Condo Groups Announce Inaugural Philadelphia Condo Congress

Sep 18, 2012

Philadelphia, PA.: The Philadelphia Green Condo/Co-op Initiative (GCCI), in conjunction with Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the Greater Philadelphia Condo Managers Association (GPCMA), announces the Inaugural Philadelphia Condo Congress, an event created to promote sustainable strategies for condo and co-op buildings of all sizes while improving the environment and the bottom line for owners and associations.

The inaugural event will take place on October 23, 2012, from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It is supported by the Academy’s Center for Environmental Policy and CAMCO Management Company and there is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees will learn how the adoption of sustainable practices such as alternative energy and use of efficient building materials can generate a return on investment while helping the environment.

The Philadelphia Condo Congress is the culmination of years of input from concerned homeowners, professional managers and governing boards that envision a community of condo, co-op and homeowner associations united around the goals of economic efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Features of the Congress include hands-on workshops with exciting and relevant speakers, a mini trade show with diverse exhibitors serving the condo market, networking sessions and refreshments. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Leonard Bonacci, Director of Operations for the Philadelphia Eagles. Mr. Bonacci will share the story of the Eagles’ journey to create the greenest stadium in America and how multi-family buildings can adapt their technologies to share in this success. Mr. Bonacci oversees and directs game day and special event operations for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Breakout sessions will include case studies on sustainable practices in condo/co-op buildings, a legal and legislative update on case law and pending legislation affecting community associations, and sessions on the legal and financial implications of adopting sustainable practices and projects. Attendees can come for one session or stay for the entire program.

Who should attend? 

  • Managers in condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations considering adopting sustainable practices or who just want to learn more on these subjects.
  • Homeowners and elected volunteers in community associations looking for information on conservation, alternative energy, and associated legal and financial issues.

For complete program details, visit www.philagcci.org or www.cai-padelval.org/philadelphia. Attendees can register online or call CAI at 877-608-9777.

GCCI is a local grassroots organization of volunteers whose goal is to help building managers and owners in our unique communities adopt sustainable operations and maintenance practices that will protect the environment while saving money through education, information networking, and political advocacy. Find GCCI on the web at www.philagcci.org.

CAI is a 32,000 member national organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI and its Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter provide information, education and resources to associations and the professionals who support them. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. For more information, call 877-608-9777 or visit www.cai-padelval.org.

Throughout its twenty-seven year history, GPCMA has been a proactive organization of condominium and cooperative property managers, actively sharing information and being an effective voice to better serve its members and their communities. GPCMA enables its members to learn about economic, social and political issues that affect their communities, in order to enhance their professional knowledge and contribute to the well-being of the residents they serve. For more information visit www.gpcmacondopros.net


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