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Green Building Best Practices 4-Part CD Series Plus
Nearly 17 cents of every dollar in the $787 billion 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus package was allocated toward construction. With the ever-increasing awareness of sustainability, as well as, the General Services Administration’s requirement that all new government buildings and renovations meet LEED certification standards — much of that $131 billion in stimulus construction will include green building projects.
Contractors and owners must navigate LEED-V3 new certification requirements for new and existing buildings . . . find new green suppliers that may not be tried-and-true vendors . . . improve green building design and construction through Building Information Modeling . . . and craft new contract language that will help reduce risks.
Listen to Green Building Best Practices 2009 to learn how your organization can benefit from building green while mitigating losses from unknown regulations and risks. Put your firm on the rail to meeting sustainability goals and increased bottom-line profits. And, be aware of new risks that green building can present and what to do to protect your organization with The Hidden Risks of Green Building with insight on:
-- How green building affects financing opportunities – is it easier because of the increased value of a property that is LEED certified, or harder because of the new risks involved?
CD Session 1:
Green Building Services, Inc. (GBS), has been involved in the LEED movement since its infancy, having assisted projects to obtain LEED certifications as early as 2001, was one of six firms selected in 2003 to review documentation for LEED Certifications, and has been involved in the certification of more than 100 LEED Certified projects, representing fully 6% of all projects to ever receive LEED certification as of November 2008. With more than 300 additional projects underway, GBS represents the voice of experience and is uniquely qualified to provide key insight into the LEED design and construction process.
Helping to write the LEED 2009 Reference Guides and LEED Accredited Professional Study Guides, Elaine Aye and Glen Phillips will provide an outline of the proposed 2009 changes to the core LEED products. This informative session will help you improve your understanding of what is coming and what impact these changes will have on your future projects. Additionally, the presentation will explore what is happening with key market sector rating systems, such as schools, healthcare, retail and neighborhood development. You’ll learn:
-- Relevant features of LEED version 3
-- LEED 2009 Rating Systems (focusing on: new construction, schools and existing buildings)
-- Innovation and the applied future of green building
-- Living building challenge
Elaine Aye, for bio, click here
Glen Phillips, for bio, click here
CD Session 2:
News articles and studies of green buildings tend to focus on new projects, with lavish write-ups of the technologies employed, energy saved and LEED points achieved. However, in any year, new buildings account for no more than 5% of the building stock; the other 95% of buildings are existing buildings.
These buildings are more difficult to make green because their design, structure and systems are in place and, unlike new building projects, they do not have large development budgets that can accommodate the cost of green materials and systems. Instead, outside of a complete retrofit project the cost of green upgrades usually has to be accommodated within the existing building’s deferred maintenance plan and is subject to ROI analysis. Upgrades that cannot deliver energy savings and payback within a few years are rarely supported.
Recognizing these issues, regulators have yet to seriously tackle the greening of existing buildings. Yet, with governments adopting challenging carbon reduction targets, legislation for existing buildings may not be far off. Join Sean Ivery and Nigel Hughes from Navigant Consulting, as they guide you through the activities, issues, motivations and constraints for greening existing buildings, including:
-- The prevalence of LEED for Existing Buildings, Operation & Maintenance, and other standards for existing buildings, such as Energy Star, GreenPoints, etc.
-- The incentives and motivations for building owners, tenants and owner occupiers, including the split incentives issue, the impact of regulations and building codes on existing buildings and the opportunities
for funding through the government stimulus program.
-- Case studies of attempts to green existing leased space.
-- Tools and methods that organizations are adopting to overcome the barriers to making their existing portfolios greener, including the Green Leasing Toolkit, developed by the California Sustainability Alliance.
Sean Ivery, for bio, click here
Nigel Hughes, for bio, click here
CD Session 3:
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is not just for design. While the design phase is where most of the project’s critical structural and energy systems are specified, and BIM lends itself to modeling various scenarios — there are substantial benefits to using BIM throughout the project. This third
recorded session provides insight with hands-on experience of the benefits to using BIM on every green building project.
Hear experienced experts Eddy Krygiel, LEED AP, HNTB Architects and co-author of Green BIM, Dennis Shelden, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Gehry Technologies, and Vaibhav Potnis, Technical Services Manager for Green Building Services, Inc. on the importance of using BIM to drive green
design and the construction process, including:
-- Why transfer models?
-- Energy analysis
-- Value engineering
-- Use 4D to compare schedule impact of various green alternatives -- Means and methods analysis
-- Green Field Decisions
-- Tracking Green activities in the model
-- Performance measurement and follow through
Dennis Sheldon, for bio, click here
Eddy Kriegel, for bio, click here
Vaibhav Potnis, for bio, click here
CD Session 4:
This important part of the Green Building series webinar series (1) a brief history of climate change law, (2) an overview of green and sustainable construction laws currently being passed in many jurisdictions, (3) the laws and legal trends currently being considered and (4) the current and potential challenges to these laws. The legal history of climate change laws will briefly review the following:
-- The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
-- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
-- The Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC - Bali, and the IPCC 4th Assessment Reports
-- Federal laws and the California Climate Action Team Report
Bryan Jackson, for bio, click hereMike Cathcart, for bio, click here
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