USGBC - Northern California Chapter

Exclusive Transbay Transit Center Hardhat Tour 11/3

Take a tour of the Transbay Transit Center project, future transit hub connecting eight Bay Area counties and the state of California through 11 transit systems. The tour will start with a presentation at the TJPA office followed by an onsite tour of the Transbay Transit Center project.ttc-rendered-section


This is an active construction site currently working on site excavation. Please dress appropriately. Note: Closed-toed hard-soled boots or shoes required.

Registration is limited to active Chapter members only (click here to join or renew).

More on the Project:
The Transbay Transit Center Project is a visionary transportation and housing project that transforms downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional transportation system by creating a “Grand Central Station of the West” in the heart of a new transit-friendly neighborhood. The approximately $4.5 billion project will replace the former Transbay Terminal at First and Mission streets in San Francisco.

As a critical component of the Bay Area regional public transportation network, the Transbay Transit Center Program contributes greatly to the regional sustainability goal of alternative public transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Transit Center project will incorporate many sustainable design and green building features is on track to earn a LEED Gold rating.

More on Transbay Transit Center website: http://transbaycenter.org

 

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BASF Construction Solutions Tour featuring Alex Steffen

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As Planetary Futurist in Residence for IDEO - a design and innovation company, Mr. Steffen explores the practice of design thinking as applied in the anticipation of large-scale change.

Join us as he presents Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save The Planet which posits that ensuring a sustainable future and creating high-density urban living that is comfortable, cleaner, and more energy efficient will require big thinking from collaborative individuals and companies.

We look forward to presenting the holistic solutions that BASF offers for sustainable, resilient, high performance construction. Engage in conversations with BASF's Center for Building Excellence about LEED v4, Materials, and innovations to address current and future design and construction challenges. Come be inspired by ideas for improving cities and learn about the technologies available to make those ideas realities.

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Bay Bridge Branch – Mixer at Make Westing

Green Building, beverages, and bocce… What could be better?!  Join other leaders in sustainable development for this “must-attend” addition to your November calendar.  Opportunities to network will abound between drinks and tosses of the boccino.  See you there!

 

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Year-End Celebration!

Year-End Celebration!
 
Please join us as we celebrate the end of 2014 and look forward to 2015!
 
We'll honor our sponsors, partners, members and friends, provide a breakdown of Greenbuild, as well as thank Dan Geiger for his years of service to the Chapter.
 
You won't want to miss this festive event at 1 Sansome Street, one of the first LEED v4 Platinum buildings in the country.
 
Plus, enjoy hors d'oevres catered by Bi-Rite and beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company!
 
Buy your tickets in advance - prices increase the day of.  We look forward to seeing you there!
 
 
 
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CSI SCV - California Building Code Update

This program will cover an introduction to the significant changes to the architectural areas of California Building code, with special focus on the new accessibility regulations in CBC Chapter 11B. Please note that this program will not cover CALGreen or on the Energy Code due to time constraints. Watch for future programs on these.

About our Speaker:
Steven Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp manages the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Preview Group, Inc., a building code consulting firm. Steve has over 40 years experience as a licensed architect, civil engineer, landscape architect and Certified Access Specialist.

His experience includes such award-winning projects as the International Terminal at the San Francisco Airport, the seismic rehabilitation of the landmark Oakland City Hall and the post-production sound editing facilities at Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. He has done code analysis for the historic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Steve is currently working as the building and life safety consultant for the seismic upgrade and renovation of the historic War Memorial Veterans Building in the San Francisco Civic Center. Steve is the author, along with noted illustrator Frank Ching, of several well received books, including Building Codes Illustrated, the fourth edition of which was recently published by John Wiley & Sons. Another new Wiley book, Residential Codes Illustrated, was published in mid-2010.

Steve served on the AIA Board of Directors where he was chairman of the Codes and Standards Committee. Steve is in his third 4-year term as the Governor's appointee as the Architect Commissioner on the California Building Standards Commission. He recently served on the Administrative Work Group for the development of the draft of the International Green Construction Code. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

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Next-Generation Street and Off-Street Parking Lighting Workshop

Join Bay Area city leaders for an in-depth workshop on strategies for successful deployment of LED street and off-street parking lighting.

