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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 27, 2008
Contact: Tom Hardiman
Modular Building Institute
888-811-3288 x158 toll-free

Robert Kobet, AIA, LEED AP Presents
"How to Get LEED Points with Modular Construction"
Kobet to Address Modular Building Institute Session Attendees

Charlottesville, VA - The Modular Building Institute (MBI), the only international trade association representing non-residential, modular construction providers, has asked Robert Kobet to deliver a LEED assessment of commercial modular construction to attendees of the MBI annual convention and tradeshow. The convention and tradeshow will be held April 5-8 in Bonita Springs, Florida with the Kobet session held on April 6 at 1:00 pm. Kobet will specifically discuss how to obtain LEED points utilizing modular construction.

Robert Kobet is chair of the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools Application Guide. He is also a co-author of the LEED for Contractors and Construction Managers Workshop and a LEED faculty member. His expertise includes architecture, sustainable design and development, green buildings and green schools, and environmental education
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During his April 6 address, Kobet will outline the requirements, submittal documents, and modular building considerations for each LEED for New Construction prerequisite and credit. He will also provide a LEED for New Construction score sheet showing the potential LEED rating of a subject modular building as well as discuss methods for achieving credits with modular construction. Finally, Kobet will describe the benefits of modular buildings for achieving specific LEED prerequisites and credits, in terms of how integrated design is used to achieve high LEED ratings.

"MBI has been sharing our industry
's message that off-site, factory-built construction is a greener building process," said Tom Hardiman, MBI's Executive Director. "Our efforts with Robert Kobet solidify our commitment in providing the tools necessary for members to meet LEED certification while earning credit for buildings that are already being constructed in an environmentally-friendly manner."

About MBI
Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute is the only, international, non-profit trade association serving non-residential modular construction. Our regular membership includes wholesale manufacturers, direct manufacturers, and dealers of commercial modular buildings, while our associate members are companies supplying building components, services, and financing to the industry. It is MBI's mission to grow the industry and its capabilities by encouraging innovation, quality, and professionalism through communication, education, and recognition. MBI also administers an educational foundation. For more information, visit modular.org.

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