2) The present paper is a more detailed version of part of my presentation at the IABS
conference 2011 at Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan; the first part of the same presentation appeared in Analayo ("Mahapajapatfs").
Whether we are honoring a giant of our industry to serve as a role model for our members, or creating new business opportunities here and abroad," said McCabe, "the IABS
is dedicated to giving back--to our members, to our profession and to the city that has allowed the Irish Americans to rise from the humblest of ranks to the highest levels of accomplishment in multiple professions.
Tickets are $300 each and may be purchased by contacting the IABS at 212-683-4368.
Now in their 9th year, the IABS awards for real estate and construction recognize individuals of Irish American heritage from professions that "built New York," says IABS president Gerard McCabe.
continued the dialog in January with its Green Forum and here, with a roundtable comprising NYC Councilman Jim Gennaro (Queens/NYC Environmental Protection Committee Chair), Meg Carey, President of MCEnergy, Inc.
These seemingly disparate parties are all leading proponents of green building practices, and they came together under the aegis of the Irish American Building Society (IABS)--who has made implementing green practices its mission--at the IABS Green Forum on January 18th.
You don't have to be a tree hugger to implement green building design and practices in building, renovating or managing a property--they're cost-effective with a return on investment that would make any number cruncher smile," said Gerard McCabe, IABS President in opening the Forum.
The IABS awards are the first "all green" real estate awards and were created to honor professionals who have proven that green practices are practical.
which built New York's first green building of any type, the IABS honored Turner Construction for being at the forefront of green practices in the construction industry as contractor for the first residential (Solaris at Battery Park City) and commercial green building (Hearst Corporation headquarters) in New York; and the Hearst Corporation as the builder of New York's first green commercial building.
In announcing this new program, which is a break with the usual transaction and charity oriented award ceremonies of the real estate industry, IABS
President Gerard McCabe said, "Buildings define the way our tenants--almost 3 million in New York City alone--spend at least 8 hours a day conducting their business.
When questioned by IABS
members on whether the Code will include the recommendations of the World Trade Center Building Code Task Force, particularly issues such as stairwell sizes and hardening of facilities, she said that they would be incorporated, and will take into account the balance of economics and safety.