Snap Session 18A: Old MacDonald Had a Rooftop Farm: Creative Sustainable Development Initiatives

Snap Session 18A: Old MacDonald Had a Rooftop Farm: Creative Sustainable Development Initiatives


November 2011

Speakers: Luciano D'Iorio, President, Terramont Real Estate Services Mohamed Hage, President and Founder, Lufa Farms The CRE community is constantly looking for new revenue sources, reducing operating expenses and contributing to sustainable development initiatives all within the constraints of today's budgetary demands. Lufa Farms, world's first commercial rooftop facility, presents how they have maximized an otherwise dormant urban rooftop to accomplish sustainable development goals by reducing the building's energy consumption, leading to lower operating expenses while producing fresh produce for the local market at competitive prices Terramont Real Estate Services and Lufa Farms will discuss the advantages of the project and how real estate owners can benefit from a Lufa Farm over their existing building or incorporating it in a new design-build building. Key Takeaways Achieving sustainable development goals by reducing building energy consumption, lowering operating expenses and staying competitive. Creative roof top solutions for existing buildings and new design-build

Keywords: Atlanta Summit 2011, Sustainability, Green, Energy, Efficiency, Urban, Agriculture, Heat Island

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