Audience: We encourage public works staff, transportation directors and engineers, and sustainability leaders to participate free of charge. We also have limited space for participation from lighting and energy efficiency professionals with an interest in municipal street and off street lighting.

Contact Alison Erlenbach at aerlenbach@baclimate.org or (415) 320-6294 for further information.

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From the Olympics to Arabia: Can Large Scale Development be Sustainable?

Former Project Manager for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Village and past Director of the design and construction of the new Capital City of the United Arab Emirates talks about sustainable, large-scale development.

About the Speaker

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Jody Andrews is the Director of Public Works and Utilities for the City of Westminster, a city of 109,000 residents in the Front Range of Colorado. Jody came to Westminster after serving as the Director of the Capital District Development in Abu Dhabi, where he led the design and construction of the new capitol city for the United Arab Emirates, home for up to 370,000 residents and the leading sustainable Arab capitol. Prior to his work overseas, Jody was Deputy City Manager for the City of Vancouver, a city of 600,000 on Canada’s west coast, as well as Project Manager for the 2010 Olympic Village, which was certified as one of Canada’s first LEED Neighborhood Platinum communities, also achieving LEED Platinum for the Community Center and Net Zero Senior’s Building, and LEED Gold for every other building. Jody is a civil engineer with 25 years of experience directing large public works projects and municipal organizations, with a focus on sustainable infrastructure and development. He currently resides in the mountains above Westminster with his wife and two children, where he serves as Director on the Town of Nederland Sustainability Advisory Board.

 

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For carpooling from the Monterey area, email Alfred Seccombe: alfredseccombe@gmail.com

 

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Buildings that Teach: Integrating Sustainability, Building Design and Curriculum within the Built Environment

AGENDA

5:30 - 6:00: Check in and Networking

6:00 - 7:30: Presentation, Q&A

 Light fare and drinks provided

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Enter through the East Entrance to CRC, off Bruceville Road.  Parking available at the Parking Structure opposite Winn Center.

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This Course has been approved for 1.5 CEUs Course ID: 0920001563 

When Cosumnes River College was ready to design a new interdisciplinary classroom building that would house, among other things, their Architecture and Construction Management programs, it was clear that this was an amazing opportunity for integrated teaching and learning. More than six years ago, students were assigned the project as part of their design studio, an instructional approach to engage the student voice. Their best work informed the next phase of the project, where the College turned to a design-build competition—collaboration between users, architect and contractor—to design a sustainable, flexible and technology-rich LEED Platinum building that could be used as a teaching tool for future generations of architects and contractors. 


The presentation will focus on the circle of sustainable knowledge, where the curriculum and students informed the design of the building, the building design informed sustainability and sustainability informed curriculum for future generations to come.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Integrated Design: Discover how to extend the integrated design process beyond the design, construction andowner to include building users and students in a collaborative, educational and successful process.
  2. Updating Building Standards: Learn how to work with your clients to explore new building standards that will support sustainability goals.
  3. The LEED Process: Learn the importance of planning and tracking credits and documentation to ensure you meet your LEED goals.

About the Speakers

Dave Younger, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Lionakis
David Younger is an Architect and Principal with Lionakis.  Over the last 25 years with Lionakis, Dave has risen through the ranks becoming a Principal in 1998. During that time he has been involved on a wide variety of projects and held many positions in the firm. He has developed an expertise in the design of higher education facilities and helped build this project type to be a major market for Lionakis and now is responsible for all of their higher education work and specifically their Community College projects throughout the state of California. Dave believes strongly in giving back to the community in which we work and live. Dave volunteers on several organizations and Boards and considers his participation in the Los Rios Foundation as a great way to give back to an organization that has helped advance his career.

Johnathan McMurty, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Lionakis
As an Associate Principal at Lionakis, Jonathan McMurtry has 25 years of experience in the industry and over 15 years of experience designing Higher Education facilities. His creative design abilities result in innovative, quality sustainable solutions that encourage learning. A life-long bicycle commuter, Jonathan is a leader and advocate within Lionakis for alternative transportation. Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and actively involved in the Community College Facilities Coalition, Council of Educational Facility Planners International and Society for College and University Planning.

