In response to the increasing emphasis on understanding the fragility of our environment, The American Bar Association will host a three-day Forum on the Construction Industry in New Orleans (the land of blues and a fragile ecosystem) on construction industry challenges affecting energy, sustainability and green building. From April 16 to 18, 400 attendees including lawyers, builders and other legal and industry experts will learn about green building fundamentals from green standards to the effects of climate change on the industry and nuclear energy projects.

The best part about the forum is that attendees will join forces on the final day of the forum to help build a greener New Orleans City Park, which sustained more than $43 million in damage in Hurricane Katrina.

Credit: American Bar Association

“Talking Green Blues: Energy, Sustainability, and Green Building Challenges Affecting the Construction Industry”