DOE Presents "Designing Buildings for the Environment and the Community"

July 2, 2008

On July 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored the "Building for the 21st Century Lecture Series" held at the National Building Museum, featuring Dennis Wilde, Principal at Gerding Edlen Development.  

Gerding Edlen Development is focused on creating vibrant, sustainable, and inspiring places where people can work, learn, and live. During the presentation, Mr. Wilde discussed:

  • The importance of practicing sustainable development and the impact of buildings on the environment.
  • Gerding Edlen's values and examples of green building projects, including Brewery Blocks in Portland, Oregon.
  • Sustainable development strategies and the costs and benefits of these strategies.
  • The Livable Place Index (LPI) as a way to measure sustainability.  

Mr. Wilde is known as Gerding Edlen's "green guy," and has extensive experience in managing large-scale, mixed-use real estate developments. He is especially known for his expertise and concern for both environmentally and socially sustainable buildings that are green, community-friendly, and enjoyable.  

Learn more by reading Mr. Wilde's presentation (PDF 9.0 MB). This is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF. Download Adobe Reader.