 John Ellis, Head of Architecture Program, Consumnes River College
For the past 30 years, John Ellis has been the head of the architecture program at Cosumnes River College (CRC). CRC Architecture was selected as a “Program of Distinction” by the Los Rios Community College District. John was awarded the 2004 AIA California Council “Excellence in Architectural Education Award” and was a 2008 nominee for the “Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology.” He was primarily responsible for programming and student involvement in the Winn Center for Construction and Architecture.

 

 

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Green Festival

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Come visit us at the14th annual Green Festival San Francisco at Ft. Mason on the weekend of November 14-16, 2014!

About Green Festivals, Inc.

Green Festivals, Inc. organizes Green Festival®, America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products, services and programs, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the organization produces Green Festival events in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.greenfestivals.org.

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LEED v4 EBO&M

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LEED v4 EBO&M

With LEED v4’s stated goal of focusing on performance, new additions to the LEED v4 for Existing Building Operations & Maintenance (EBO&M) aim to further enhance the sustainability achievements of our existing building stock.

Drawing experience from speakers that have completed dozens of LEED EBO&M Platinum projects, including the first two LEED v4 EBO&M Platinum projects in the world, this class will cover a credit-by-credit analysis of changes from v2009 to v4. The discussion will include new and updated prerequisites and credits throughout EBO&M v4 as well as the more stringent site, water, energy and indoor environmental quality requirements. The speakers will also lead the class through a credit documentation simulation for hands-on experience with the new Rating System.

These classes are meant to be conversational and interactive to maximize the benefit for all attendees! Come prepared with questions and topics that you’d like to learn, and participate in an open discussion with LEED experts and peers. The class is geared towards architects, contractors, energy consultants, materials suppliers and any other project team members that will gain value from understanding the new Rating System.

Sponsored by USGBC-NCC, Environmental Building Strategies (EBS) and AIA SF COTE, the LEED v4 ID&C class will be eligible for 2.5 GBCI CEU credit and 2.5 AIA credit.

Speakers:
Barry Giles, USGBC LEED® Fellow, LEED® Faculty™, LEED® AP O&M, Founder and CEO, BuildingWise
Barry earned his iconic status in the industry the old-fashioned way: by working in virtually every aspect of the business: engineer, general contractor, systems operator and a facilities supervisor. His breadth of experience gives him particularly astute insight into what will satisfy the many different stakeholders in a project and inspire his strong, practical approach to green building.

Often called “Mr. LEED-EB,” Barry was a LEED for Existing Buildings pioneer and a founding member of its Core Committee in 2002. In the years since, he has continued to assist the USGBC in the development of the LEED EB rating system over all of the subsequent versions, and he is a USGBC faculty member as well as a BREEAM International and In‐Use Assessor. He currently serves on the USGBC Materials & Resources TAG. With the advance of LEED to Version 4 Barry and his team at BuildingWise have just completed the first two LEED Platinum buildings in version 4, both of them LEED EB O&M’s.

Jake Arlein, LEE AP, Partner & Director of Certification Services, Environmental Building Strategies
Jake Arlein is a Partner and the Director of Certification Services/Partner at Environmental Building Strategies (EBS), where he oversees all LEED consulting projects. An expert across all LEED rating systems, Jake currently specializes in LEED EBOM, New Construction and Core & Shell. Having managed over 70 LEED projects, Jake has led over 20 buildings and 7 million sq. ft. across the globe to maximize LEED certification level. He is currently certifying one of the highest rated LEED EBOM projects in the world for Japan’s Obayashi Corporation headquarters. Jake is actively engaged in the development of the LEED rating systems as a group leader for the LEED v4 Regional Priority Committee and a member of the Content Development Team for GBCI.

Date: November 18, 5:30 – 8pm. Networking and refreshments at 5:30; class starts at 6.
Location: DPR / EBS offices: 945 Front St. San Francisco, CA 94111

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