CONTINUING EDUCATION DAYFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017Haiku Home & Big Ass Solutions Showroom
1224 N Post Oak Rd #120, Houston, TX 770558:00 AM - 4:00 PMView the Flyer
About this EventStarting November 1st, 2016, LEED v4 came into effect. To help the building industry get familiar with changes in the new rating system, USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Region has been conducting regional presentations given by subject-matter experts from Gulf Coast region. This is the first in a series of LEED CE days, when 6 training presentations are available on a single day. Sessions include:
DRAWDOWN: THE TOP FOURWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About this EventWhat if we told you—Be optimistic about solving Climate Change: Drawdown, edited by visionary Paul Hawken, is the 100% MOST SUBSTANTIVE SOLUTIONS TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING, BASED ON METICULOUS RESEARCH BY LEADING SCIENTISTS & POLICYMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD. This event will feature the Top 4 of these solutions featuring local professionals that will speak to the scope of each and how they affect this region, and what you could possibly do to be a part of these solutions. The Top Four are Refrigerant Management, Wind Turbines (onshore), Reducing Food Waste, and a Plant-Rich Diet. Join us to learn about how these possibly surprising complexities affect our climate and introduce yourself to this solution-based work.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS SUMMITTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Houston Zoo, Brown Education Center
6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 770307:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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About this EventThe goal of this summit is to bring together local school district leadership, design and engineering professionals, and community members to discuss:
Please join us for a morning of presentations and dialogue at the Houston Zoo on September 28, 2017 to explore the intersection of high performance schools and enhanced learning environments.
Juliet Stipeche, the Education Director for the City of Houston, will kick off the event by discussing how High Performance Schools can play a part in creating social equity and how schools play a role in Mayor Turner’s Complete Communities plan, in addition to discussing the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston area schools.
Mike Dieterich will discuss the pros & cons of certifying with the different certification programs and focus on Ops & Maintenance. He will share his experience with DC Public Schools and how they were able to turn around their schools from being examples of poor conditions and high operating expenses to money-saving buildings that children love to learn in.
A panel of architects from Kirksey, Gensler, and Rogers will discuss strategies for achieving High Performance Schools and share examples of resiliency and cost-saving techniques used in schools.
Anisa Hemming, Director of the Center for Green Schools, will share her passion for green schools and Lessons Learned from her work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and how those lessons can apply to a post-Harvey Houston.
This event will also be the kick-off for the High Performance Schoolsl Leadership Coalition and the Gensler Schools Design Competition. Come to learn more about both of those!
The event will be a short, but impactful morning, full of people passionate about making the places our children learn the best they can be.
CASE STUDIES & COCKTAILS: MCKESSON CORPTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
6535 State Hwy 161, Irving, TX 750395:30 PM - 7:30 PM
About McKessonJoin us for a behind the scenes tour of McKesson Corporation's Las Colinas Campus, recipient of RealComm's 2017 Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Award. This award recognizes the most innovative organizations in the Commercial Real Estate Industry and was based on McKesson's extensive use of technology and innovation to enhance employee productivity, including increased mobility of works using space management and collaboration technologies.
In particular, the project is pursuing a LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in addition to a WELL Building Silver certification (the first building standard focused solely on human health and wellness). Special design elements where incorporated empowering employees to work the way they like, fostering team collaboration with features such as open work and collaboration spaces - 99% of the workstations in the building have views of outdoors and access to natural light, a 4,000-sq. ft. fitness center, exercise rooms and landscaped walking trails to support employee well-being, a walk-in IT Support Center - the Tech Bar - where employees can talk directly to an IT specialist or check out some of the most popular telephone and computer accessories and a world-class dining hall with diverse, healthy and sustainable food options. You'll be able to sample some of these food options as well as drinks at the post-tour happy hour on-site.
Read more about McKesson: http://www.mckesson.com/about-mckesson/corporate-citizenship/environmental-sustainability/
There is visitor parking in front of both buildings. Enter the lobby of the taller of the two buildings.
AUSTIN GREEN BUSINESS BOOT CAMPWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
Abel's on the Lake - Billiard Room3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About this EventHosted by USGBC in partnership with the USGBC Texas Chapter, this highly-specialize, intensive, interactive, four-hour training will provide LEED practitioners, project teams, service providers, and developers an opportunity to learn ways to grow their business through the expanding suite of tools offered by the Green Business Certification, Inc.
Attendees will receive an in-depth crash course on each of the new offerings that builds upon their knowledge of LEED. Led by USGBC’s Vice-President of Strategic Relationships, Rhiannon Jacobsen, and South Central Regional Director, Holly Baird, you will discover how to tools and resources for advancing green buildings, communities and cities as part of your green business strategy. No matter the type, size, scope, or life-cycle phase of your project, USGBC has a system than can work for you. For credential holders, four hours of GBCI general CEU credits will be provided.
Member tickets are available for $25 for members of the USGBC Texas Chapter, as well as employees of National Members companies. Nonmember tickets are available for $35 for everyone else.
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE PREP COURSEWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
6909 Portwest Drive, Houston, TX, 770243:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About this EventWith the growing influence of environmentally responsible design and construction practices, a knowledge of green building strategies is a valuable asset for anyone associated with the building industry. Kirksey's LEED Green Associate Prep Class is a resource for those who are interested in gaining the LEED Green Associate credential. Kirksey does not offer a LEED AP prep class.
