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TRIANGLE: GreenNC 2013- Symposium For A/E/C
TRIANGLE: GreenNC 2013- Symposium For A/E/C


When: December 5, 2013
9AM to 5PM
Where: Raleigh Convention Center-LEED SiIver
Raleigh, NC  
Traci Rider

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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.

Located 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.

8:00 Registration Opens

9:00 am - Welcome and Keynote

Col. Steve 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 Local Government

Panelists: Councilmember, Jan Davis, Asheville City Council

Assistant County Manager, Mary Sassi Furtado, Catawba County

City Building 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

Elizabeth Bowen, NC State University

Addressing 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 participation.

LEED and Performance: What's New in LEED v4? Market Transformation!

Panelists: Bae-Won Koh, AIA, USGBC Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Innovative Design

Kim Loftis, LEED AP, Business Development Manager, CaraGreen

LEED 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 - Lunch Keynote

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 practice intheindustry.

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 Platinum)

Panelists: Kevin 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

Transit 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 Architecture

Do 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)

Adam Spach, Stanford White

We 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, O'Brien Atkins

Jennifer Amster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EYP/BJAC

North 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 Institute

Cities 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.


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