies for sustainability. She holds a B.S. in U.S. Environmental Policy from Rutgers University.

Growing Affordable Housing: Challenges Faced in Affluent Montgomery County

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. ET

Join a conversation with Praj Kasbekar, senior project manager with Montgomery Housing Partnership, about affordable housing in Montgomery County.

She'll share insights into Montgomery County's housing market, trends and housing demand, and the changing economic landscape. Then Kasbeka will explore MHP's approach to addressing these issues through real estate initiatives, resident services, and neighborhood-wide interventions.

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Praj KasebekarPraj Kasbekar is a senior project manager at Montgomery Housing Partnership Inc. (MHP), a private, nonprofit housing developer that acquires, rehabilitates, builds, and manages quality affordable housing in Montgomery County, Maryland, and revitalizes distressed neighborhoods. As senior project manager, Kasbekar handles acquisitions, financing, and development of multi-family buildings. Kasbekar received her Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Pune, in India.

Tuesdays at APA–DC

Join APA in Washington, D.C., each month for this after-work lecture and discussion series. Practicing planners, researchers, and professionals from allied fields discuss innovative ideas and concepts or present their latest projects.

The events are free and open to APA members and nonmembers. If you can't join us in person, check out the podcast. Podcasts of many of the programs are posted on the event archive page approximately one week after the live event.

Location

APA's Washington Office
1030 15th St., NW
Suite 750W
Washington, DC 20005

APA's Washington, D.C., office is located on the corner of 15th and L Streets NW. Please use the entrance on 15th Street. Let security know you are there to attend an event at the American Planning Association and they will direct you to the elevator to the 7th floor.

Several public transportation lines are close by, including the red (Farragut North station) and orange (McPherson Square station) lines. Several Capital Bikeshare stations are also nearby (17th & K; Thomas Circle). Additionally, several paid parking garages are available nearby.

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