WHOLE BUILDING COMMISSIONING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
Zero / Six Consulting6101 Harborside Dr., Galveston TX 77550
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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About this EventFor years, we have commissioned dynamic systems to ensure performance throughout the whole enclosure while assuming that the static envelope would also perform. Over time, commissioning (Cx) and specialty Cx disciplines, such as building envelope commissioning (BECx), have gained momentum as necessary processes in achieving optimal building performance through mandatory requirements as set forth by LEED v4 and the 2015 IECC codes. This presentation establishes the foundation for integrating commissioning with other professional disciplines through the use of 3rd party consultants, performance testing and mock-ups beginning in the design phase and continuing through to project close-out. This presentation will also describe the methods, phases, activities and testing opportunities for effective whole building commissioning. During Part 2 of this session, participants will tour an ISO-accredited laboratory that displays a pre-construction mock-up created to provide insight into potential design conflicts, sequencing of exterior systems, and establishing installation requirements to ensure these installed systems interface as intended.
Pre-arranged transportation available. Max 12 seats.
1. Understand the life span of the commissioning process.
2. Understand the players in the process and how each player fits into that process.
3. Understand the difference between the commissioning process of the past versus the movement towards “whole building commissioning”; and how LEED v4 and the 2015 IECC will influence the commissioning process moving forward.
4. Understand how commissioning language in project manuals needs to coordinate with the testing requirements typically found in the project manual.
DALLAS GREEN BUSINESS BOOT CAMPTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
Peloton Commercial Real Estate901 Main Street, Suite 4200, Dallas, TX 75202
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017 NORTH TEXAS FACILITIES EXPOWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11-12, 2017
Dallas Market Hall
2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
About this EventPolish up your boots and get ready for the 2017 North Texas Facilities Expo. Exhibitors and Facility Managers have been asking us to show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and we are giving you just that - Two full days of exhibits and conferences – all in one place and all for FREE. North Texas Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries including aerospace and defense manufacturing, energy, financial services, computer and electronic products manufacturing, education, government, healthcare, information technology services, telecommunications, transportation, and others. In addition, North Texas Machine Tool Expo, a manufacturing and machining event, will be co-located in the hall.
USGBC Texas Booth #322
Expo Hall Hours
October 11th: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 12th: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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2017 USGBC TEXAS ENERGY SUMMIT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
Norris Conference Center at City Centre
816 Town and Country Blvd #210, Houston, TX 770247:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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About the Energy SummitThe 2017 USGBC Texas Building Energy Summit is an executive forum for building owners/managers, energy and sustainability managers, engineers, federal and state government officials, consultants and other stakeholders focused on energy reduction and smarter technology solutions for buildings.
Free parking available. We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Building Energy Summit!
LEED 2009 VS LEED V4: WATER EFFICIENCYTUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 787455:30 PM - 7:00 PM
About this EventLooking to network with high-performance building professionals? Looking for all 6 of your LEED-specific CEUs to maintain your professional credential? Confused about the design implications of LEEDv4?
This advanced class provides a credit-by-credit comparison between LEED 2009 and LEEDv4 credits in the Water Efficiency category, identifies the design implications the evolution of the rating system has created, and empowers design professionals to have informed conversations with their clients about certifying projects under LEEDv4.
This event is the fifth installment of a 6-part Network & Learn series.
1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting, 1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour
About the Speaker
Jonathan Robertson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CEPE
Jonathan Robertson is a well-respected and well-rounded licensed mechanical engineer with approximately 10-years of experience in the building design industry. His experience focuses primarily on HVAC systems, plumbing systems, energy analysis, and sustainability. Jonathan is a project manager also familiar with energy modeling/simulation, industrial systems, and fire protection systems.
Jonathan has experience with nearly every building type including commercial office space, dry and wet labs, educational campuses, hospitality buildings, museums, data centers, and many more. His expertise has led to several industry firsts, including the first ever WELL Certified collegiate building in the world, and has set the bar as to what is achievable in sustainable design, such as one of the largest rainwater harvesting and reuse systems in the State of California.
Jonathan also volunteers with local educational programs to get youth interested in STEM related careers as well as develops and presents training material for in-house staff development and mentorship.
LEED 2009 VS LEED V4: ENERGY AND ATMOSPHERETUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
4477 S. Lamar Blvd, Suite 600 Austin, Texas 787455:30 PM - 7:00 PM
This advanced class provides a credit-by-credit comparison between LEED 2009 and LEEDv4 credits in the Energy and Atmosphere category, identifies the design implications the evolution of the rating system has created, and empowers design professionals to have informed conversations with their clients about certifying projects under LEEDv4.
This event is the Sixth installment of a 6-part Network & Learn series.
Bungane Mehlomakulu, PE, LEED AP BD+C
As a design principal, Bungane works at the boundary between architecture, engineering, and sustainability to deliver a balanced, efficient, and meaningful product to customers and clients. Partnering with clients he helps identify the high impact strategies that leverage sustainability to unlock value across all aspects of the buildings performance. His work focuses on accelerating the sustainable design business case throughout the industry through direct project involvement, organizational development and, community engagement.
Bungane’s passion for sustainable buildings encompasses the entire building design and operation. His approach to design helps clients to develop opportunities that lie outside the scope of traditional MEP services. He draws on his experience working with passive strategies such as natural ventilation, day lighting, plug load reductions and solar control to drive down loads and minimize the impact of active systems.
His experience integrating BIM modeling into the engineering design process, maintenance, and control systems enables building owners to continuously monitor and improve performance over the life of the building. He continues to share his experience and knowledge throughout the industry through speaking engagements with various industry and community organizations.
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