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Noisette Company Leaders on the Speaker Circuit

October 18, 2010

Noisette Company Director of Development Jeff Baxter will be speaking this weekend at the 2010 AIA/SC Fall Conference in Hilton Head South Carolina.  Jeff will be speaking on the subject of LEED Neighborhood Development (ND).  LEED ND is the latest rating program launched by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).  Jeff managed the LEED ND submittal process for the Navy Yard at Noisette.  The Navy Yard was one of approximately 240 pilot programs worldwide and one of two in the state of South Carolina.

Noisette Company CEO John Knott recently returned from a speaking engagement, will be presenting locally this week and will be back out on the road for a third next week.

John began the month at the Gaining Ground Summit in Vancouver Oct 4-7.  The 2010 Gaining Ground Summit is targeted to practitioners and advocates across a range of fields working to advance and accelerate urban sustainability—in Vancouver and North America.  John in his lecture entitled “Capital Master Planning for Sustainable Communities,” spoke about the Noisette Project.

Charleston South Carolina is host this week to the International Making Cities Livable Conference.  From their website, “The conference will focus on how to create healthy communities, and how to improve children’s health and development by improving the built environment.”  John will discuss the overall master plan for the revitalization of the Noisette Community; the institutional framework, in which a series of non-profits were established to address the health of the economy, environment and social fabric of the community.  The presentation will be on Tuesday October 19th.

The Portland Sustainability Institute is gearing up for its second annual EcoDistricts Summit on Oct 25-27 in Portland, Oregon.  It is shaping up to be an exciting three days of exploration, inquiry and dialogue about the future of neighborhoods.  John will be the keynote speaker and will explore the theme of sustainability at the district scale.

Noisette Company CFO Jim Haley, will be speaking at a workshop for the Lowcountry Housing Trust on Friday October 22 in Charleston SC.  The workshop is in conjunction with SunTrust Community Capital.  The presentation discusses using New Market Tax Credits for financing projects.

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program spurs investment of private sector capital in distressed communities by providing a tax credit for taxpayers who make qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs). To date, organizations awarded tax credits have raised $15.8 billion in equity investments, stimulating economic growth, supporting job creation, development of mixed use projects, and fostering small business growth in distressed communities across America


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  1. October 26, 2010 10:46 am

    I heard John in Maryland where he pioneered healthy building awareness. We have fast track green courses on waste management and corporate social responsibility and teach green building basics to the real estate, government, health care and insurance arenas. Our courses are in over 100 colleges nationwide for professional development. It is a responsibility you tackle well and to be teaching and educating on these topics is so welcomed and in my opinion, can and will cause market transformation. The more we are all out there teaching the adult population, the more sustainable community concepts will scale. Thank you Navy Yard at Noisette!

    • Sir Geoffrey permalink
      October 28, 2010 12:46 pm

      Thanks for the comment. Together we will transfomr the market and bring awareness to the general public. The future is bright! Keep us in the loop on your accomplishemnts.


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