GreenNC - Bringing IT ALL TOGETHER!
GreenNC is a one-day event, hosted by
the USGBC North Carolina Chapter, to provide education, information and
networking to North Carolina and neighboring citizens interested in green
building and sustainability. By bringing architects, engineers, contractors and
consultants together with owners occupants and educators, the richness of the conversations and presentations
have been notably valuable to attendees over the last seven years.
at the LEED Silver Raleigh Convention Center, our event will focus on green
building leadership in publicly funded agencies, specifically the two sectors
of local governments and education. Come learn, network and re-charge with 150+ like-minded professionals. Event tickets start at $110 and by registering early, you will save $20! Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior.
9:00 am - Welcome and
Baker, Commander & District Engineer, of the
Wilmington District, US Army Corps of Engineers: Leadership and Green Building
Col. Baker will share his lessons
learned in leadership and problem solving. Personifying the Army
Corps slogan "Building Strong,” Bakers’ career is characterized by taking on
challenges and building cohesion among sometimes disparate parties. With over two
decades of leadership experience in the US military, Col. Baker is adept at
motivating and organizing others to get a job done.
Col. Steve Baker is a
distinguished graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point and decorated
solider serving in Desert Storm and Afghanistan. Baker has served with
the Army Corps of Engineers in New Jersey, Macedonia, Kosovo and Greenland and
had many years at Fort Bragg. At the Wilmington District Change of Command
ceremony when Col. Baker took his current post, he was described by commanders
as the one who "knows North Carolina better than any other army official."
10:15 - 11:45 -
Concurrent Education Session I
Local Government: Sustainability in
Jan Davis, Asheville City Council
County Manager, Mary Sassi Furtado, Catawba County
Superintendent Richard Jackson, City of Raleigh
Panelists will explore how
local governments in North Carolina are dealing with environmental and health
challenges such as deteriorating air quality and raising energy costs within
the fiscal realities of local budgets. Topics covered will include green construction
within a locally legislated pay-back period; balancing environmental benefits
with economic return-on-investment and making purchasing decisions based on
full life cycle costs rather than up-front purchase costs; and using energy
dashboards for real-time tracking of energy usage at various municipal
buildings to encourage energy conservation, energy savings and sustainability.
Green Schools: University Sustainability Panel
Panelists: Dedee DeLongpre Johnston, Wake Forest University
NC State University
the complex issue of sustainability is difficult in a single-use, well-defined
building, let alone in a campus context full of differently used buildings at
various scales and a wide range of users. This session will discuss tested
methods for implementing sustainability and green building on college campuses
in North Carolina, reviewing lessons learned and emerging opportunities from
the perspective of the institutions themselves. Topics covered will include
LEED certification, portfolio management, stakeholder engagement, and student
LEED and Performance: What's New
in LEED v4? Market Transformation!
Panelists: Bae-Won Koh, AIA, USGBC Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, Principal,
Kim Loftis, LEED
AP, Business Development Manager, CaraGreen
v4 has recently been approved by USGBC members. It contains the biggest change
ever in 13 years of LEED history. This session will cover what the major
changes are, why such changes are necessary at this time, and how they will transform
the building industry. Basic knowledge on the LEED 2009 New Construction is
required for this session.
12:00 - 1:30 pm -
Barbra Batshalom, Sustainable Performance Institute: Thriving in a Future of Change
Batshalom is founderand executive
director oftheSustainable Performance Institute (SPI). SPI's green
firm Certification programisthefirst industry program to
provide a framework for evaluatingthecapability of design and
construction firms to deliver a consistent, high quality sustainability
service. SPI's Green Firm Boot Camp workshop program has been delivered to
hundreds of firms nation-wide to help raisethebar on professional
In light of recent weather
events such as hurricane Sandy, communities have a heightened awareness of the
practical ramifications of climate change. Meeting the new challenges of
resilient design is more than getting LEED Certification. Barbra will challenge
us take on the fundamental challenges of how we do our work so that we can be
part of the solution rather than the problem.How can we manage
intentional change? What are the civic and business opportunities? What are immediate steps we can take to
"future proof" our projects?
