Announcing SLIP‘s 4th and final event in the
2010 Green Business Networking Luncheon Series !

Event Date: Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Energy efficiency and resource conservation are top of mind these days for commercial property owners and tenants alike. Come hear how Unico Properties does it, and share ideas with others like you!

If we weren’t already convinced that energy efficiency is the most cost effective source of new energy, we got a great overview of the facts related to energy opportunities, choices and costs at Avista’s Powering Our Future event last week. Unico Properties has chosen to build their reputation around “greening” major commercial space in Western cities because they know it offers a competitive advantage to tenants looking to keep their energy costs down.

Here in Spokane, Unico’s steps to “green” the Bank of America Financial Center have been an inspiration to us all. In addition to Energy Star certification, they instituted the first whole building recycling program downtown and are working toward LEED-Existing Building recognition as well. Their green lease provisions help retain the advantages these programs bring by encouraging consistent tenant behavior. Unico employees’ strong presence at this year’s Green Business Networking Luncheon series stands as a testimonial to their interest in and commitment to sustainable practices.

Guest speaker Brett Phillips, Unico’s Sustainability Manager, was featured in a recent Sustainable Industries webinar where he addressed financing energy retrofits and how to make a project pencil out. Sharing the stage with him will be Liz Fitzgerald. Liz Is Unico’s Property Manager in Boise and Spokane where she plays a key role in the implementation of sustainable practices. Their combined stories and experience guarantee a fascinating and informative presentation for the Nov. 15 luncheon.

The event will be in the Cutter Dining Room of the downtown Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. A delicious menu is planned, including Washington organic chicken breast, fresh vegetable fettuccini, warm chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream, for $15. (Adjustments can be made with advance notice of dietary restrictions.)

Networking starts at 11:30, lunch and speaker at noon, followed by a chance to introduce yourself to everyone else there and talk more with others to share tips, gain insights and build the support network you need to go green.

Tickets for the Nov. 15 event are available in advance from SLIP (209-2861), or at the door. Tickets may also be purchased online from Brown Paper Tickets ($1.99 service fee applies).