Going Green Is Easier Than You Think

CCTC invites you to join us for our April Lunch & Learn event featuring Mr. Gary Saulson, Director of Corporate Real Estate, The PNC Financial Services Group. Mr. Saulson's presentation is titled "Going Green Is Easier Than You Think." Lunch will be provided.


11:30 am - 11:35 am

Welcome, Mark Czajka, CCTC Chair

11:35 am - 12:05 pm

Stanley J. Sersen, President ASG, Inc., CEO & Founder of The EnviroCenter, Founder &  Past Board President, The Green Building Institute

12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

Gary Jay Saulson, Director of Corporate Real Estate, The PNC Financial Services Group

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sean Moore of Corporate Office Properties Trust, Inc. (COPT)

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Q&A session


Sponsored by:

Presentation Statement

Gary Jay Saulson, Director of Corporate Real Estate, The PNC Financial Services Group, discusses the positive economic and productivity impact of Green (Sustainable) Buildings and why building green makes sense for corporate America. He provides details on the design and construction of PNC’s Firstside Center, one of the largest certified green buildings in the world, and the collaborated efforts to obtain a LEED Silver Certification. PNC has adopted a green building policy and has developed a new bank branch prototype that follows LEED building standards. PNC has built the first LEED certified building in the state of Delaware and the first green bank branch in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. PNC currently has the most certified green buildings of any corporation in the United States and is the first company to qualify under the USGBC volume build program. PNC also has the largest corporate LEED certified green building in the world and currently has under construction a 780,000 sf mixed used project in downtown Pittsburgh including office space, hotel, condominiums and parking garage that will be LEED certified. The Fairmont Hotel will be the country’s first major flag Green Hotel. In June 2008, PNC announced the development of PNC Place in Washington, DC. Scheduled for completion in 2010, PNC’s new regional headquarters and office building is expected to be the first office building in Washington to be certified at the LEED Platinum level.

Executive Profile - Gary Jay Saulson

Gary Jay Saulson is director of Corporate Real Estate for The PNC Financial Services Group where he leads PNC's Realty Services business unit. He is responsible for all of PNC's non-lending real estate functions, including the management of properties, construction and development, as well as the development and implementation of occupancy and ownership strategies for all PNC real estate. This includes both owned and leased, as well as foreclosed OREO (Other Real Estate Owned), residential properties and commercial assets.

PNC currently has Three PNC Plaza under construction, a 780,000 sq. ft. mixed-use project in downtown Pittsburgh that will include office space, a Fairmont hotel, condominiums and a parking garage. Three PNC Plaza is expected to play a key role in revitalizing the city's core and is one of the largest mixed-use green projects in the country.

In 1990, after working as a principal of a real estate development and investment company in Phoenix and other real estate-related positions, Saulson joined PNC as a manager of PNC Realty Holding Corp's OREO department.

Saulson is also responsible for leading PNC's environmental strategy that has resulted in PNC having more buildings certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) than any other company in the world. Construction projects completed under Saulson include: 650,000 sq. ft. PNC Firstside Center in Pittsburgh, the world's largest corporate green building; 441,000 sq. ft. Eastwick Operations Center in Philadelphia; 85,000 sq. ft. BlackRock Building in Wilmington, Del.; and 113,000 sq. ft. PFPC world headquarters in Wilmington, Del. In addition, PNC is the first financial institution to build green bank branches using PNC's Green Branch® construction and the first company to qualify under the USGBC volume build program. PNC has constructed more than 50 green branches to date.

Saulson is a graduate of the George Washington University, Washington D.C., and is a frequent speaker on green building, design and construction. Past presentations include national conferences for the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Biography - Stanley J. Sersen

Stanley J. Sersen is a graduate of the University of Maryland Architecture School, is a licensed architect in multiple states, is an accredited professional with the US Green Building Council LEED® certification program, and is founder of the Non-profit Green Building Institute. He is the designer, and developer of the EnviroCenter, a Green Executive Office Building who’s development is regenerating a redevelopment site in Jessup, Howard County. In addition, he is a certified Reserve Specialist with the Community Association’s Institute, and is certified by the National Charrette Institute as a Charrette Planner and Charrette Manager.

Stan has over thirty years experience in Environmental Design, writes a monthly column for the Business Monthly newspaper, has been invited by the Governor, the Howard County Executive and various agencies to sit on sustainability task forces, and is developing the most advanced regenerative office building in the region, if not the county.

Corporate Information - COPT

COPT is among the largest owner of suburban office properties in the Greater Washington, DC region with 158 office properties totaling 13.3 million rentable square feet. Sean Moore is the Development Coordinator in the Development and Construction Division. Moore is a graduate of Florida A & M University with several years in marketing.

According to COPT President Dwight Taylor, “Sean came into our company and hit the road running, quickly establishing his present value and future potential. He has exceeded our expectations and now distinguishes himself as a full-fledged member of the team.” Moore also credits the support from his wife and family. “ I couldn’t put in the time required to do this job without their support.” “COPT places a premium on creating value, so I understood the importance and that focus serves as the key driver for my work.”


Name Sales End Price
General Admission Ended $30

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