1:45 - 3:15 -
Concurrent Education Session II
Green Transit Facilities Case Studies: Greensboro (LEED Gold) & Raleigh (LEED
Elwood, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Greensboro Transit Authority
(GTA) and the City of Greensboro Department of Transportation
David Eatman, Transit Administrator, City of Raleigh
Gil Johnson, VP/Project Manager, Capital Project Consulting, Inc
projects are traditionally difficult in a number of ways, requiring extensive
space, chemicals, and ventilation rates, among many other issues. This session
will review two North Carolina LEED transit facilities: the LEED Gold
Greensboro Transit Authority Facility, and the LEED Platinum Raleigh Transit
Operational Facility. Presenters from the municipalities and design teams will
cover the spectrum of considerations for the projects including topics such as
funding, approval processes, sourcing, and user buy-in.
Green Schools: Post-Occupancy
Evaluations of Sports & Education Spaces in K-12: Connecting Clo and Flow – You won’t believe
what was accomplished!
Presenter: Jody Henry, Kirksey
you know what your "clo” factor is? We will explain it and with this
information, we will help you understand how to convince a school district in a
primarily hot climate to accept a passively ventilated space. We will
challenge participants to break through common misconceptions about air flow
and we will show how to use the natural tools provided to them. We will present
a passively ventilated high school athletic facility where it happened and
demonstrate how attendees can apply the learned concepts to their
buildings. Think it’s impossible? We will detail the Post Occupancy
Evaluation highlighting how we designed it, what we tested after construction,
and the unbelievable results.
LEED and Performance: Modeling
& Predicting Energy Use - How Does It Compare with Actual Data?
Panelists: LEED and Performance: Modeling &
Predicting Energy Use - How Does It Compare with Actual Data?
Panelists: Renee Hutcheson, NC Department of
Environment & Natural Resources (Utility Savings Initiative)
will take a look at a number of buildings that are billed as high performance
for energy and explore the basis for making and substantiating these
claims. Some buildings can actually live up to their claims and have the
data to support that. However, our survey has revealed inaccurate
baselines and modeling, numerous variables during project execution, or lack of
proper building operation can lead to surprising results. We will also look at lessons learned to help
lead to better and more predictable results.
3:30 - 5:00 -
Concurrent Education Session III
Major Public Facilities Case Studies: Durham County Justice Center (LEED Gold) & North Carolina History
Center at Tryon Palace (LEED Silver)
Panelists: Kevin Montgomery, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C,
Jennifer Amster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EYP/BJAC
Carolina has opened a number of significant, publicly funded LEED projects in
the past year. This session will review two LEED certified public facilities:
the LEED Gold Durham County Courthouse and the LEED Silver North Carolina
History Center at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Presenters from the design teams
will cover the spectrum of considerations for the projects including topics
such as LEED credits achieved, energy consumption, and community engagement.
Green Schools: Opportunities
& Challenges for Green K-12 in the Carolinas!
Panelists: Bill Lewis, Chief Operating Officer at Charleston County School District
Robert Ferris, CEO/President, SfL&a Architects
Mr. Lewis will discuss how sustainability has gone from an
abstract concept into the district's mainstream both in terms of the planning,
design and construction of the district's new or renovated schools. Critical to
success was a careful strategy for getting school leaders and students to
incorporate sustainable practices into daily operations.
Mr. Ferris will present on Sandy Grove in Hoke Co. (Energy
Positive and LEED Platinum) and Rocky Mount High School (LEED Gold) .
LEED and Performance: Raising the
Bar on Professional Practice: Strategies
for Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century
Presenter: Barbra Batshalom, Sustainable Performance
around the country and around the world are facing radically different design
challenges than they did 50 years ago. The tangible impacts of climate change
are impacting city planning, institutional operations, physical infrastructure
design and more. As an industry, A/E/C practice isn't even delivering
LEED-level performance on a consistent basis - and the challenge is greater
than that. This session will provide detailed framework and roadmap to prepare
your firm to meet the demands of the new century. Participants will leave with
concrete ideas and strategies that they can implement the day they return to
the office for improving performance and profitability in their practice.